Guardians of the S.E.A.A. inspires marine conservation with Sharks Feed Special Tour

Over the Lunar New Year holiday on 16 and 17 February, Guardians of the S.E.A.A.. organised a complimentary Sharks Feed Special Tour for its members. 33 members took part in the event where they went behind the scenes to learn more about sharks and even got to chat with an aquarist who take care of sharks at the aquarium.

The tour began at the new Shark Exhibition. Our conservation team shared insights on the various displays, the importance of these apex predators, as well as our partnership with James Cook University – especially Professor Colin Simpfendorfer‘s major contribution to the information featured on the walls here.
Next up, back of house area at the top of the Shark Seas Habitat. This area is usually out of bounds to the public.
Aquarist Izzat, who takes care of the Shipwreck and Shark Seas habitats, showed what’s being fed to our sharks. He also explained the feeding behaviour of these animals.
Members then proceeded to witness a shark feeding session. This viewing panel is lesser known to the public as it is only accessible via Adventure Cove Waterpark.
Apart from the shark feeding, aquarist Izzat shared plenty of information on shark biology, behaviour and feeding habits. He also talked about the importance of Guardians of the S.E.A.A. in getting people to care for the ocean. As more people get involved in promoting marine conservation, it adds value to his job as a caretaker of these wonderful animals.

The event was very well received by the members, with the majority of them saying that they were very inspired to do their part for marine conservation after learning more about sharks.

If you wish to become a member of Guardians of the S.E.A.A. and participate in such exclusive members-only events, please sign up here.

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