Newport Aquarium Gears Up for Shark Week August 10-17 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Newport Aquarium Gears Up for Shark Week August 10-17

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NEWPORT, Ky. - With more than 55 sharks on exhibit, Newport Aquarium is the place to visit in Greater Cincinnati during Shark Week.

To celebrate Shark Week, Newport Aquarium let Candyce Clifft and Sterling Riggs talk to marine biologist Scott Brehob while he was in a shark tank.  Aquarium spokesman Jeff Geiser says they are  offering a $5 discount* on all general admission tickets for visits from Aug. 10-17. This Shark Week discount is available for purchase only through www.NewportAquarium.com.

A variety of shark-related activities highlights the Shark Week schedule at Newport Aquarium, where there is always more new to see and do:

Surrounded by Sharks - At Newport Aquarium's signature exhibit, guests can walk through a 385,000-gallon tank filled with four rare and exotic shark rays, sand tiger sharks, whitetip sharks, zebra sharks, as well as a sandbar, a blacktip and a nurse shark.

Shark Tank Dive Shows - Guests catch their first and largest views of shark rays and sharks at the Shark Ray Bay Theater, where our shark dive shows feature a scuba diver addressing and taking questions from the audience about the biology and conservation of sharks and other animals found inside the tank. (Aug. 10-17 at Noon; 12:20 p.m.; 12:40 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 2:20 p.m.; and 2:40 p.m.)

Shark Feedings - Newport Aquarium performs public feedings for its sharks and shark rays, where guests can watch biologists feed from either the Shark Ray Bay Theater, the Surrounded by Sharks tunnels, or through a biologist's point-of-view from the Shark Top viewing area. (Shark feeding 11 a.m. Aug. 12; Shark ray feedings 1:15 p.m. Aug. 11-15)

Shark Touch Pool - At the Shark Central exhibit, guests have the opportunity to touch dozens of sharks. An Animal Experience Specialist teaches guests the proper two-finger touch technique and helps them understand each species in this international collection.

Sharks After Dark Overnight - Guests can sink their teeth into some great shark facts and sleep safely as they swim above. Every overnight includes exclusive aquarium access, animal-themed games and activities. (Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m. sold out; Friday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. sold out)

For more information on Newport Aquarium, visit www.NewportAquarium.com or call toll free 800-406-FISH (3474).

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