Showing posts tagged as "shark conservation"
Love sharks? We just added a beautiful sandbar shark to the Open Sea exhibit. Believe it or not, this shark originally came from Hawaii on an airplane. Since then, it’s been growing up behind the scenes at our Animal Research and Care Center in Marina, until we felt it was large enough to go on display!
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!