Shark Week

National Aquarium – Sand Tiger Shark

Sand Tiger Shark

Carcharias taurus

DID YOU KNOW?

This shark adjusts its buoyancy by gulping and burping air.

Exhibit Name and Location:
Baltimore - Shark Alley: Atlantic Predators

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Bonnethead shark

Bonnethead Shark

Sphyrna tiburo

DID YOU KNOW?

The bonnethead is one of the smallest members of the hammerhead genus.

Exhibit Name and Location:
Baltimore - Atlantic Coral Reef

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Horn Shark

Horn Shark

Heterodontus francisci

DID YOU KNOW?

This shark is named for the venomous horns on its dorsal fins.

Exhibit Name and Location:
Baltimore - North Atlantic to the Pacific

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Nurse Shark

Nurse Shark

Ginglymostoma cirratum

DID YOU KNOW?

The nurse shark can use its large front fins to “walk” along the ocean floor.

Exhibit Name and Location:
Baltimore - Shark Alley: Atlantic Predators

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#SharkCam, Live from Blacktip Reef


Google Hangout Recap

National Aquarium experts, Holly Bourbon and Heather Doggett, hosted a special webcam discussion in collaboration with Shark Week with Discovery Channel on August 4, 2013. The webcam question and answer session was hosted live from our newest exhibit, Blacktip Reef. Watch below as iJustine and other shark week fans interact with our experts!

Blacktip Reef

Blacktip Reef

Blacktip Reef

This Indo-Pacific ocean exhibit will feature blacktip reef sharks, whiptail rays, wobbegong sharks, Calypso, the green sea turtle, and zebra sharks Zeke and Zoe.

Shark Alley

National Aquarium – Open Ocean

Shark Alley: Atlantic Predators

Sharks of varying sizes and species slowly encircle visitors inside this 225,000-gallon, ring-shaped exhibit.

 

Shark Tagging

National Aquarium – Conservation Events

Join Us on the Boat!

Voted Baltimore Magazine's Best Adventure in 2010! Tagging sharks provides scientists with information on stock identity, migration and abundance, age and growth, mortality, and behavior.

Sleepover With the Sharks

National Aquarium - Immersion Tours

Learn About Sleepover With the Sharks

Sharks will be lurking close by as you attempt to sleep through the night!

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