Sharks have been around for more than 350 million years!

Sharks

Sharks have lived in our oceans for more than 350 million years... That makes them older than Dinosaurs!

Their brains have evolved to become more intelligent and devoted to their senses – mainly their ability to smell. There are over 500 species of shark in our oceans and you’ll meet different species when you explore our Ocean Tunnel!


SEA LIFE Trust is actively working with the Shark Trust to campaign against unsustainable shark fishing in EU waters. SEA LIFE is also proud to be coordinating the European black tip reef shark breeding programme.

Unlike bony fish , shark skeletons are made from cartilage. They have a large oily liver instead of a  swim bladder which helps them stay afloat. Most  sharks must keep moving in order to breathe,pushing water through their mouths and out of their gills. However, some sharks have the ability to breathe while resting on the ocean floor.

The SEA LIFE Trust is working to protect Sharks in the wild. The SEA LIFE Trust works globally on a number of issues to protect the world´s oceans.

SEA LIFE Benalmádena is proud to be coordinating the European Blacktip Reef Shark breeding programme.

Every day we can see Sharks Feeding in our ocean tunnel!

During your visit be sure to take in a feed or two! There are animal feeds taking place throughout the day in different areas of the attraction so you can see for yourself just how fast our Sea Green Turtle swims, what a Seahorse eats and how many fish it takes to satisfy a hungry shark!

 

The SEA LIFE Trust is working to protect Sharks in the wild. The SEA LIFE Trust works globally on a number of issues to protect the world´s oceans.

The SEA LIFE Trust is working to protect Sharks in the wild. The SEA LIFE Trust works globally on a number of issues to protect the world´s oceans.

SEA LIFE Benalmádena is proud to be coordinating the European Blacktip Reef Shark breeding programme.

SEA LIFE Benalmádena is proud to be coordinating the European Blacktip Reef Shark breeding programme.

Every day we can see Sharks Feeding in our ocean tunnel!

During your visit be sure to take in a feed or two! There are animal feeds taking place throughout the day in different areas of the attraction so you can see for yourself just how fast our Sea Green Turtle swims, what a Seahorse eats and how many fish it takes to satisfy a hungry shark!

 

Every day we can see Sharks Feeding in our ocean tunnel!

During your visit be sure to take in a feed or two! There are animal feeds taking place throughout the day in different areas of the attraction so you can see for yourself just how fast our Sea Green Turtle swims, what a Seahorse eats and how many fish it takes to satisfy a hungry shark!

 

Blacktip Reef Shark

We love our Blacktip Reef Sharks, they’re jaw-some! And with the prominent black markings on their fins they are easy to spot.

Found on the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Blacktip Reef Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters.

These sharks are viviparous, meaning they give birth to live young rather than laying eggs. In the first few years of their life young Blacktip Reef Sharks often fall prey to larger fish such as groupers, Grey Reef Sharks, Tiger Sharks or even bigger Blacktip Reef Sharks. Juvenile Blacktips often use mangroves as a nursery ground; Hiding amongst the tightly woven roots where bigger Sharks can't reach them.

Zebra Shark

 Zebra sharks are nocturnal and spend most of the day resting motionless   on the sea floor. At  night, they actively hunt for molluscs, crustaceans,small bony fishes, and possibly sea snakes inside holes and crevices in the reef. Though solitary for most of the year, they form large seasonal aggregations. The zebra shark is oviparous: females produce several dozen large egg  capsules, which they anchor to underwater structures via adhesive tendrils.