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Sharks and Rays at Vancouver Aquarium

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 — 9:12am PDT
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The Secret World of Sharks and Rays is an experience on now (and for a limited time) at the Vancouver Aquarium that showcases the lifestyles of sharks and their cousins, the majestic rays.

Zebra Shark for Miss 604
Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium

Engage with a beautiful zebra shark and whiprays in the Tropic Zone or take in the colossal models of the basking and thresher sharks in the Pacific Canada Pavilion. Learn about the hunting strategies, survival techniques and incredible adaptations of these fascinating fishes and the issues that threaten them.

There are 370 different living shark species and their cousins come in many shapes and sizes as a result of the incredible adaptations they have undergone in order to survive and thrive in a variety of aquatic environments.

Learn about the sharks that call the waters of British Columbia home, from the very common Pacific spiny dogfish to the endangered basking shark and the rarely seen thresher shark, in our Pacific Canada Pavilion. Then, explore the Tropic Zone and Amazon Gallery to spot a secretive shark called the tasseled wobbegong, a stealthy blue-spotted fantail ray with periscope eyes, and the freshwater stingray that sucks, literally – it sucks up snails to capture and eat them in its native home, Brazil’s Xingu River.

If you would like to visit the Vancouver Aquarium and discover The Secret World of Sharks and Rays, I have a 4-pack of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win 4 tix to @VancouverAqua’s Secret World of Sharks and Rays from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Passes will be valid until April 30, 2013 and must be claimed/used by that time. Follow the Vancouver Aquarium on Twitter and Facebook for more information about their research, exhibits, and special events.

Update The winner is Lindsey!

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  1. Radhika K says:

    Thanks for the contest, never been to the Vancouver Aquarium

  2. Jenn says:

    I would love to go see this exhibit! I love the aquarium.

  3. Aaron B. says:

    Been a while since I’ve taken my wife to the Vancouver Aquarium, this would be awesome.

  4. tracy says:

    would love to visit!

  5. Alisa says:

    Haven’t been in a few years!

  6. David D says:

    Love to take the family! Thanks!

  7. Taylor P. says:

    I would love to go to the Aquarium! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Brittany R says:

    i LOVE SHARKS!! and the aquarium ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. jan says:

    great prize. thx for the opportunity.

  10. Wally says:

    I love the Aquarium but haven’t been there for a long time.

  11. Gigi says:

    I would love to go!

  12. greg says:

    Sharks are so interesting.

  13. Debbie F says:

    I haven’t been to the aquarium in years.

  14. Joel says:

    I would love to check out the sharks, I haven’t been there in forever. Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. rob k says:

    I’d love to go!

  16. Hayley says:

    This looks awesome ^_^

  17. Elizabeth B says:

    Great giveaway…haven’t taken the kids to the Aquarium for awhile…fingers crossed!

  18. Amy says:

    I recently had a brief visit to the aquarium after 10 years. There were so many things to learn and see. I would love to go back.

  19. Lori says:

    It’s been a lot of years since I’ve been to the aquarium…I’d love to go back.

  20. Nicole says:

    The new exhibit looks great!

  21. Brenda says:

    I would love to learn more about sharks!

  22. Anthony C says:

    Now we can actually (though temporary) say “live every week like it’s shark week”.

  23. Amanda says:

    I love the aquarium!

  24. Meghan says:

    I’d love to go back and visit the sharks and rays !

  25. A.J. says:

    I used to volunteer at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center, but it’s been years since I’ve had a chance to visit the facility. I would love to win these passes to see how the place has changed!

  26. Emilia says:

    The Vancouver Aquarium is always a treat and a great destination to go to.

  27. Rob says:

    Kids would love this!!!

  28. Rob says:

    Kids would love this!!!

  29. chista k says:

    The aquarium is always fun. Haven’t been in many years.

  30. Susan says:

    I haven’t been to the Vancouver Aquarium since my elementary school field trip!

  31. janice montroy says:

    I love the Vancouver Aquarium. This exhibit sounds amazing.

  32. Erin says:

    I’ve never actually been inside the Vancouver Aquarium. This sounds so cool!

  33. Megan says:

    Would love a trip to the aquarium!

