Shark Tank

The Shark Tank is the largest tank in the aquarium which holds over 56,000 litres (150,000 gallons) of water. It represents deeper areas of coral reef which are home to a variety of sizes of fish and mammals. The shark species that we have here at the aquarium are Sand Tiger Sharks (Carchariaus taurus). They can grow up to 3 metres and weigh between 100-150kg. Despite their rows of ragged teeth and vicious appearance, sand tiger sharks are rather docile sharks. They are found in warm or temperate waters throughout the world’s oceans, except the eastern Pacific. This species has one of the lowest reproduction rates of all sharks and is susceptible to even minimal population pressure. For this reason, it is listed as vulnerable and is protected in much of its range.

Shark Facts