What is the first thing you imagine when you think of a shark? Sharp teeth? Gaping jaws? A great white shark fin moving through the water? This description fits some species of sharks such as the top predators tracked by scientists (they track sea turtles and dolphins too). But this doesn’t describe all of our shark friends!

There are over 400 species of sharks, many of which are smaller, but all sharks play an important role as predators, helping to balance the ocean food web. Learn more about our chain catsharks from naturalist Becky the video below. Then, head to What is a Shark for some fun shark facts and a wordsearch.

Did you know that baby sharks are called pups? To discover more about what makes a shark a shark, visit the Pup’s Activity Zone.


Delayed opening today.

Seacoast Science Center will open at 11am today due to inclement weather.