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Popular giant shark head returns to Birch Aquarium

After a pandemic pause, an 8-foot-tall shark head has returned to Birch Aquarium. The outstanding structure was a present to the aquarium in 2002.

SAN DIEGO — After a pandemic pause, an 8-foot-tall shark head has returned to Birch Aquarium.  

It’s the proper spot for youths to use their creativeness and for households to take enjoyable vacation images.

The outstanding structure was a present to the aquarium in 2002 and immediately turned a success with friends.

While it appears prefer it could possibly be genuine from afar…it’s removed from actuality. “This is an absurd shark!” stated Megan Dickerson, Director of Exhibits at Birch Aquarium

“This shark does not exist anywhere on the planet. It’s three times bigger than a great white shark. So it’s a way of playing with our fears and realizing – ok – what am I terrified of here,” Dickerson continued.

If a shark had a head that massive, it will be 60 ft lengthy. This shark was initially made for an area household. Then, after a divorce, it wanted a brand new house and was donated to the aquarium. 

Now it serves as a enjoyable approach to educate folks about sharks – and hopefully, make them rather less scary.

“Sharks don’t want to eat people,” Dickerson stated. “If the ocean was a Thanksgiving buffet, they like to taste a few things, but they’re going to spit us out pretty quick; they’re not interested in stringy people. They want to eat those fat-rich seals.”

The shark is situated contained in the aquarium, so admission is required to attain it, however as soon as inside, you’ll be able to take all of the enjoyable, household vacation images you need.

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