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SharkCon 7 Presented by National Geographic’s SHARKFEST
SharkCon has invited groups in the local community, such as Tampa Bay Watch & Florida Fish and Wildlife, as well as global organizations, such as National Geographic and OCEARCH. There are numerous free engaging activities for families to sink their teeth into. This year features speakers from this year’s National Geographic’s SHARKFEST as well as scientist and personalities from Aquariums, Field Research, Shark Week, & Animal Planet. Guests can also meet Richard Dreyfuss from the original summer blockbuster, Jaws. There are over 130 vendors of shark & ocean related merchandise & a dozen non-profits to engage guests & show them how they can get involved in saving the oceans. Guests also have the opportunity to have some physical fun by trying indoor scuba diving with trained professionals sponsored by Trilogy Dive Center.
When you experience SharkCon, you will dive deep into the world’s oceans. Everyone is connected to the ocean, but there are so many more secrets to learn about its amazing inhabitants. SharkCon is an event suitable for the casual consumer of shark lore, to the most intense aficionado of shark science. If it’s about sharks, it’s at SharkCon!
SharkCon is a full-fledged “Con” in every way. There numerous FREE engaging activities for you and the kids to sink your teeth into, but that’s just where the fun-frenzy begins. There are speakers from Shark Week, National Geographic, and Animal Planet.. There are over one hundred vendors of shark and ocean related merchandise, including, but not limited to jewelry, art, clothing, & collectibles. Learn how you can enjoy the ocean even more with indoors scuba diving with professionals as well as other water sports.
SharkCon is more than just a great time. It is an event dedicated to raising awareness about shark and ocean conservation. It raises money for ocean and shark conservation efforts, which are undertaken by our partners at SharkCon. We want to ensure the health of the oceans for generations to come! All of this great SharkCon wonder is included in the price of admission.
Speakers from the Shark World (scientist, personalities, conservationst, award winnning photographers and celebrities!
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Exhibit
FWC- Look at & handle shark specimens & observe scientists dissecting a shark.
22ft. Shark Slide
Shark Tooth Sand Dig
Paddle Board / Kayak Clinic
Mermaids provided by Ocean's Daughter Conservaton Alliance
Touch Tanks- Provided by Clearwater Aquarium, and Mote Marine Laboratory.
Trilogy Dive Center Scuba Pool –Everything you need to try scuba diving in a safe shallow environment at SharkCon.
Marine Rescue Exhibit -The Clearwater Aquarium will demonstrate how they rescue marine mammals.
Conservation Organization Activities – We have partnered with several conservation organizations to provide activities & information at each one of their exhibits.
FREE Treasure Map Hunt with PRIZES for the kids.
More added all the time...
Event Opens at 9 a.m.
10:00 AM Brent Winner - FWC
11:00 AM - Jamin Martinelli
12:00 PM Dr. Yannis Papastamitiou
1:00 PM Dr. Mike Heithaus
Expo Hall Stage
Watch the Film, followed by a Q&A by Richard Dreyfuss. There will be surprises and giveaways during the Q&A. Plus audience members will get ...
Expo Hall Stage
Event Opens at 9 a.m.
10:00 AM Dr. Heather Blackall
11:00 AM Dr. Tracy Fanara
12:00 PM Jasmin Graham
1:00 PM Ryan Walton
2:00 PM Tanya Houpperma...
Mermaids-Ocean's Daughter: $30 – proceeds go to support Ocean’s Daughter
Nat Geo SharkFest Group: $30 - proceeds go to support shark science