Friday, November 21, 2008

Amazing and Terrifying New Beasts in Town

It's official: there are now six Sand Tiger Sharks living .8 of a mile from where I work.! According to the Georgia Aquarium:

The three male and three female sharks are at home in the 6.3 million gallon habitat alongside the whale sharks and manta ray. The new sharks range from five to eight feet in length and weigh between 56 to 237 pounds. They are large-bodied and display a mouthful of sharp teeth that protrude in all directions, even when the mouth is shut. Despite this, they are a docile, non-aggressive species.

They are beautiful and terrifying! I cannot wait to see them - I'm planning on going next week - but I just might have nightmares before and after. Check them out on this video for yourselves:

Oh that classic Jaws music will always send chills up my spine.


Reem Tara said...

OH NO!!!!! These are terrifying. I can't believe that after 29 years, your shark dear finally rubbed off on me.

Sara Ashes said...

I just watched the video again in anticipation for my trip to the aquarium tomorrow and now I'm all nervous to put my toes all the ay down in the bed because the sharks might get them. AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!