Would you like to help SEA LIFE to discover the secret lives of our sharks and contribute towards science?
SEA LIFE runs a global breeding program for the blacktip reef shark. Some breeding has already taken place and there is likely to be a lot more in 2014! We are working hard to identify the best ways of ensuring successful breeding, and we are keen to get as much help as we can from YOU…our visitors.
Here at SEA LIFE Brighton, we can’t watch our sharks all day with so many other creatures to care for and we need early warning of mating so we can put the best measures in place to ensure safe births.
Simple observations can be key to understanding the breeding cycle of this amazing animal, so we are enrolling anyone willing to help as ‘Shark Watchers’.
Start your ‘Shark Watch’ at SEA LIFE Brighton's ocean display and find a good spot where you can view the sharks easily. It’s easy and fun! Here is the survey form that you will be given on arrival to fill out.
Blacktip sharks are classified as 'near threatened' in the wild. It’s very possible that a captive breeding programme for reintroduction could become necessary in the future, in which case everything we learn from our own programme could prove very valuable.
If you would like to help, give us a call or email us to book a slot. You will be booked in to a one hour slot (2 people per hour maximum) and be given a survey on arrival which must be returned when you leave. As a thank you, you will also be given free entry to the Centre for the day, from the time of your booked time slot.