Shark Weeks 17th - 30th October 2011
A mix of interactive presentations and fun family activities will tell you all you need to know about sharks, their threatened world and how everyone can do a little bit to help make a big change.
The SEA LIFE experts will give bite-sized shark talks everyday and guests can also check out feeding times.
Find out more about these amazing creatures, their conservation status and what you can do to help!
Smell like a shark:
Did you know that sharks are able to detect a drop of blood in an Olympic sized swimming pool? During all shark talks get the change to see if your sense of smell is as good as a sharks!
If its more of a hands on experience you are looking for then book yourself in for one of our shark feeding sessions.... Where you will be able to go behind the scenes and help our shark trainers feed the sharks! Only £15 per session. With limited slots avaiable book now to avoid dissapointment. Call 01305 761070 and ask for Lyn Mountford to book. Terms & conditions apply.
Plus every day you can enjoy:
- 1,000+ creatures including Giant Crabs, Sea Dragons, crocs, Penguins, Seals, & Otters
- Fun kid’s rides & Splash Lagoon (Including drop ride, log flume, water jets & splash pool)
- Interactive Rockpool, Hold a crab and touch a starfish!
- Fun talks & feeding demonstrations all day
- Walk through our Underwater tunnel with Sharks, Giant Sea Turtles & Tropical fish
- Children’s Play - Including fact finding quiz & Adventure trail
- Restaurant and gift shop
Did you know....:
- Sharks as a species are over 400million years old, meaning this fascinating group pre-dates the Dinosaurs.
- NOAA Fisheries report that over an estimated 100 million sharks are killed each year.
- Dr Ronald O' Dor, senior scientist at the Census of Marine life, informed scientists at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in San Diego that shocking research by Professor Barbara Block shows there are fewer Great Whites left in the ocean than there are Tigers on the Earth.
- Sharks never get cancer, and may hold the secret to the cure.
- A wasp is more dangerous than a shark. There are approximately 100 shark attacks on humans worldwide per year. Only five - 15 of these cases result in death. It is estimated 100 people die a year from an adverse reaction to a wasp sting.