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  • I discovered the location of Jaws' vacation!

    Shark Vacation spot!

    During the ride back to Kelly Tarlton's, water is pumped over the Sharks gills and flushed constantly. Dissolved oxygen levels, pH levels and health status of the Shark are constantly monitored during transportation. As Sharks have never come across walls, let alone an acrylic tunnel, before coming to Kelly Tarlton's, they must be taught by our divers how to navigate the around tank.


    Releasing the Sharks
    As all Sharks are individuals, some adjust to captivity(vacation) better than others, we carefully monitor each Shark, observing, behaviour, feeding patterns and general demeanor.

    When a Shark is destined for release, they are taken back to the same areas as they were caught(collected).



    Swimming pools, diving lessons, hand feeding and free return trip, door to door service!



    Some more info about sharkies!


    Sharks have existed for over 400 million years, more than 100 million years before the dinosaur. There are more than 350 species of Shark in the world. Gliding through the waters at Kelly Tarlton’s is the School Shark, Sevengill, Wobbegong and, Bronze Whaler(also known as the Broncos Welshey).

    Nibbles about our tank
    The Underwater World’s Shark tank is designed to provide as few obstacles as possible for the Sharks. This makes it more like the Shark’s natural environment, the open sea. Our tank contains more than a million litres of seawater pumped straight from Waitemata harbour.

    Nibbles about handfeeding
    This is our favourite job! Twice a week, two divers, each with a bucket of Mullet and Kahawai, handfeed the Sharks and Stingrays. The Sharks eat up to 100 kilograms a week – that’s the weight of a large person! Even if they’re not hungry, some of the Sharks enjoy giving our divers a good 'nudge', just to remind them of their presence!

    Nibbles about teeth
    Sharks can have up to 3000 teeth at a time. Because of wear and tear they shed their teeth regularly. If you look closely on the floor of the tank you're likely to see their old pearly whites! Most Sharks have about five rows of teeth.

    Nibbles about Shark Attacks
    During the past 150 years in New Zealand, there has been an average of just 2.6 Shark attacks per decade and only one fatal attack every 13 years! Worldwide, less than 30 Shark attacks have been recorded annually for the past 50 years. Of those, just seven have been fatal.

    There are more than 250 species of Shark and very few who ever attack humans those being; Great Whites, Bull Sharks and Tiger Sharks. Compare this with; it is estimated that humans kill about 100 million Sharks per year!

    Did you know?

    You have a far greater risk of:

    Being killed on the road whilst driving to the beach
    Drowning at the beach
    Being killed by Elephants, Bees, Crocodiles or lightning;

    ..........than you do of being attacked, let alone killed by a Shark, unless you're a Pats/Raiders/Chargers fan, then all bets are off, and I suggest you head for the hills!
    Last edited by Kapaibro; 04-12-2007, 04:38 AM.
    President of the GPA, Head of Mainland Europe Chapter




    formerly Officially Adopted by saltybuggah
    I adopted Skywalker

    I have been adopted by Chris Wade


  • #2
    Nibbles about teeth
    Sharks can have up to 3000 teeth at a time. Because of wear and tear they shed their teeth regularly. If you look closely on the floor of the tank you're likely to see their old pearly whites! Most Sharks have about five rows of teeth.
    Lol, you should see my Dental bills. Just been posting in a thread about that as a matter of fact


    You couldn't do some editing please, the final part of your post kinda makes us look soft.

    I've got a fierce reputation to keep up remember

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    • #3
      Vacation and dental bills...............

      Anywhere the cowshark can get a bite is vacation.

      Just keep your eye on her. Don't trust those sharks. (Mack the Knife)
      Emancipate your mind!
      The People's Poster

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      • #4
        ..........than you do of being attacked, let alone killed by a Shark, unless you're a Pats/Raiders/Chargers fan, then all bets are off, and I suggest you head for the hills!
        ROFL, I love the edit. Respect!

        You may wish to make one more minor edit and add Emancipator to the list of endangered species and signpost escape route with "do not flee to welsh hills!"

        Cowshark!!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jaws
          ROFL, I love the edit. Respect!

          You may wish to make one more minor edit and add Emancipator to the list of endangered species and signpost escape route with "do not flee to welsh hills!"

          Cowshark!!!!
          Because you are the Hawt Beef!
          President of the GPA, Head of Mainland Europe Chapter




          formerly Officially Adopted by saltybuggah
          I adopted Skywalker

          I have been adopted by Chris Wade

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kapaibro
            Because you are the Hawt Beef!
            I like the spin you put on these things

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jaws
              I like the spin you put on these things
              Yep, you the Rare-bit of Welsh hawtness!
              President of the GPA, Head of Mainland Europe Chapter




              formerly Officially Adopted by saltybuggah
              I adopted Skywalker

              I have been adopted by Chris Wade

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              • #8
                Aren't sharks on vacation 24/7..?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Reidman
                  Aren't sharks on vacation 24/7..?
                  Ahem, get your dictionary out young man!

                  I think the word you are looking for is rehabilitation

                  Lucky for you that I'm in such a good mood

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kapaibro
                    Yep, you the Rare-bit of Welsh hawtness!
                    Music to my ears.

                    Keep 'em coming!

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