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Shark transported to Birmingham Sea Life Centre to breed

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Media captionAlbi the shark is more than two metres long and weighs 120kg

A shark has been transported more than 120 miles across England in a bid to encourage him to breed.

Albi, a two metre-long (6ft) nurse shark, was taken from the National Sea Life Centre Blackpool to the attraction's sister site in Birmingham.

He was lifted out of the water using a sling and transported in a lorry fitted with a specially-designed tank.

It is hoped he will breed with the Birmingham centre's female nurse shark Florence Nightingale.

The move took place as part of the chain's wider breed rescue scheme.

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