Shark Reef Encounter

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This new attraction at the aquarium is home to a shoal of around 20 sharks –including brown sharks and black-tip reef sharks. Visitors pass along a five-metre-long glass walkway to see the creatures swimming inches beneath their feet. The tank is visible from several different levels of the auquarium as it reaches a depth of 19.6m. The display includes a shipwreck and reconstructions of the Easter Island heads. There's also the 'Shark Academy' area, where interactive exhibits illustrate the 450-million-year evolution of the shark.

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Sarah I agree, but in the short term a lot more needs to be done to change people's opinions of sharks, so that they are better protected in the wild. And this is what the aquariums are doing by such attractions as 'Shark Reef Encounter'. People need to respect these beautiful creatures more, so that they stick around and people are still able to see them in their natural habitat!