Report by Shark Info
Sharks are "sexy" and attract
the public like a magnet. This was proven by the run of visitors at the opening of
"Sharks - the hunted Hunter", an exhibition which opened its doors on March 2, 2001, in
the Museum of Natural History in St. Gallen.
This special exhibition, which provides
information on the life of sharks, is sponsored by the Shark Foundation and designed to
provide visitors with a better understanding of these fascinating rulers of the sea. The
exhibition leads the visitor on a trip through the world of sharks. Various stations
show interesting details on their origin more than 400 million years ago, their
adaptation to underwater life and their development into the optimally adapted forms
found today. Other stations describe their biology, reproduction, senses, behavior and
special adaptations. Additional themes which the exhibition brings closer to visitors
include the human-to-shark and shark-to-human relationship as well as shark protection.
The exhibition is mobile and will remain in St. Gallen until the end of September 2001.
In the summer of 2002 it will move to the Zoological Museum in Zurich, and in 2003 it
will move on to Basel. For the exact time schedules and additional exhibition locations
see Exhibition (in German)
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