Baby sharks arrive at SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

Lauren Abdel-Razzaq
The Detroit News

Four baby sharks are making their debut this week at the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills.

The two brownbanded bamboo sharks and two white-spotted bamboo sharks were bred at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium as part of a conservation program, according to a news release by the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium.

The sharks are females and about 2½ feet long.

Native to the Indo-Pacific, brownbanded bamboo sharks are bottom dwellers and are found gliding along inshore coral reefs. The breed gets its name from the alternating bands of brown that provide it camouflage.

The average brownbanded bamboo shark is between 25-30 inches long, while the white-spotted shark is between 24-32 inches long.

The sharks are on display at Stingray Bay.

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