Julia Drymon – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Mustang must share the campus with a new welcome animal now that the shark egg being raised in LRHS marine science teacher Larry Hickman’s class hatched.
The egg was expected to hatch in about a month. However, the shark was not waiting. The banded cat shark hatched on Monday, Nov. 19 over break at 10:15 a.m.
The shark has been named Lenny and is still getting accustomed to his new environment at LRHS.
Junior Audrey Dixon said, “We called him ‘Gobbles’ because he was born during the Thanksgiving break.”
The banded cat is predicted to grow to about two and a half feet and is a bottom dwelling shark.
Junior Carter Savitts said the shark’s appearance is certainly distinctive.
“It looks like a cute pebble with fins,” he said.
This new addition to the marine biology class will add a learning experience for all the students. They can learn about the biology of shark from the very beginning of their lives.
Hickman and his class are very excited to learn more about their new friend Lenny.