SHARK LAGOON WEBCAM

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  • Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, California, USA
  • Info: Live streaming webcam showcasing sharks at the Shark Lagoon Exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific in California. This webcam gives a fantastic live view of some of the oceans’ top predators, including blacktip reef shark, sand tiger shark, zebra shark, and reticulate whiptail ray.
  • More Info: The sand tiger shark is a long, robust shark with grey-brown colouring on its back with some stains, and a lighter colour on the belly. The black tip reef shark has, as it says, black tips to the pectoral, dorsal, pelvic, and caudal fins. Zebra sharks are born dark brown with yellowish stripes, but as they reach adulthood, they shed their stripes for small black dots against a tan body.

    There are over 400 species of shark - the smallest is the dwarf lantern which only grows to fifteen centimetres and the largest is the whale shark which can reach up to 20 metres.

    Although sharks are considered to be vertebrates, they do in fact have no bones but a skeleton made of cartilage which is lightweight and helps them to buoyant. Unlike fish sharks are unable to swim backwards as their fins are stiff and cannot be controlled with muscles. All sharks have several rows of teeth - some sharks as much as seven - which are continuously replaced as a tooth is lost and could go through 30,000 teeth in a lifetime. Sharks feed on fish, mollusks, crustaceans, plankton and marine mammals, including other sharks. Sharks have a very good sense of smell.