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Rare shark pups make their home at Manchester Sea Life centre

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Sea Life Manchester is to welcome seven Blacktip Reef Shark pups to the aquarium.

The sharks, which are difficult to breed, are the latest in a string of successful conservation programmes for the attraction.

The reception follows over 12 months of planning and sees the sharks travel 625 miles in specially modified tanks from Germany to Barton Square.

The pups, all weighing between 5 - 7kg and measuring just under 100cm, will move into Sea Life Manchester’s half a million litre Ocean Tank, where they will live amongst schools of tropical and sub-tropical fish, in waters that closely resemble their natural habitat.