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Shark Mountain

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“Shark Mountain”

A PBS Original NATURE Documentary

Saturday, September 2, & Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1pm during SHARK-tember!

A team of expert and intrepid divers, led by renowned underwater film specialists Howard and Michele Hall, leads viewers into the ultimate domain of sharks. On the dive of a lifetime, Shark Mountain reveals underwater creatures unlike anywhere else in the world. Some 300 miles off Costa Rica is Cocos Island, a tiny Pacific outpost that was once a favorite haunt of pirates. Cocos, a designated World Heritage Site, lies directly in the path of powerful ocean currents that often collide with the island, churning the waters into an undersea storm.

These swirling currents carry rich nutrients to a reef teeming with brilliantly colored marine life. Residents include moray eels, hawksbill turtles, leather bass, bigeye jacks, red-lipped batfish, yellow barberfish, hogfish, and sea urchins, to name only a few.

The currents bring more than algae to this island paradise. They also summon an extraordinary abundance of sharks, providing a golden opportunity to observe some of the most surprising and baffling shark behavior ever captured on film. The volume and variety of sharks that visit Cocos on a regular basis is staggering, and includes huge numbers of silkies, hammerheads, black-tip reef sharks, white-tip reef sharks, silver-tip reef sharks, whale sharks, and their distant cousins, the marbled rays.

 Free with Museum Admission

For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133

Dates

9/2/2017
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
9/12/2017
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM