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Diving with Sharks

Predator Exhibit, Two Oceans Aquarium

Story by Beverley Merriman July 1st, 2014

Without a doubt, the most popular animals in the Two Oceans Aquarium are the ragged-tooth sharks, housed in the Predator Exhibit. The exhibit is visible through an enormous 11m-wide by 4m-high acrylic panel. According to the guide the 2-million-litre exhibit showcases an impressive collection of predatory fish from the South African south coast. These include shoals of yellowtail, garrick, dusky kob and black musselcracker and turtles. There are several viewing points, as a semi-tunnel, surrounds the perimeter of the exhibit. While Ray Chaplin and Sean Nieuwoudt were inside the tank I realised that this was as close an encounter I was willing to explore.

NOTE: Photos still need editing and in places didn't export well… I'll get there…demanding day job comes first.

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Two Oceans Aquarium, Dock Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa