The Georgia public aquarium has revealed a one-million-gallon shark exhibit with an immersive experience. Accompanied by Georgia Aquarium staff, guests get up-close with sharks and rays and learn about the conservation of these fascinating animals.
Inside the main exhibit, for the first time, guests can enter the waters of the shark habitat – from the safety of a dive cage. No dive certification is necessary as participants are guided by Georgia Aquarium Dive staff. Both experiences and additional details are coming soon, but spots can be reserved now. Visit Shark Cage Dive and Shark & Ray Immersion for more information.
The mission of the new shark exhibit is to educate guests on the importance of these misunderstood creatures to healthy ocean ecosystems. Through interactive gallery features, hands-on immersion experiences, and compelling research, the Aquarium hopes guests will leave with a renewed sense of respect for all shark species – not just the hammerheads, silvertips, sand tigers, and tiger sharks that may grace the floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the gallery.
Georgia Aquarium’s research and conversation team have been performing important research on shark species like hammerheads, sand tigers, and tiger sharks over the last few years in conjunction with this new endeavor. From tracking hammerheads in Floridian waters to nutritional research on tiger sharks in the Bahamas, Georgia Aquarium hopes to contribute important scientific knowledge to shark conservation.
Expansion 2020 is still in progress and coming soon to Georgia Aquarium. A name for the exhibit will be released at a later date once construction is completed. Follow Georgia Aquarium on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and more details on the new exhibit.