  34. MICHAEL says:

    this would be awesome to check out!

  35. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to check them out

  36. Darcy says:

    You’re never to old to enjoy the aquarium

  37. Jayan says:

    I love the aquarium, can’t remember the last time I went!

  38. Iain says:

    great family prize. thanks!

  39. liz eynon says:

    My 2 kids love the aquarium,especially the sharks and the 4D theatre!!!

  40. Warren Anderson says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the aquarium, would love to take some friends with me!

  41. Paula says:

    Yes please! The Great white shark is my 4 year olds favorite in the whole world!

  42. Lauren says:

    I’m team sharks all the way.

  43. Tiffany L says:

    I would love to go visit the aquarium!

  44. Jessica T says:

    I’d love to win this!

  45. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win. I’ve been swimming with sharks and rays. This would remind me of that experience.

  46. Mike says:

    It’s about time we took a trip to the Aquarium…thanks for the chance…maybe ๐Ÿ˜‰

  47. Jonathan says:

    Sharks are fascinating and misunderstood, that much I’ve gotten from watching documentaries – so I’d love the opportunity to come to this with these tickets, as well as bring friends to them, should I be picked ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Jas says:

    The Aquarium is a great place to take kids (and kids at heart!). What a great treat this would be!

  49. Samantha says:

    Great contest! As a former scuba instructor the aquarium is always a fun and special place for me, it’s been too long since my last visit.

  50. Greg says:

    thanks for the chance

  51. Amber Pedersen says:

    Would be awesome to win. I haven’t been to the aquarium in awhile.

  52. Zeina says:

    Please pick me

  53. Amy says:

    This program sounds really cool!

  54. Gavin says:

    Pick me! Pick me! Long time shark lover, newbie to Canada!

  55. Siobhan S. says:

    Sharks are amazing!

  56. Jennifer Forbes says:

    So Awesome! Love the Aquarium. I find it so relaxing. They just did a segment on the Shark exhibit on the 6’oclock news. I was thinking I really need to take my daughter. She would love to go.

  57. Hollie says:

    Sure I’d love to go. I’m a big kid at heart. I just can’t afford 20$ to get in right now.

    Thank you

  58. Dayna Wilson says:

    I have a membership to the aquarium and take my son all the time…I’d love to bring my sister and her daughter along with us for free as a treat!

  59. Jen says:

    Would love to take the kids to see this!

  60. Gerald says:

    Can’t wait to take my grand-son to see the sharks!

  61. tim says:

    been a long time since i’ve been to the aquarium, but i love animals and had a great time when i was at sea world in san diego this past summer!

  62. Michelle says:

    I’d love to see the sharks and rays!

  63. Gina says:

    Super cool!

  64. David says:

    Sharks are cool.

  65. Katie says:

    Wonderful giveaway – thanks!

  66. Carol says:

    Seems like a wonderful event for a family.

  67. Kah-Mei says:

    My family would love this, thanks for the chance!

  68. Darcy says:

    I want to go!!

  69. Alex says:

    Yes please ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Roxanne says:

    My son loves sharks!

  71. Alexander W says:

    I’d love to show my son the sharks and rays!

  72. Jack says:

    I would very much love to visit the Vancouver Aquarium again!

  73. Grace M says:

    Pick me please!

  74. Courtney says:

    Would love to win this! Sharks have long been my favourite animals

  75. Iz says:

    Wow I haven’t been in the aquarium for years! This would be a great opportunity!

  76. Linda says:

    Fun way to spend a rainy afternoon!

  77. Anna says:

    I haven’t been to the aquarium before and I’d love to go with my family!

  78. SJ says:

    I moved to BC in Fall 2010 and haven’t yet been to the aquarium. It is definitely on my list of things to do and I’d love to win these tickets!

  79. Jenn S says:

    I love the Aquarium. its a great place

  80. Samantha says:

    This would make my month!

  81. Erin says:

    I love the aquarium!!!

  82. Ella says:

    I would love to take my young daughters!

  83. Aimee says:

    This has got to be better than Sharks vs. Orcas.

  84. Jeannelle says:

    I love the aquarium!!!

