Shark Discovery

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Sharks swimming at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
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Time Out says

Have an after-dark encounter with the ocean's most misunderstood maneaters at this special event at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Lithe and steely-grey, a shark cuts through the water with its streamlined body. The reef looks eerie in the dark but the animal is a magnificent sight, gliding past in search of prey. If this sounds like the stuff of dreams (and not nightmares, yikes), then this night in with your friendly neighbourhood sharks, hosted by Sea Life Sydney Aquarium on February 26, is for you.

After a welcome beverage on arrival, guests will have access to the aquarium from 6pm, to wander around and meet its many sea creatures after-hours. Then, once you've gazed at moon jellies and giggled over sea cucumbers, the aquarium will host a nocturnal feeding session. You’ll see speedy sawfish and even doe-eyed green sea turtles race for their dinner, but it's the lively reef sharks who are the stars of the show. It’s a rare chance to get up close and personal with these aquatic predators (while, hopefully, also satiating their appetite for the evening).

Finally, a panel of experts, including the founder of Sharks and Rays Australia (SARA) Barbara Wueringer, and Emmy-nominated underwater cinematographer Jon Shaw, will talk about marine conservation, the misleading portrayal of sharks in the media and the future of our oceans.

Dive in and discover more about these kings of the sea. Tickets are $65, with $10 from each ticket sale pledged to Sea Life Trust and SARA.


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