Blacktip reef sharks bred in the Whitsundays region in north Queensland have been released into an enclosure on Daydream Island.
The two sharks, born in captivity in January, were released into the Living Reef lagoon on the island just before Cyclone Ului hit the region two weeks ago.
Living Reef manager Brett Jeffries says the move was well timed.
“Just before the cyclone, luckily, we actually released them in the lagoons – into our Living Reef aquarium,” he said.
“We were actually really lucky when we did that because the holding tank we had them in was actually destroyed in the cyclone.”
Mr Jeffries says the two sharks, named Cookie and Nibbles, are doing well.
“Unfortunately we did have one natural mortality about a month into it,” he said.
“The runt of the litter, if you can put it that way, actually passed away but the other two are going really well.
“They’re going on nearly three months now and they’re really enjoying their nice new home in the aquarium.”