They are by far the most feared fish in the ocean, and more so along our coastline after two back to back shark attacks earlier this month in both Onslow and Carteret counties.
But a program taking place this week, at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores hopes to change that. During Shark Week you can learn about these mysterious yet fascinating creatures.
The aquarium has a female sand tiger in the 306-thousand gallon tank that you can look at, and you can touch a tiny nurse shark. There are actually over 350 species of sharks worldwide, about 50 different kinds along our coast. Educators are to show the public, that although feared, they are vital creatures of the sea.
You can check out Shark Week through this Saturday at the aquarium.