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Everything You Need to Know About Sharks


Few creatures strike fear in humans quite like the way sharks do. While many people think of sharks as ferocious predators, there’s definitely more to them than indiscriminate killers that eat anything in sight.

Did you know that there are more than 500 known species of sharks residing in our oceans today? And believe it or not, these mysterious creatures have been around for over 400 million years – even before the dinosaurs populated our planet – surviving the most catastrophic extinction events.

At Blue Planet Aquarium, we encourage you to learn as much as possible about all marine life, which is why we’ve created this guide to help you better understand sharks – from their habitats and diets to all the little trivias you may find interesting.



Itching to get up close and personal to some sharks? Walk through our Underwater Tunnel – home to one of Europe’s largest collections of big sharks – and spot sand tiger sharks, lemon sharks, zebra sharks, and more!