Shark Feeding

Shark Conservation

• Currently the Sandoway Discovery Center has resident Nurse Sharks, Cownose Rays, and a Bat Ray on exhibit.

• Sharks, as top predator in the ocean, help control the numbers of other fish and animal species. If you remove all the sharks, the animal populations they feed on could potentially grow out of control and exhaust their food supply and die out.

• Millions of sharks are killed every year due to commercial fishing as bycatch. Bycatch are animals unintentionally caught in nets and on lines meant for tuna, swordfish, mahi and other desired fish species. By eating more responsible seafood, people can help affect the industry and potentially help save sharks and other bycatch animals. Check out this helpful link for a guide to responsible seafood.


A variety of positions are available to gain experience in a future field of study, fill community service hours for middle or high school students and/or to make new friends and gift back to your community!

Volunteer Opportunities


TUES - SAT: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM



The Sandoway Discovery Center animal adoption program is a great way to help care and feed one animal of your choice for one year. When you sponsor an animal your gift goes directly to support the professional care of your adopted animal.

Who Can I Adopt?
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