The Blind Shark (Brachaelurus waddi) is not actually blind. Their name comes from their habit of closing their eyes when caught by fishers. They are a small shark (1.2m) that have a large head compared to their body. They often hide in the kelp and if you spot them you will find them quite shy. They can be seen all year round, mostly during the day. They are closely related to nurse sharks, bamboosharks and carpetsharks. They can be hidden in very shallow water just deep enough to cover them but can be found as deep as 100m. The blind shark is in the group of Orectolobiformes which are grouped as such as they have piglike snouts, short mouths connected to nostrils by grooves.
Breeding: The Blind Sharks breeding habits are not as well known as other species, although it is believed that they will reach sexual maturity once they reach just over a metre in length. These sharks are Ovoviviparous in which its embryos develop inside eggs that remain in the mother's body until they are ready to hatch. The embryos have no placental connection with the mother but gain nourishment from their yolk sac. It is believed they breed during the summer and can have up to 8 pups a year.