An Update on Our Sandbark Shark Pup, Chloe!

by Holly Bourbon, Curator of Fishes

Published November 20, 2013

I'm happy to report that our sandbark shark pup Chloe is thriving in our Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit - where she has been since the end of June! 

national aquarium sandbar shark

Photo via Jeff Mauritzen.

In the last few months, Chloe has been enjoying a steady diet of mackerel, squid, shrimp, herring and capelin! The diet of each Aquarium resident is measured out (based on their weight) and fed carefully, to ensure that everyone is getting the right amount of nutrition. At the moment, Chloe is eating about .2 lbs of food at each meal!

Since her birth back in May, Chloe has grown to be about 10 lbs in weight and about 2.5 feet in length!

Do you have a question about Chloe, her species or just sharks in general? Ask me in the comments section! 

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