One of our most popular exhibits, this large pool is home to our juvenile sharks. View a variety of sharks from above and below through a large underwater viewing window as they gracefully circle the pool or rest among the rocks. The inhabitants of the Shark Shallows may include nurse, lemon, blacktip and reef sharks. Our friendly and knowledgeable marine operations staff will tell you about the current inhabitants at the twice daily feedings and talks. This is a unique opportunity to learn about these amazing and very misunderstood animals and pet a baby nurse shark with the assistance of one of our aquarists. Or perhaps you would like to take a closer look at these sleek predators. We offer a Shark Encounter program during which you will have a personal briefing with a staff member and then actually enter the Shark Shallows. Coral World collects the sharks in its exhibits from local waters. The Shark Shallows serves as a head start program for sharks - When the juvenile sharks reach a certain size and are less likely to be prey for larger predators, our marine operations staff will release them to the sea. Because of the importance of sharks to ocean ecology and the threats to their survival, Coral World is engaged in a Shark Tagging Program. Ever wanted to pet a shark? You can at the daily feedings. After the presentaion you will get a chance to pet one of the baby nurse sharks. See Feeding Schedule.