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Modern technology aids shark protection

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The role of CITES in protecting and managing sharks

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Shark Exhibit in Zurich

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Sharks in Research and Industry

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Dr. Erich Ritter's accident with a bull shark

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Shark Exhibit in Zurich

Report by Shark Info


On June 10, 2002, the Shark Exhibit titled "Sharks, the hunted hunters" which already attracted a record number of visitors, moved to the Zoological Museum of Zurich University. The exhibit provides visitors with information on the fascinating biology of sharks and the various aspects of their underwater realm. Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of sharks – the oceans – and become acquainted with the specific challenges posed to its underwater inhabitants.

The paleontological section describes the origin of sharks over 400 million years ago and their development into current forms – the best hunters of the oceans. But no two sharks are alike. During their development they inhabited all ocean regions, adapting their behavior and form optimally to their environment.

Additional stations on the exhibit's journey through the world of sharks include their seven senses, their external and internal adaptations to their lives as hunters in the water and their anatomy which distinguishes them strongly from that of bony fish. In our classical sense of the word, sharks are not fish but form their own class together with rays and chimera. This is made more clear by the next station which describes sharks' special reproduction strategies.
This is made more clear by the next station which describes sharks' special reproduction strategies.

Shark Models
The last stations of the journey through the world of sharks are dedicated to presenting facts on shark accidents, the continually growing threat to sharks through man as well as shark protection.


The exhibit will be in Zurich until January 5, 2003.

Address:        Öffnungszeiten:
Zoological Museum        Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
of Zurich University        Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Karl Schmid Strasse 4        Closed on Mondays
8006 Zurich         
Telephone ++41 (0)1 - 634 38 38

On the 8th of January 2003 the exhibition opens in Basel.

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