Epaulette sharks are adorable.
Two new additions have hatched at the Tennessee Aquarium in the past two weeks. The most recent was a male, (shown in the image above) the Aquarium's eleventh Epaulette pup. He hatched from a egg laid in the Stingray Bay touch tank on October 17th, 2012. That is a little bit longer than most of his siblings. They hatched in about 130 days. Even though he spent four more days snuggled up inside a "Mermaid Purse," another name given to the leathery egg case, he still had some of his yolk sac still attached. (It's the yellowish object seen below the shark in the top image.) This also occurred with his sister. Keepers believe this is because the most recent eggs were kept in an exhibit with slightly cooler water than the tank used to house the siblings.
Here's video of one of our first Epaulette shark pups hatching.