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Welcome the new sharks at Dubai Aquarium

The Dubai Aquarium, one of the world’s largest fish tanks, has added a few new friends to the thousands of marine life already present in the 10-million litre tank.

Currently the aquarium is home to 200 species of fishes and other marine life and a phalanx of new Caribbean sharks have been added to complement these existing species.

Dubai Aquarium managers said “the smallest members in the hammerhead shark family are the ‘bonnethead or shovelhead sharks’.

They further added “The bonnethead sharks from the Caribbean seas average 30-50 inches (70-127cm) in length and weigh up to 24 pounds (10.8kg). They are naturally seen at estuaries, shallow bays, sand flats and coral reef habitats”.

The latest arrivals reflect a real saltwater community that is rich and diverse and includes the hamour, a fish native to Gulf coral reefs along the UAE coastline.