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The world's third-largest predatory shark, in Puget Sound
Sixgill shark in Puget Sound.
Did you know that the third-largest predatory shark in the world has been known to swim in the waters of Puget Sound—in Seattle’s Elliott Bay and even directly below the Aquarium itself? Part of our sixgill shark research program, active from 2002 to 2015, this exhibit will introduce you to the wonders of sixgill sharks, as well as provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into some of our important research activities.
You’ll see video footage of these menacing-looking and exceptionally private creatures, taken from the research station we established in the waters just below the Aquarium’s pier. You can also view highlights of our research events, discover what we learned, and understand why it’s important. Interpreters are always on hand to help enrich your experience and deepen your understanding of the amazing sixgill shark.
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