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April 02, 2021
Sharks are some of the coolest creatures in the sea, and Adventure Aquarium provides nothing short of a shark-tacular experience! With the largest collection of sharks in the Northeast, the Aquarium is home to numerous species of these magnificent fish, ranging from lounging carpet sharks to cruising sharks of the open ocean.
Adventure Aquarium offers a diverse array of species for guests to see.
Smaller species, such as the epaulette (Hemiscyllium ocellatum), white-spotted bamboo (Chiloscyllium plagiosum), and brown-banded bamboo (Chiloscyllium punctatum) sharks can be found in the Touch-a-Shark exhibit, where guests can actually feel the skin of these carpet sharks.
Shark Realm, which includes Shark Tunnel and Shark Bridge (the longest V-shaped rope-suspension bridge in the world, where you’ll walk inches above sharks swimming right below your feet!), is home to four species of shark:
They’ve also got some amazing sharks in their mesmerizing Ocean Realm, Adventure Aquarium’s largest exhibit:
As we mentioned, Anchor is a great hammerhead shark, one of the largest species in the world. Of all the nine species of hammerhead, the great hammerhead is the largest of all, reaching up to 20 feet long! Anchor is the largest shark at Adventure Aquarium. Using their oddly shaped head, also known as a cephalofoil, hammerheads can detect their prey using incredible senses and eyesight that gives them complete 360-degree vision, helping them locate stingrays or other prey buried deep under the sand.