Shark Conservation Week
They are an ancient species with a lineage that extends back millions of years. They are perfectly adapted to their environment. They inspire fear and fascination. They are sharks.
But due to prejudice, habitat destruction, climate change and over-hunting, sharks are rapidly becoming one of the most imperiled creatures on Earth. Every year, humans harvest millions of sharks from the world's oceans, sometimes for food or sport, often due to a misunderstanding or prejudice against the species. This year, join the Aquarium in the spirit of stewardship and help us raise awareness about sharks, both along the Oregon coast and throughout the world.
Activities & Opportunities
Shark Conservation Week runs from Saturday, August 10 through Friday, August 16 during the Aquarium's regular business hours. The majority of special events will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 10 & 11.
Throughout the entire Aquarium, our guests can enjoy a variety of
self-guided activities, events, crafts and educational opportunities
that will help you become a "Shark Steward."
Watch this page as additional information will be posted as the date approaches. For questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn More About Sharks:
Check out these pages on our website and learn more about these shark species, some of which can be viewed at the Aquarium.
- Blue Shark
- Broadnose Sevengill Shark
- Filetail Cat Shark
- Horn Shark
- Leopard Shark
- Spiny Dogfish Shark
- White Shark