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Few creatures inspire so much fascination – and fear – as sharks. However, sharks are far from the mindless killing machines that they are commonly portrayed as. Some live peaceful lives skimming plankton from the water with specialized gill rakers.
Other sharks have robust social lives and remember their favored companions year after year.
Opening on April 20 in the Bruce Museum's Science Gallery, " Sharks!" will pose this question: How much of what is commonly “known” about sharks is fact, and how much is fiction? To answer this question, visitors will get up close with life-sized models of great whites, hammerheads, and some of their living and extinct cousins. They will watch live sharks developing within eggs, and compare and contrast jaws from almost 20 different species.
"Sharks!" will also show how the seas are changing. Plastic and other debris pollute the water, and sharks are harvested by the millions to feed a seemingly insatiable demand for shark fin soup and other products. Can these ancient predators survive in a modern ocean?
"Sharks!" will be complemented by a series of educational workshops, school programs for school groups, and presentations. The Bruce is grateful for support of this exhibition from The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund and the Connecticut Office of the Arts.
Contact Name: Scott Smith
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Contact Phone: 203-869-0376
Adults $10.00; Students (5-22 w/ valid ID) $8.00; Seniors (65 & up) $8.00;
Museum members and children under 5 Free
The Bruce Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
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