Outer Banks Aquarium To Host Shark Exhibit

Visitors to the North Carolina Outer Banks soon will be able to see sharks without having to scurry for the shore.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports that visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island will get to see many more of the ocean predators thanks to a $75,000 exhibit.

A 300-pound sand tiger shark is the star of the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" exhibit, and is among the nine sharks in the 285,000-gallon tank. More are expected in the coming months.

Small sharks called chain dogfish will be displayed in a saltwater gallery tank.

Jennifer Gamiel, the aquarium's coordinator of visitors services, says although the aquarium always has new exhibits, it's hoped that the new shark exhibits will attract more visitors.


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