6/28/2016: The Sharks of Alcatraz

Learn the Truth at Aquarium of the Bay




SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 28, 2016
- Do you love sharks, but don’t want to get in the water with them? That’s okay – you don’t have to! Aquarium of the Bay has a shark-filled summer for all with shark-themed activities, jaw-some talks, and the chance to see and even touch live sharks.
 
Shark Week – June 27-July 4
 
Grab your buddies and your chum – Shark Week is back at Aquarium of the Bay! From June 27-July 4, guests can learn all about this amazing animal with fin-tastic events and activities. Catch jaw-dropping presentations, like Jurassic Shark, Shark Bites, and Shark Wranglers in their Shark Lab, or even snatch up an opportunity to join a Feed the Sharks tour. 
 
Sharks of Alcatraz
 
All summer-long you can also enjoy Sharks of Alcatraz with special shark-themed activities and education stations at the Aquarium dedicated to exploring and learning about the amazing sharks that live in and around Alcatraz.  
 
When Alcatraz opened in 1934, rumors spread throughout the prisoners that there were sharks swarming around in the surrounding blue waters. To this day, many are still concerned about their safety out in San Francisco Bay.
 
The truth is, life is teeming below the surface of San Francisco Bay waters. When you visit Aquarium of the Bay, you can get up-close-and-personal with the Sharks of Alcatraz, like leopard sharks, tope sharks, and the Bay’s largest predator, the sevengill shark. Venture through underwater tunnels to surround yourself with sharks and 20,000 other animals; listen to exciting presentations given by shark experts; engage with interactive stations where you can touch actual shark teeth and even live sharks; and learn everything you need to know about the Sharks of Alcatraz!
 
Learn more at http://aquariumofthebay.org/sharks-of-alcatraz
 
About Aquarium of the Bay
Aquarium of the Bay is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nature center with a mission to protect, restore, and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the sea. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA), and certified as a Green Business by the city of San Francisco. Located next to the beautiful San Francisco Bay and on the world famous PIER 39, Aquarium of the Bay is San Francisco’s only waterfront aquarium. Dedicated to the diverse marine life and ecosystems of the Bay, Aquarium of the Bay is home to approximately 20,000 animals found in San Francisco Bay and along the California coast. Additional information about Aquarium of the Bay is available at www.aquariumofthebay.org.
 
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Media Contact:
Mallory Johnson | Communications Manager | mallory@bay.org | 415.623.5340