Shark awareness week 9-15th September

9 September 9:00am - 15 September 3:00pm
Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch

Shark awareness week runs from 9 to 15th September. WWF is hosting two Wellington events:


The underwater world of sharks!

When: Thursday, 12th September

Where: Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, WELLINGTON

Time: Exhibition open from 5:30-9pm

Talks start at 6pm

Free admission


Come and hear a varied line-up of speakers, including Dr Malcolm Francis (NIWA) and Andrew Stewart (Te Papa), discuss shark biology, taxonomy, research, mythology, and conservation. Don't miss the special temporary display of fresh and preserved shark specimens, and an opportunity for Q&A with experts.

Space is limited.

Arrive early to avoid disappointment.


Shark meet-and-greet!

When: Sunday, 15th September

Where: Island Bay Marine Education Centre, WELLINGTON

Time: Open from 10am-3pm


Admission: $4 adults, $2 children

Come see NZ sharks up close and personal, and learn more about the conservation issues they face. Displays will include live sharks, a touch-gently pool, "fish of the week“, and preserved specimens. Scientists, experts, and shark ambassadors will be in attendance throughout the day to answer any of your questions. Decorate your own shark fin to show your support.

A great way to spend the day with the family.


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