Get up close with several species of shark
One of our most popular exhibits, this large pool is home to our juvenile sharks. View a variety of sharks from above and below through a large underwater viewing window as they gracefully circle the pool or rest among the rocks.
The inhabitants of the Shark Shallows may include nurse, lemon, blacktip and reef sharks. Our friendly and knowledgeable aquarists will tell you about the current inhabitants at the daily feedings and talks at 9:45am and 1:00pm.
This is a unique opportunity to learn about these amazing and very misunderstood animals and pet a baby nurse shark with the assistance of one of our aquarists.
Or perhaps you would like to take a closer look at these sleek predators. We offer a Shark Encounter program during which you will have a personal briefing with a staff member and then actually enter Shark Shallows.
Coral World collects the sharks in its exhibits from local waters. Shark Shallows serves as a head start program for sharks – When the juvenile sharks reach a certain size and are less likely to be prey for larger predators, our marine operations staff will release them to the sea.
Because of the importance of sharks to ocean ecology and the threats to their survival, Coral World is engaged in a Shark Tagging Program.
Coral World is not open to the General Public at this time. If you are coming to St Thomas on a cruise ship, please book one of our Coral World excursions through your cruise line.
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