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Sharks

Sharks have lived in our oceans for more than 420 million years... That makes them older than Dinosaurs!

Their brains have evolved to become more intelligent and devoted to their senses – mainly their ability to smell. There are over 500 species of shark in our oceans and you’ll meet different species when you explore our Ocean Tunnel!


SEA LIFE Trust is actively working with the Shark Trust to campaign against unsustainable shark fishing in EU waters. SEA LIFE is also proud to be coordinating the European black tip reef shark breeding programme.

A shark at SEA LIFE London

The SEA LIFE Trust is working to protect Sharks in the wild.

SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth is proud participating in the European Blacktip Reef Shark breeding programme.

Follow Sharks tagged by SEA LIFE in Australia as we seek to protect and learn more about these fascinating creatures!

A shark at SEA LIFE London

The SEA LIFE Trust is working to protect Sharks in the wild.

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A shark at SEA LIFE London

The SEA LIFE Trust is working to protect Sharks in the wild.

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SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth is proud participating in the European Blacktip Reef Shark breeding programme.

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SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth is proud participating in the European Blacktip Reef Shark breeding programme.

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Follow Sharks tagged by SEA LIFE in Australia as we seek to protect and learn more about these fascinating creatures!

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Follow Sharks tagged by SEA LIFE in Australia as we seek to protect and learn more about these fascinating creatures!

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Blacktip Reef Shark

We love our Blacktip Reef Sharks, they’re jaw-some! And with the prominent black markings on their fins they are easy to spot.

Found on the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Blacktip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters.

These sharks are viviparous, meaning they give birth to live young rather than laying eggs. In the first few years of their life young Blacktip Reef Sharks often fall prey to larger fish such as groupers, Grey Reef Sharks, Tiger Sharks or even bigger Blacktip Reef Sharks. Juvenile Blacktips often use mangroves as a nursery ground; Hiding amongst the tightly woven roots where bigger Sharks can't reach them.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Following the latest UK Government update, SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth remains OPEN as we are situated in a COVID-19 Medium Alert area. If you are travelling from a Very High Alert area please read this https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-level-very-high

We encourage all guests to adhere to the latest guidance around social distancing procedures, mask/face covering and current laws on group size formations.
From the 24th September 2020 you will also find NHS QR ‘check-in’ code posters at key entry points around our attractions. These QR posters are optional and can be scanned on the NHS COVID-19 smartphone App. We encourage all our guests to help protect themselves and each other when visiting our attraction