Showing posts tagged as "shark week"
Sharks are voracious eating machines: fact or fiction? The Aquarium’s biggest sharks are also the lightest eaters! Broadnose sevengill sharks reach 10 feet, but these giants digest meals slowly and only eat every few weeks.
Learn how we’re studying and helping save these majestic animals
Fun fact for Shark Week: Where do sharks go? Our researchers have made surprising discoveries. Tagged sharks traveled from Southern California down the Baja Peninsula. Adult white sharks off Northern California have journeyed to the Eastern Pacific and the “Shark Café,” and as far west as Hawaii. Some made 1,000-foot dives! Check out this Today.com interview with our researchers, and see shark travels in real time at the GTOPP website.
It’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel! Did you know that after renovating our million-gallon Open Sea exhibit in 2011 we added a new species, the sandbar shark? This beautiful animal is one of the largest coastal pelagic sharks, and can grow to eight feet.
Next week is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel! This weekend (August 11-12) the Aquarium will be hosting a special premiere of the film, “Great White Highway” in the auditorium, about shark migrations and conservation, followed by a Q&A with research scientists. We’ll also be giving away vouchers for a re-mastered edition of “Jaws” on Blu-ray Disc, as well as other gifts!