Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Florida Aquarium announces three special weekends Shark Days

The Florida Aquarium announces three special weekends dedicated to its research and conservation efforts
This month (Jan 13 & 14): Shark Days at The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium is excited to announce three weekend celebrations dedicated to its three pillars of conservation – sharks, corals and sea turtles. The celebrations kick off on the weekend of January 13 & 14 with Shark Days.

Today, our oceans face many threats including acidification and pollution to climate change and overfishing. Due to these challenges, the largest living space on Earth is deteriorating at an alarming rate. To help protect and restore our oceans, The Florida Aquarium focuses its conservation work primarily on three animals that play enormous roles in maintaining healthy oceans:

Sea turtles — because they are barometers of marine health;
Sharks — because they are essential top-down managers of marine ecosystems; and
Coral — because they are building blocks of marine habitats and oxygen-giving marine organisms

This month, celebrate the first of the three weekends at The Florida Aquarium. Details below:

Shark Days
Jan. 13 & 14
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Join The Florida Aquarium for a weekend dedicated to our ocean’s amazing apex predators—sharks! There will be fun and educational activities throughout the Aquarium from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. In between activities, watch a special screening of “Tanks to the Ocean” (a short conservation focused film); see special shark dive presentations; learn all about sharks at the Aquarium’s Ranger Station in the Wetlands Trail gallery; learn about the Aquarium’s shark conservation work from the Aquarium Curator, Eric Hovland; and more. 

All the fun is included with a general admission ticket. For more information and a full schedule, visit

Save the Date

Coral Days
Feb. 17 & 18
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sea Turtle Days
March 17 & 18
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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