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Picture: LauraJones/BNPS<br />
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An aquarium keeper was given the shark of his life when a delicate egg suddenly hatched in his hands as he carried out a routine check.<br />
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Kico Iraola had removed the black sack from a tank and was carefully examining it when he suddenly felt it move.<br />
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Just seconds later the egg case burst open and a 4.5ins long baby shark burst out and landed with a splash into a bowl of water.<br />
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Kico alerted his colleagues who were stunned to see the empty sack and the animal happily swimming around.<br />
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Banded sharks normally take six months to hatch but the little creature was around four weeks early.<br />
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The black-and-white Banded shark was moved to a separate enclosure at the SeaLife Adventure Park in Weymouth, Dorset, where it will be carefully monitored.