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April 24, 2008

New creatures in the Lagoon

The rays in the Lagoon were recently joined by three black tipped reef sharks and Diego, an 80-pound green sea turtle. The female sharks, each about 3 feet long, were quite cooperative through the 2+ hour transfer process. Upon arrival, one shark needed some extra time to adjust to the water in the new tank, but after some coaxing from aquarium curator Bart Shepherd, her energy picked right up. A few photos from the shark move:
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When Diego arrived at the Lagoon two days later (via a mini-forklift ride from the loading dock) the sharks zipped around the Lagoon for a few minutes, not knowing quite what to make of their new tank-mate. They soon settled down, and all are now “co-habitating” comfortably.

Filed under: Aquarium,Great Migration — Helen @ 2:48 pm


  1. This is so interesting and so cool! It’s gratifying to see that the sharks, rays and turtle made it to their new home. It’s so fun to see this process!!!

    Comment by Carolyn Rais — April 30, 2008 @ 10:43 am

  2. So there is no worry about these sharks nipping at the turtle’s head and/or flippers?

    Comment by Mark — May 1, 2008 @ 9:02 am

  3. It’s good that the animals made it to their new home.

    Comment by jessa — May 27, 2008 @ 4:25 pm

  4. I hope the animals are safe and keep up the good work caring for them….xp

    Comment by Nicholas A — May 27, 2008 @ 7:28 pm

  5. It is great that the sharks and turtles made is safely to their new home. It is actually very hard for some animals to adapt to a new environment, so it is great that they adapted quickly. It is so cool to see the process of them going to their new habitat. Good job on transferring them to their new home and on taking care of them! They all look safe and healthy, awesome!

    Comment by lisa — May 28, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

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