Discover Some of Our Shark Species
Grey Nurse Sharks
Pallas is a very chilled animal and likes to slowly cruise around the display. She has a droopy first dorsal fin. She loves to hover just above the substrate in currents where she can relax. Patches is the mischief maker of our GNS and keeps divers on their toes during feeding sessions. He has a lazy jaw so he will swim with his mouth open regularly. Huey is one chilled out dude! He loves to cruise the display and nothing bothers him.
The Sandbar Whaler Shark is one of the biggest coastal sharks in the world, and is closely related to the Dusky Shark, the Bignose Shark, and the Bull Shark.Its dorsal fin is triangular and very high. Sandbar sharks usually have heavy-set bodies and rounded snouts that are shorter than the average shark's snout. Their upper teeth have broadly uneven cusps with sharp edges. Its second dorsal fin and anal fin are close to the same height. Females can grow to 2/2.5 m, males up to 1.8 m.
Wobbegong is the common name given to the 12 species of carpet sharks found in shallow temperate and tropical waters around Australia. The Wobbegong is one shark you should be a little more cautious around. They are well camouflaged and harmless if left alone, but if you get in their face of trip over them, you’ll soon learn why they are known as the pitbulls of the sea!
Shark Fun Fact
The "modern" shark we've come to know today has been around since the Early Jurassic Epoch 174 - 201 million years ago!
See these creatures up close as they swim above and around you at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast's 80 metre long Oceanarium tunnel.