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PROTECT SHARKS WEEK


Release Date: Monday 18 July 2016

Starry Smoothhound Shark

SeaQuarium Rhyl is dedicating an entire week to raising awareness and funds in order to help protect the sharks of the oceans from 23rd to 31st of July.

 

Working in conjunction with The Shark Trust, there will be a number of additional activities on top of the regular talks, displays and demonstrations. 

 

Aquarist, Richard Morrilly, exclaimed, “Sharks are one of the top predators in the ocean and are known to be fantastic hunters. What seems to surprise some of our guests are the number of native sharks we get in our seas around the UK. 

 

“The Shark Trust have 21 species of shark considered to be residents of UK waters, with a further nine being seasonal visitors. Unfortunately around 50% of British sharks are considered threatened. It’s estimated that around 110 species are listed in a threatened category by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), whereas a further 95 are considered near threatened.”

 

He continued, “We have five species of shark on display at SeaQuarium, four of which are native to British waters. Our lesser spotted catsharks can be seen at every stage of their life around the centre, from developing eggs to juveniles, as well as fully grown adult sharks.” 

 

Throughout the week there will be extra talks dedicated to the species of shark on show at SeaQuarium, as well as feeding demonstrations where guests can buy a pot of food and feed the sharks themselves - the money for the food will be donated to the Shark Trust. 

 

On top of these there will also be shark-themed craft sessions taking place and face painting to raise money and awareness for these fantastic predators.


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OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.
LAST ADMISSION: 5.00pm
CLOSES: 6.00pm

ADMISSION:
Adult - £9.50 (16-64yrs)
Child - £8.50 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.99
(Senior Citizen, Disabled, Student).

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