December 14, 2018


NEWPORT — While the future of the region’s great white population may be in doubt, the region’s waters are to home to a wide variety of other sharks.

Standing in the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Passage of the Deep exhibit, Senior Aquarist Brian Fodness said the broadnose sevengill shark, leopard shark and spiny dogfish housed in the exhibit all are common on the Oregon coast.

The sharks, all swimming in the same tank, will prey on each other if hungry enough. Fodness said the aquarium tries to feed them enough  to prevent that from happening.

The broadnose sevengill sharks are the largest species currently


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