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Did you know that today is Endangered Species Day, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the federal Endangered Species Act? We rescue, study and care for many endangered species at the Aquarium, in cooperation with government agencies. These include snowy plovers, sharks, sea otters, penguins, rockfish and albatross. How will you celebrate this special day?
We’re always happy to report that an exhibit animal thrived and was then successfully released. That’s the case with “Dottie,” our largest female sevengill. She gained 15 pounds since first going on exhibit in July 2012!
Still making weekend plans? Why not come for Shark Days, Feb. 23-24? It includes special feedings, programs and stories from our expert staff.
Love #sharks? We just added a hammerhead to the Open Sea exhibit, measuring 5-foot-11 and weighing 68 pounds. That makes three large hammerheads on exhibit—as many as we’ve ever had!
Want to explore the mysterious world of sharks and rays during quieter hours when we’re open just for members and guests? Join us for “Sharks: Love Bites,” a Member Night event Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.!
Did you know that we’re the only aquarium in the world to exhibit great white sharks? (We last displayed one in 2011.) Bringing people face-to-face with these amazing animals inspires them to care about the ocean’s top predator and understand the threats sharks face in the wild.
Are male and female great white sharks gathering offshore for an annual mating ritual? That’s what the data suggest, says Aquarium research biologist Sal Jorgensen.
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!
We just released a healthy sevengill shark into the bay. She was on exhibit for a year, gaining 2.5 inches and 14.5 pounds! This rotation of sevengills through our exhibit is great for shark fans—and shark conservation. By displaying, tagging and releasing these beautiful animals, we’re learning more about sharks and what can be done to save them.
Some teeth! Today’s fact for Shark Week: Despite popular perceptions of sharks as invincible, shark populations around the world are declining because of overfishing, habitat destruction and other human activities. That’s why we’re working hard to save sharks.