WIN: Family passes to Taronga Zoo to see shark research

Taronga Zoo's Seal Cove exhibit is hosting a small group of Port Jackson Sharks, a type of Bullhead Shark found around southern Australia, as part of an exciting study seeking to unlock the secrets of shark society. Picture: Bluebottle Films
Taronga Zoo's Seal Cove exhibit is hosting a small group of Port Jackson Sharks, a type of Bullhead Shark found around southern Australia, as part of an exciting study seeking to unlock the secrets of shark society. Picture: Bluebottle Films

A POP-UP shark exhibit is one of the new things to see and do at Taronga Zoo these school holidays.

Taronga's Seal Cove exhibit is hosting a small group of Port Jackson sharks, a type of bullhead shark found around southern Australia, as part of an exciting study seeking to unlock the secrets of shark society.

Researchers have fitted the sharks with transmitters and accelerometers on their dorsal fins to collect data on their behaviour, movements and interactions in Taronga's specially-modified exhibit.

Taronga Zoo's Seal Cove exhibit is hosting a small group of Port Jackson Sharks, a type of Bullhead Shark found around southern Australia, as part of an exciting study seeking to unlock the secrets of shark society. Picture: Bluebottle Films

Taronga Zoo's Seal Cove exhibit is hosting a small group of Port Jackson Sharks, a type of Bullhead Shark found around southern Australia, as part of an exciting study seeking to unlock the secrets of shark society. Picture: Bluebottle Films

It is hoped the exhibit will give visitors a window into Taronga's research activities and also encourage a greater appreciation for sharks as mysterious and often misunderstood marine animals.

The sharks will be at Taronga through to early November before they are released back into the wild where their transmitters will continue to send valuable research data.

The Star has five family (two adults and two children) passes to Taronga Zoo to give away.

For your chance to win phone 1900 915 307 - leave your name and contact details.

Calls cost 55 cents including GST and winners will be notified by telephone. Entries close Monday, September 28, noon.

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