Use this handy guide to identify the sharks, rays, and fish swimming across your screen.
With our high-definition webcams, you can spot every detail on the 13 species of sharks, rays, and bony fishes living in our Shark Lagoon.
Scheduled feedings take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 pm PT.
Know Your Fish
Shark Lagoon FAQs
When do the sharks and rays eat?
Feeding times are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 pm PDT.
What do the sharks, rays, and bony fishes eat?
The sharks eat fresh fish (usually salmon or arctic char), herring, sardines, capelin, and squid.
The rays eat clam tongue, prawns, squid, white bait, live Manila clams, and capelin.
The bony fishes eat krill, gel food, and pellets.
What species am I seeing?
Check out our Shark Lagoon field guide.
Why don’t I hear anything?
At present, there is no microphone in the water or attached to presenters when they feed the fish.
Why is it dark?
The fish may be sleeping. We dim and brighten our lights according to a schedule that best matches their natural habit. That may not correspond to the time zone where you are.
The webcam doesn’t work on my computer. What should I do?
Our live webcams are installed in very wet and salty environments, and with animals that can get rambunctious at times. If you notice anything that doesn’t seem quite right with any of our webcams, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't travel to Golden Gate Park? Your class can interact with our exhibits, animals, and experts in a live stream via our Distance Learning programs.