Countless people grow up with a fear of sharks. That's not surprising, because for years popular culture and news media have sensationalized incidents of shark and human interaction, overall contributing to how the shark has become one of the most misunderstood predators of our ocean. That being said, instead of being afraid of sharks, we should be afraid FOR sharks. It's estimated that at least 100 million sharks are killed annually, mainly for their fins to make soup.


So how can kids growing up today learn to appreciate and understand this awesome ocean predator?

For decades, the Shark Encounter exhibit at SeaWorld Orlando has offered guests an up-close look beneath our ocean, into the world of the shark. Now, the park is able to inspire new generations of ocean advocates with the power of interaction.


The Relaxation Station, located near Wild Arctic, is now home to a brand-new educational experience where guests will have the chance to learn about and interact with brownbanded bamboo sharks, whitespotted bamboo sharks, and epaulette sharks. Guests might even get a chance to touch a shark!


So, next time you swing by the park, visit the new Relaxation Station next to the Wild Arctic exhibit and learn a thing or two about one of the most misunderstood predators of our oceans, the shark.

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