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March 22, 2018

CORAL CATSHARKS ARRIVE AT SEA LIFE ORLANDO AQUARIUM JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING BREAK


The small and slender sharks have a leopard-like pattern that allows them to blend into their surroundings

ORLANDO, FLA. (March 19, 2018) – The best place to get up close and personal with sharks this Spring Break is SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. Already home to thousands of species of fish, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium is excited to announce the arrival of four, juvenile coral catsharks this Spring. These small, slender sharks can reach more than two-feet long when fully grown and are commonly found in the oceans surrounding Southeast Asia. Their leopard-like pattern provides them with camouflage as they swim through their coral reef habitats. 


"As an AZA accredited facility, we currently have the coral catsharks in a separate habitat for evaluation and testing before we'll move them into their new home," Andrew Nerness, curator for SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. "In the interim, we invite guests to come take a look at them during our behind-the-scenes tour, where you can learn more about how we take care of all of our sea creatures and maintain their habitats." 

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium is home to Orlando's only 360-degree tunnel where sharks, turtles and fish swim overhead while guests and their families walk through. To accommodate additional demand during the busy Spring Break season, the interactive and immersive aquarium is also extending its operating hours. From March 10 to April 1, the aquarium will open an hour earlier at 9 a.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: visitsealife.com/orlando/ 

About SEA LIFE Orlando 
SEA LIFE Orlando is an immersive, one-of-kind aquarium experience that allows marine life enthusiasts to experience the magical world beneath our oceans of the world with interactive touch pools, bubble aquariums, floor-to-ceiling displays, a cold water rock pool, and 360-degree and 180-degree ocean tunnels featuring thousands of sea animals. The 25,000-square foot aquarium attraction is home to colorful fish, sharks, sea horses, stingrays, jellies, a rescue green sea turtle and much more. 

SEA LIFE is the world’s largest aquarium chain and SEA LIFE Orlando is the 50th location aquarium launched in the world and the 8th in the U.S. SEA LIFE Orlando is located at 8337 International Drive in Orlando, Florida, inside I-Drive 360, the entertainment and dining complex which is the home of the 400-foot Orlando Eye observation wheel and celebrity wax attraction Madame Tussauds Orlando. For more information, go to www.visitsealife.com/orlando