Sink your teeth into an amazing "out of water" shark experience at the Montréal Science Centre as of April 11, 2013 - Planet Shark: Predator or Prey, the Exhibition.
MONTREAL, April 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The new exhibition opening April 11 at the Montreal Science Centre has got teeth: Planet Shark: Predator or Prey? Visitors are invited to dive in and explore the world of sharks, which have fascinated humans for centuries. The exhibition confronts myth and reality, and reveals new facts and fascinating anecdotes about the most impressive, and least understood, predator in the seas.
Planet Shark: Predator or Prey? features a variety of life-size models. The exhibition's showpiece is a pair of frozen specimens: a 226 kg mako shark and its favourite prey, a 312 kg Pacific bluefin tuna. Visitors can also follow the evolution of the shark through rare fossils, up to 380 million years old, and an array of teeth and jaws.
Planet Shark: Predator or Prey? reveals the many facets of these captivating animals, including several species threatened with extinction, and highlights their important role in our ecosystems. Drawing on studies on almost every aspect of the shark, from popular culture to biology, overfishing and the fin trade, the exhibition provides a new, more respectful vision of these predators and their ecological contribution.
Planet Shark: Predator or Prey? is a major educational initiative promoting the conservation of these large and small animals, essential players in the planet's ecological balance.
Planet Shark: Predator or Prey? includes:
- two frozen specimens: a (blue-taupe) 226 kg mako shark and its favourite prey, a 312 kg Pacific bluefin tuna
- full-scale shark models based on actual specimens, including a 5.5 m Great White
- an extensive collection of real shark jaws, teeth and fossils
- diving cages for viewing sharks, and authentic items from the movie Jaws (1975)
- stories of encounters with sharks, told by survivors and shark experts
- an exploration of the size, biology, hunting strategies and amazing sensory systems of sharks
- detailed information on shark tagging and tracking by satellite, as well as other conservation effort
- other spectacular presentations, including high-definition videos and a large mural showing the seven shark species that frequent Quebec waters and their characteristics. Yes, we have sharks in Quebec!
Visitors will leave with a heightened respect for the ocean's oldest and most formidable predator.
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Information and Tickets
For the full schedule and ticket information, visit www.centredessciencesdemontreal.com or call 514.496.4724 or 1.877.496.4724.
The Montreal Science Centre: a key player in Montreal's scientific culture
With more than 700,000 visitors annually, the Science Centre complex is dedicated to science and technology, featuring an interactive approach that is accessible to all and showcasing local innovation and know-how.
The Montreal Science Centre wishes to thank its main partner, the Government of Canada, and its presenting partners, TELUS and Hydro-Québec.
SOURCE: Montreal Science Centre
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