Montano says the eggs have tendrils that attach to structures on the bottom of the seafloor such as coral, sponge or rocks that provide protection to the eggs. Once the baby shark inside the egg is developed, it hatches ready to defend itself with no mother to protect it.
Can a baby shark survive without its mom?
Immediately after birth, shark pups leave their mother and survive on their own, possibly due to the threat that the mother shark will attack. Pups are able to survive because shark they are born with natural survival knowledge and a full set of teeth.
Do baby sharks swim with their mothers?
Who’s hungry? Sharks are agile swimmers, even before they are born. Underwater ultrasound scans have revealed that shark fetuses can swim from one of their mother’s twin uteruses to the other.