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Discover why Newport Aquarium is the Shark Capital of the Midwest! See rare Shark Rays and sleek Blacktip Reef Sharks in the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit. Experience the thrill of touching sharks like Japanese Bull Head Sharks Port Jackson Sharks in Shark Central. Plus, Dare to Cross Shark Bridge, a 75-foot-long rope bridge suspended just inches above a tank full of sharks!

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Meet the three NEW Sand Tiger Sharks making their home in the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit! The 2 males and 1 female are part of a world-wide Species Survival Plan coordinated through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Biologists and Aquarists working with these critically endangered sharks will share data and research with the ultimate goal of saving them from extinction. These giant sharks measure up between 6 and 7 feet long. You’ll easily be able to pick them out from the other sharks by their big toothy grin!

Let’s welcome the NEW Sand Tiger Sharks to Newport Aquarium with their own special names!

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