Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sharks and Toasters...

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This past Saturday bloggers were invited guests of Creaxion at the Georgia Aquarium to view a special exhibit Planet Shark- Predator or Prey. The exhibit was creative, fascinating and informative. Full scale shark models, a display of real shark jaws, and a frozen in time 10 foot Mako shark are just some of the items that will amaze all who attend.

The most important information you will learn from this exhibit is that sharks are needed to maintain the eco system and honestly you and I have more of a chance of being killed by a faulty toaster then a shark.

Did you know that it is illegal in most international waters to take a shark for it's fin? Trust me, I have no intention of making shark soup for my cooking light group. Many countries find this soup a delicacy. This is when the tides turn and the sharks become the prey.

The largest whale shark found in the Indian ocean was 41 ft. 6 inches. Yikees!

The Longnose sawshark has teeth on it's nose. I bet he shreds a whole lot of Kleenex.

The largest shortfin mako ever caught was one off the coast of Massachusetts that weighed 1,221 pounds. What makes this so unique is that this is the fastest swimming shark with an aerodynamic body.

A Great White was caught in the waters of Cuba in 1945 and was 20 ft. 11 inches long. Look out boat people.

I found the safety information very helpful and wanted to share some of the tips with you.

Safety information
Sharks are often found in the presence of whales and dolphins as they eat the same foods so it is not a good idea to swim in these feeding areas.

Shiny objects such as jewelry can attract a shark. So leave your items at home.

Do not swim at dawn or dusk as that is prime feeding time for sharks.

Do not swim by those who are fishing.

Scott has sent along a combo pass savings for you to use on your visit to the Georgia Aquarium to see this amazing world class shark exhibit.
Thank you Scott.

19 comments:

  1. What a great exhibit...my grandson would love that one!!

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  2. My brother and adult nephew have wanted to swim with the sharks at the aquarium - not me!!! Sounds like you had a great time.

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  3. How very cool....but I'm in Missouri. Thanks for all the sharkie info Joyce!

    God bless and have a super fun day!!! :o)

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  4. Our family loves to visit aquariums. This was a very neat post...

    Becky K.

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  5. I like the little stuffed animal shark that my son played with as a little boy. Otherwise, I hope I never meet one. :-)
    The Omaha zoo has a glass tunnel through it's aquarium and you can walk right under the swimming sharks. That is cool.

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  6. How cool and interesting! My husand takes our niece every year. They have a great day.

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  7. LOL! I WISH I had a white picket fence...maybe someday.. Right now it is chain link.

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  8. Sounds like a fantastic exhibit!

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  9. we had plans to attend but my husband had other plans! still in the hospital...we are hoping he gets sprung today.

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  10. I have been talking about the Atlanta Aquarium forever and saying I wanna go .. now I wanna go more than evah

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  11. Aquariums are fun... did you take Mr. V? I am making your oatmeal bread today. It's rising right now and I need him to help me punch it down:-)

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  12. Thank you so much for stopping in today. No I did not paint it, I have no talent at all! It came in wallpaper type panels and I just hung it. Which is a big deal for me. LOL

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  13. Shredded tissue, LOL..
    So is Scott paying for my ticket from NY to get there, LOL..
    Very interesting, and scary!

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  14. Sounds like you had a good time. My advice is to just stay out of the water. HA

    Also... I'm just letting all my followers (and you are one) know about my giveaway... nothing to do to enter.

    You are already entered!

    Just my way to say thanks!

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

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  15. Beautiful mosaic of sharks and thanks for the great info...Christine

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  16. Hey Joyce,
    Loved your post...now I gotta go surfing...it's almost dusk...
    Rose

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  17. Joyce-One of those rascals will have to come up on the beach to get me :) Did they mention those?? I do love visiting aquariums. How did a special blogger invitation come about? Yes, I could definitely go back to see Jersey Boys again and again!

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  18. Very interesting post Joyce. We have some big scary sharks here in Australia too but like you said it is very rare for someone to be attacked by them. They really are amazing creatures aren't they!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  19. What a great exhibit! You mosaic is fantastic! Another great post, interesting to me!

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