The Dogfish is actually one of the most common members of the Shark family found in and around Irish waters. They mainly inhabit shallow waters, choosing to dwell near the seabed. This is for protection and also to find food, which involves Worms, Crustaceans and certain smaller fish such as Bass. They have an impressive population, which many accredit to their very successful breeding process. This is due to the Adult an egg case which protects and nourishes its inhabitant to the point of birth. When the young hatch at roughly 10cm, they are self-sufficient and are able to hunt straight away.
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