Three Sharks, Ranging from Seven to Nine Feet, Join the Deepest Tank in North America at the South Carolina Aquarium

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The South Carolina Aquarium Adds Three Male Nurse Sharks to the Great Ocean Tank

Today, a team of more than 15 South Carolina Aquarium staff moved three large male nurse sharks into the Aquarium’s 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank. Two of the sharks are 7-feet long and weigh approximately 200 pounds; the third shark is nine-feet long and weighs approximately 250 pounds. They join 750 animals in the Great Ocean Tank, bringing the total number of sharks in that tank to 14. The animals were donated to the South Carolina Aquarium by the Oklahoma Aquarium.

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Be sure to mark your calendar for the South Carolina Aquarium’s Shark Week celebration August 1st through August 10th. Dive into all things shark during this special 10-day celebration. Enjoy shark-themed dive shows, engage in fun interactive activities, play in a shark cage, take a picture in a megalodon’s massive jaw, and marvel at the sharks in the Great Ocean Tank. Shark Week activities are free with general admission. For more information, visit or call (843) 577-FISH (3474).

For all media inquiries, please contact Kate Dittloff at (843) 579-8660 or kdittloff(at)scaquarium(dot)org

About the South Carolina Aquarium:
The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston’s most visited attraction, features thousands of amazing aquatic animals from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles in more than 60 exhibits representing the rich biodiversity of South Carolina from the mountains to the sea. Dedicated to promoting education and conservation, the Aquarium also presents fabulous views of Charleston harbor and interactive exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages.

The South Carolina Aquarium, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day, half day Dec. 24 (open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Dec. 25. Admission prices are: Toddler’s (2 and under) free; Youth (4-12) $14.95; Adults (13+) $24.95. The Aquarium plus the 4-D Theater experience is free for Toddler’s, $19.95 for Children, $29.95 for Adults. The 4-D Theater experience only is $6.95 for Children and adults, and free for Members. For more information call 843-720-1990 or visit Memberships are available by calling 843-577-FISH.


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