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Love sharks? We’re happy to report that we added a sevengill to the Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit, seven feet in total length and 97 pounds.
Love sharks? Last night we added a beautiful, 141-pound sevengill shark to the Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit. One reason that the Aquarium displays and releases large sharks—like our new sevengill—is to increase awareness of the challenges sharks face worldwide.
We recently released our smallest female sevengill shark into Monterey Bay. During the 11 months we had her on exhibit, the shark gained 3 1/2 inches and two pounds!
We recently released a healthy sevengill shark (Notorynchus cepedianus) into Monterey Bay. It thrived during its stay, gaining 13 pounds in four months. We still have two females on exhibit. These sharks help educate thousands of visitors about the power and beauty of large sharks—and the dangers they face in the wild.
Earlier this week we introduced a sevengill shark and a spiny dogfish to our Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit. The sevengill (top) is a five-foot, four-inches long female weighing forty-one pounds. The spiny dogfish (bottom) is a three-feet, four-inches long female weighing almost 16 pounds.