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Why Are Some Sharks Always Swimming?

Some of the species in the Shark Lagoon, like the blacktip reef and sandbar, always swim. They have to move in order to get oxygen into their bodies through their gills. Other species in the Lagoon are ram ventilators–they can receive oxygen without moving. Examples of ram ventilators are zebra sharks, stingrays and freshwater sawfish.

Sharknado Companion Piece

Whether you’re a fan of the ScyFy “bad rad” flick or not, this real life shark tank will illuminate the real life of sharks! Our Shark Lagoon Live Cam at the Aquarium of the Pacific is home to sandbar, sand tiger, zebra, nurse, and blacktip reef sharks, as well as a freshwater sawfish and reticulated whiptail rays. The large