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Video Rush: London Aquarium Sharks

Last week I visited the London Aquarium with my daughter and took the opportunity to get away from my usual film subjects of protest, riots and endless lines of riot police, and go back my childhood interest of marine life, especially sharks.

Hammerhead Shark

The London Aquarium has a wide variety of sharks, from Hammerhead to the notorious Sand Tiger. Speaking to the staff during feeding time we discovered those in the tanks had become so used to humans that when divers entered the tank the sharks ignore them. One staff member commented it would be better to see them in their natural habitat but it would be impossible to return these specimens to the wild.

While watching and filming these wondrous creatures you soon realise sharks are highly misunderstood, generally thanks to Steven Spielberg, although maybe the blame should be pointed at author Peter Benchley. But as one poster in the aquarium states, more people are killed by toasters every year than in shark attacks.

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