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Oregon Coast Aquarium: Shark Conservation Week

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Oregon Coast Aquarium
2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd

August 10 - 18, 2013


The Oregon Coast Aquarium presents Shark Conservation Week with programs designed to teach visitors of all ages about sharks and the impacts humans have on these predators. Activities include opportunities to touch shark skin and teeth, a bat ray dissection and presentations from scientists, authors and artists.

The events include a presentation entitled "Sharks: Fact or Fiction" by National Geographic Kids author Ruth Musgrave, who elaborates on her book Everything Sharks. Chris Spaulding, Aquarium Science program director at the Oregon Coast Community College will present “The Flying Great White Sharks of South Africa” which features photos, videos and information about an eight-year study that investigated the predatory behavior of the Great White Sharks on Cape fur seals at Seal Island National Reserve in False Bay, South Africa.

Throughout the week, guests can enjoy a variety of self-guided activities, interpretive SCUBA dives with sharks, behind-the-scenes tours, crafts and educational opportunities that will help you become a "Shark Steward."

Most events are free with the price of admission, but visitors should check our online calendar for additional details on fee-based programs held during the week.