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How does this all-female species reproduce? - Susana Freitas and Darren Parker

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In 2021, workers at a Sardinian aquarium were stunned by the birth of a smooth-hound shark. What was shocking was that, for the last decade, the shark’s mother had been living only with other females. So, how was this birth possible? And can other species reproduce this way? Susana Freitas and Darren Parker explore the phenomenon of asexual reproduction known as parthenogenesis.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Susana Freitas, Darren Parker
  • Director Petya Zlateva, Compote Collective
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist Petya Zlateva
  • Animator Petya Zlateva, Nataliya Atanasova
  • Art Director Petya Zlateva
  • Composer BigBanda SoundScapers
  • Sound Designer BigBanda SoundScapers
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Anna Bechtol
  • Associate Producer Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler

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