  85. Katie says:

    Super fun idea

  86. Fiona says:

    My boys love sharks!

  87. Stephanie says:

    Love sharks It would be great to win thanks

  88. Angie P says:

    The Aquarium is always a blast, but I haven’t been in a LONG time. Would be great to go see this exhibit!

  89. Patricia says:

    Sharks and rays need all the loving they can get. I’m glad that the Aquarium is showcasing them for their amazing adaptations and their important roles in ecology, rather than as creatures to be unduly feared.

  90. Tony says:

    I didn’t know that there are 370 different living shark species out there. Hey, you learn something new everyday.

  91. Sonja says:

    I LOVE the Aquarium and haven’t been able to go because of a job loss. This would be awesome!!!

  92. Erica says:

    I would love to visit! Haven’t gone in years!

  93. Heidi says:

    This sounds awesome – I love the Aquarium! Thanks!

  94. Tiffany says:

    I love our aquarium!

  95. Glenda says:

    sounds like fun!

  96. Cecilia says:

    I would love to take my kids!!

  97. von says:

    would love to take my gf!

  98. Alex says:

    time to see some fishy!

  99. Leah says:

    I want to go! Haven’t been there for so long.

  100. Anne says:

    Would love to check this out.

  101. Janet says:

    I love to see some sharks!

  102. Kevin says:

    I love the Aquarium!

  103. matthew says:

    always love our Aquarium

  104. Rachael says:

    I love visiting the aquarium. The sea otters are my favourite, but I’d love to see the sharks and rays exhibition.

  105. jeff says:

    Haven’t been to the aquarium in years!

  106. el says:

    Weee – this would be great. Thanks!

  107. Alex says:

    great prize, thanks for op

  108. jen says:

    would love to visit the aquarium!

  109. Gary says:

    Love looking at sharks (from a distance)

  110. Ron S says:

    Would love to take the family over streak break.

  111. Ron S says:

    Spring break that is.

  112. Marianne says:

    An adventure to see the underworld of nature!!

  113. Meghna says:

    I woujd love to win this because I’ve never seen sharks in real life.

  114. Mary says:

    perfect way to spend spring break! thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  115. Cyndi says:

    would be a fun day with the family

  116. cara says:

    I would love to take my family to the aquarium… it has been a long time. Thanks for the contest.

  117. Tracy says:

    I haven’t been to the aquarium in ages! This would be a ton of fun ๐Ÿ˜€

  118. liz says:

    Absolutely love the aquarium. Wish me luck.

  119. Lindsey M says:

    I’ve never been to the aquarium – this sounds really great!

  120. Carmelle says:

    We are lucky to have such magnificent sharks in our Pacific. I love sharks and think they’re absolutely fascinating!

  121. Melanie says:

    Ooh, would love to see some sharks!

  122. Sue says:

    We love the aquarium and my kids totally dig the flag banners on the Cambie bridge that showcase the Secret World of Sharks and Rays experience on now!

  123. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    The kids would love to head to the Aquarium during their Spring break!!

  124. Ursula says:

    This looks amazing!

  125. Allison says:

    What an awesome prize! I would love to take my nephew and niece to see the sharks!

  126. vincent chen says:

    havent been there since i was 8 @@:

  127. Eileen says:

    Been a while since I’ve visited the aquarium…would love to go back!

  128. Andy says:

    Never been to the aquarium, and can’t really afford it as I’m a student. This would be an amazing experience!

  129. Andrea says:

    This would be amazing, haven’t been for so long!

  130. Tina says:

    great prize

  131. Gemma says:

    The Vancouver Aquarium is one of my top favourite local attractions. Would love to win these tickets and go back with my closest friends!

  132. Stephanie S says:

    I would love to check out the sharks and rays. so mysterious!

  133. Ken Alexander says:

    I would love to check out the rays and sharks at the Vancouver aquarium.

  134. Elaine Deng says:

    Thank you! I love going to the aquarium!

  135. Grace says:

    I haven’t been to the aquarium in a long time!

  136. Krissy says:

    i love rays

  137. Megan says:

    I love going, haven’t been in years.

  138. Harj says:

    Looks incredible!

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