Sharks have lived in our oceans for more than 420 million years! That makes them older than trees!
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 lots of them when you explore our Shark Encounter.
Mostly seen in shallow bays around the coral reefs and very rarely to depths of around 200m on Atlantic, Pacific and the Indian Ocean, Sand Tiger's head is pointy, as opposed to round, while the snout is flattened with a conical shape. Its body is stout and bulky and its mouth extends beyond the eyes.
Hammerhead Sharks are found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters, where they are seen near shorelines and reefs as well as in open ocean far offshore. They have a lifespan in the wild of about 20-30 years and can grow up to 20 feet (6 meters) in length. That’s big! These monsters could weigh in at as much as 1,000 pounds (450 kg).
Take an underwater safari though 83m Ocean Tunnel, just like taking a walk along the ocean floor