Shark Science - Up Close and Personal
An exciting new exhibit about sharks on Cape Cod is coming soon to the Museum! In association with the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, Division of Marine Fisheries, and Dr. Gregory Skomal, an international expert on sharks, the exhibit will run from April to the end of December, 2013.
The exhibit will feature information on the latest results in shark research, including a section on shark capture, tagging and biology. A Cape Cod relief map will show where sharks have been sighted in local waters.
The Marshview Room will have a full-sized replica of a shark cage, with an eight-foot shark "swimming" toward it. It should be a great "photo op." Museum visitors will be able to enter the cage for a sense of what researchers experience when viewing sharks in the wild.
Along the main exhibit hallway, Museum visitors will be able to walk alongside a model of a 14-foot white shark showing a close-up of its anatomy and describing its amazing attributes. Visitors will also see displays on shark evolution, what sharks eat… as well as what they do not eat.