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BAGGED BABY.

Meet "Bill" a baby dogfish shark who lives in a sandwich bag! Last summer, marine biologist Nina Godsell at Weymouth Sea Life Park in Dorset, England, found Bill--and twin "Ben"--growing in an egg sac (protective pouch) laid by their mom in a park tank.

Since the egg was too small to support twins, the babies were removed and placed in individual, clear plastic bags. "The bag works like the protective shell of the egg sac," says Godsell.

Sadly, Ben died after one month, but his twin Bill continues to thrive. Godsell hopes to "hatch" Bill from his plastic incubator this December.
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Title Annotation:baby dogfish shark lives in sandwich bag
Author:N.D.
Publication:Science World
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Nov 13, 2000
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