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wobbegong

an Australian carpet shark, Orectolobus maculatus, with brown-and-white skin
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The two-year-old wobbegong, or carpet sharks, measuring up to 80cm in length, are bottom-dwelling sharks and regarded as harmless but can grow to three metres.
The genes encoding these proteins were obtained from wobbegong sharks (Orectolobus maculatus), a species found in the Western Pacific ocean, including Australian waters.
They include the following: ``Warm tropical water,'' ``Vast schools of pelagic fish,'' ``Gray reef, whitetip and wobbegong sharks,'' ``Way cool `ugly' critters like frogfish, crocodile fish, angler and stonefish'' and ``No seasickness.
An ultrasound scan has shown that the Australian wobbegong shark, which lives at Blackpool Sea Life Centre in Lancashire, is expecting up to 20 pups.
Sharks, though, come in a variety of shapes, like the unusual Hammerhead and the mottled Wobbegong.
Kodiak's 2004 exploration program will cover at least eleven of those showings, the Claim Line, the DH, the Ryne, the Jaz, the Hourglass, the Cabin, the Big Bear, the Kipper Cameron, the Kodiak, the Buck, the Vent and the Wobbegong.
In both Japanese wobbegong (Orectolobus japonicas) and nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), Tanaka (1990) and Gelsleichter et al.
We told yesterday how the 22-year-old went for help when the Wobbegong sank its teeth into him while he was snorkelling and refused to let go.
They live in a tank of real Caribbean coral reef alongside two lemon sharks, three nurse sharks, one wobbegong shark and around 1,500 Caribbean fish.
The exhibit will feature 50 live animals, including black-footed penguins, monkeyfaced eels, leafy sea dragos and three species of tropical sharks - blacktip reef, bamboo and wobbegong.
The Wobbegong shark sank its razor-sharp teeth into his leg just below the knee and would not let go.
And at the tropical shark tank at Blackpool's Sea Life centre, there are two new sandbar sharks joining nurse sharks, reef sharks and Australia's amazing camouflaged wobbegong sharks.