Sept. 15, 2004
sizeable sharks delivered to Aquarium’s animal care facility
Sand tiger sharks getting into the swim
of things for new Ocean Journey building
In preparation for the April 29 opening of the Tennessee
Aquarium’s Ocean Journey building, five large (some up
to 8 feet in length) sand tiger sharks were delivered to the
Aquarium’s offsite facility. Media are invited to the
Aquarium’s animal care facility to get a sneak peek of
the fish that have become synonymous with fear.
Friday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Warehouse at 2472 Amnicola Hwy. (Please park behind
the warehouse on Clay Street.)
Rob Mottice (pronounced moe-teece) is an Aquarium biologist
who specializes in sharks. Rob also manages the fish acquisitions
program and animal care facility. Jackson Andrews is the Aquarium's
director of husbandry and operations and is overseeing the Ocean
Journey project. Both will be available for interviews.
ELSE: Sand tiger sharks are one of several shark species
that will be exhibited in Ocean Journey. Other sharks to be