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Shark Week

Shark Week 2021

July 11 – 18, 2021

The most FIN-tastic week of the year is back at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium! Celebrate Shark Week July 11 – 18, 2021 with JAW-some activities. Go on a scavenger hunt to discover 17 unique shark species, learn about shark migration, and tune in on our social channels for some shark-themed videos!

Shark Week is presented by:

SHARK WEEK


Shark Week is a week-long summer celebration at the Aquarium, during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week programming. This year’s event is presented by Great Clips. It is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about sharks and their role in maintaining the delicate balance between marine life and the overall health of our oceans.

CELEBRATE ONLINE


Join us on our social media as we premiere fun and educational videos to celebrate Shark Week! Learn how we train the sharks, join us for shark myth-busting, and meet our women divers for Women’s Dive Day!

CONSERVATION ACTIONS


One of the most important things you can do to help sharks is to learn about the different species, their habitats, and their behaviors. By educating yourself on the issues, you can find effective ways to help!

How to Make a Difference

Everyone can influence change, no matter their age. Here are some ways you can make a difference based on your age.

3-7 Years

It’s up to us to keep our oceans healthy and clean, and to protect the sharks who live there. We can all do our part by making good choices every day. Follow along and make a difference with these simple actions:


  • Recycle plastics and don’t litter – Even though we might not live by the ocean, our trash can still travel over land, down streams, rivers, and storm drains to the ocean.
  • Tell a family member, teacher, or an educator about your favorite shark and inspire them to learn more.

8-13 Years

We can make small choices every day to help keep our oceans healthy and clean, and to protect the sharks who live there. Make a difference in your community with these simple actions:


  • Recycle plastics and don’t litter – Even though we might not live by the ocean, our trash can still travel over land, down streams, rivers, and storm drains to the ocean.
  • Tell a family member, teacher, or an educator about your favorite shark and inspire them to learn more.
  • Take reusable bottles/straws/utensils with you to activities to reduce plastic waste.
  • Learn more about shark populations and healthy oceans, and find ways you can get involved.

Below are a few websites to get you started:

sharks4kids.com
seastewards.org
sharks.org
sharkangels.org
kids.nationalgeographic.com

14-17 Years

It’s up to us to keep our oceans healthy and clean, and to protect the sharks who live there. Making small changes adds up to making a big difference! These actions can protect our ecosystems and create a healthy, more sustainable future. 


  1. Choosing sustainable seafood is one of the best things you can do to support healthy oceans. If you eat fish or other seafood, opt for farmed sources or choose suppliers that practice sustainable fishing techniques.
    • The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guide is a great resource to use for recommendations on which seafood items are “Best Choices” or “Good Alternatives,” and which ones you should “Avoid.”
    • Let your favorite businesses know that ocean-friendly seafood’s on your shopping list. Companies in your community play a crucial role in the conservation of ocean resources and they listen to their customers. Ask them to support sustainable seafood and start making a difference today.
  2. Learn more about shark conservation and research to find ways you can get involved and spread awareness.
    • The internet is a great resource for learning and finding more ways to help. Below are a few websites to get you started:

floridamuseum.ufl.edu
sharkresearch.rsmas.miami.edu

18+ Years

We can do more to protect the health of our world’s oceans by becoming more actively involved in local and global conservation efforts. Here are some ways to get started today.


  1. Choosing sustainable seafood is one of the best things you can do to support healthy oceans. If you eat fish or other seafood, opt for farmed sources or choose suppliers that practice sustainable fishing techniques.
    • The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guide is a great resource to use for recommendations on which seafood items are “Best Choices” or “Good Alternatives,” and which ones you should “Avoid.”
    • Let your favorite businesses know that ocean-friendly seafood’s on your shopping list. Companies in your community play a crucial role in the conservation of ocean resources and they listen to their customers. Ask them to support sustainable seafood and start making a difference today.

2. Decrease plastic packaging by switching to hygiene bars like soap, shampoo, and conditioner, laundry strips, or refillable household cleaners.

3. Contact your representatives to tell them that shark conservation is important to you and that you would like them to introduce and support legislation that will list sharks as protected species, ban shark finning and fishing, and set up conservation areas in the oceans around your country.

ADOPT A SHARK

Looking for more ways to help sharks? Adopt a shark today! When you adopt an animal at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, you help us provide the best possible animal care. With more than 4,000 animals and 650 species living at the Aquarium, there are a lot of hungry mouths to feed! Your adoption will help cover the costs associated with giving quality care and food for one year. Help us take care of your favorite Aquarium animal by adopting one today!

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