Shark Lagoon

 

This is one of the many sharks you can see at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

This is one of the many sharks you can see at the Aquarium of the Pacific, also known as a Tiger shark.

You can pet a shark. Really!

The Aquarium of the Pacific has scheduled Shark Lagoon Nights every Friday. Shark Lagoon is currently home to over 150 sharks. The sharks that are currently at the aquarium are Sand Tiger sharks, Zebra sharks, Whitetip Reef sharks, Bamboo sharks, Epaulette sharks and a freshwater Sawfish. Rays are also part of the exhibit.

Elizabeth Molina, 18, Communications Disorder major said “Shark Lagoon is definitely my favorite exhibit to see at the aquarium.”

The Shark Lagoon allows guest to do the “two finger touch” to Bamboo and Epaulette sharks that are spread out into three shallow touch pools.

“The thing I enjoy most about Shark Lagoon is that I’m able to touch a shark!” said Melissa Martinez, 21, undecided major. Martinez also said that she was excited to touch the rays.

Nicole Ramirez, 21, Psychology major said “A trip to the aquarium on a Friday night seems like the perfect way to end a day.”

The aquarium will also be serving beer, wine, coffee, hot chocolate, and some desserts that will be available for purchase.

The Aquarium of the Pacific, located at 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach, host Shark Lagoon nights free of charge every Friday night until June 13.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is a nonprofit organization that has over 1.5 million visitors a year.

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