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Florida Aquarium has a splash with Shark Week

Sand shark at Florida Aquarium in Tampa.  Juliette Lynch | Times.

Sand shark at Florida Aquarium in Tampa. Juliette Lynch | Times.

If only the Florida Aquarium could be as "sharky" as Rob Lowe's viral promo for the Discovery Channel's Shark Week. Swoon. But no matter. The aquarium brings the goods with six species of sharks and themed activities for its own version. All week there will be scavenger hunts, learning activities and shark dive shows. Special events this weekend include:

Breakfast with the Sharks: Have a bite in front of the Coral Reef Gallery at 8 a.m. Saturday followed by a shark tour of the aquarium. $29.95, $24.95 kids, with discount for members.

Florida Aquarium Mermaids: Appearances are 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 2 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Guest speakers: Shark expert Dan Huber of the University of Tampa talks at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Hannah Medd at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Events, except breakfast, included with regular admission: $23.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-12. The aquarium is at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000.

Florida Aquarium has a splash with Shark Week 08/06/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:31am]
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