Rare shark stolen from aquarium

A rare shark was beinghunted by police on Tuesday after it was stolen from an aquarium.

The shark was a 2ft long,mottled brown, marble catshark — Atelomycterus Macleayi , imported from Indonesia four years ago.  It is the female half ofthe only active breeding pair of its kind in Britain. According to the news article by Reuters,the aquarium owner Peter Newman said that as a breeding pair, the male andfemale are worth 50,000 pounds, and a solitary female worth possibly 10,000pounds.  Since its arrival in England,the stolen shark has apparently survived accidental electrocution after a crabbit through a power cable, just before giving birth to six baby sharks earlier thisyear.

The Hampshire police issuedan appeal for information on Tuesday.