Feed the hungry sharks in Portsmouth

A starry smooth hound at Blue Reef
A starry smooth hound at Blue Reef
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VISITORS will get the chance to help feed sharks during half-term.

The Blue Reef Aquarium, in Southsea, is hosting a week of events to celebrate creatures which have been swimming in the sea since before the age of dinosaurs.

From February 14 visitors will have the chance to help feed native sharks and rays, enjoy workshops with shark teeth, skin and jaws, learn about their evolution and find out about the dangers they face in the wild and what we can do to help protect them.

Blue Reef’s Jenna MacFarlane said: ‘Sharks are always one of the first things visitors want to see when they come to the aquarium.

‘We have more than a dozen different shark and ray species on display here including a number of shark eggs from three species on display in our nursery tanks.

‘This event will also provide visitors of all ages with a real insight into these fascinating fish and their truly extraordinary history. From ancient shark fossils to having the chance to help feed real ones there really is something for everyone to enjoy.’

The fun continues until February 22.

To find out more go to bluereefaquarium.co.uk.