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Sharks & Rays

Learn how some of our negatively buoyant marine friends rely on their unique sixth sense to detect hidden prey.

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Sharks and rays

Get an overview of the negatively buoyant marine animals that must keep swimming in order to stay off the ocean floor.

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Shark feeding

Find out how sharks and rays catch and feed on prey as large carnivores with different types of teeth and jaws.

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Shark senses

Learn about sharks’ keen sense of smell and discover their unique sixth sense that helps them detect hidden prey.

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Shark reproduction

Spot the difference between male and female sharks based on their visible reproductive organs and positions while mating.

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Bottom dwelling

Be across the features and functions of bottom-dwelling sharks that spend most of their lives on the sea floor.

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Watch these masters of disguise sit and wait for they prey to amble within striking range and attack with true aggression.

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Leopard sharks

Lay eyes on these sluggish bottom dwellers whose babies hatch looking nothing like their mothers.

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Tawny sharks

Learn about the most docile species of shark found on lagoon floors or around reef edges in sheltered caves.

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Take a look at the creature with a saw-like snout that moves easily between fresh and salt water environments.

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Epaulette sharks

Discover the remarkable characteristics and reproduction practices of this nocturnal, egg-laying shark.

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Mid water sharks

Find out why mid water sharks have their grey and white colouring, and learn about their ability to stay afloat.

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Tiger sharks

See how the tiger shark’s body size, acute sense of smell and unselective diet make it a top ocean predator.

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Hammerhead sharks

Learn about the great and scalloped hammerhead species and the purpose of their uniquely shaped heads.

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Whale sharks

Gain insights into the feeding habits, naming and colouration of this gentle giant often found near the water’s surface.

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Spot the similarities and differences between black tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks and silver tip sharks.

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White tip reef sharks

Get to grips with the processes that enable white tip reef sharks to survive and feed close to the sea floor.

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Get up close with the animals best described as bottom-dwelling sharks with expanded pectoral fins.

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Manta rays

Discover the processes that manta rays use to swim, feed and remove parasites from their bodies.

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Eagle rays

Learn about the anatomy, feeding practices and defence mechanisms of the spotted eagle ray, an important food source for sharks.

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