Great British Sharks & Rays
The new tank, produced in partnership with the Shark Trust, features a display with lots of factual information about the Sharks and Rays and information about the future conservation challenges facing these native species as well as a chance to see the impressive Sharks and Rays up close in their new home.
The range of species
joining the aquarium include Bull Huss and Smooth-hound Sharks, Thornback, Blonde, Spotted and Painted Rays. There will is also two Cuckoo Wrasse which is a brightly coloured fish found in the Mediterranean Sea.
4 Fast & Fishy Shark Factoids
Factoid Number One
Black Tip Reef Sharks don't have true bones like other fish, they have cartilage which is lighter and allows them to bend in really tight circles.
Factoid Number Two
Sharks sink unless they keep swimming forward.
Factoid Number Three
Sharks have an extra sense that is able to detect tiny electic fields. They can use this to find buried food or search for other animals.
Factoid Number Four
Did you know Black Tip Reef Sharks can replace their teeth constantly!