December 16, 2018

Aquarium visitors witness ‘feeding frenzy’

Children and adults got an up-close view of a shark “feeding frenzy” in Avila Beach.

But the sharks were small and the frenzy was contained inside the tanks of the Central Coast Aquarium, where visitors also learned about one of the Earth’s oldest species of fish.

Aquarium staff is presenting shark talks with a feeding frenzy at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in February as part of Coastal Discovery Stewardship Month.

Wide-eyed children listened in rapt attention as aquarium supervisor Kate Muster feed the small sharks, described their behavior and explained how important they are to the ocean ecosystem.

The shark program