Shark Week 2021

Adopt a Shark for Shark Week

Symbolic Species Adoptions, Support WWF’s global efforts to protect wild animals and their habitats.

Did you know you can adopt a shark from World Wildlife Fund, for very little money you can help keep a shark fed and happy? Adopt your shark for shark week coming up on August 9th on Discovery or you can watch the live stream directly on our website.

Adopt a Great White Shark

Great white sharks are found in most temperate waters throughout the world, and are most common around Australia, South Africa and Northern California. Their diet consists of warm-blooded mammals, primarily pinnipeds (seals and sea lions), but also whales, dolphins, fish and squid.

Adopt a Leopard Shark

The leopard shark is one of the most common shoreline sharks along the Pacific coast of North America, ranging from Washington to Mexico.

Adopt a Whale Shark

Whale sharks can be found in all temperate and tropical oceans around the world, with the exception of the Mediterranean Sea. Measuring up to 45 feet in length, these giants subsist on a diet of krill, squid and small fish. It is thought that whale sharks may have a lifespan of 100 to 150 years.

Adopt a Hammerhead Shark

Hammerheads use their unique head as a weapon when hunting to pin down their prey. In addition to specialized eyes, hammerheads have unique sensors across their heads to help with scanning for food.

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  1. While vacationing in Belize I took a snorkeling tour which I was able to hold ( hug) a 3-4 foot nurse shark was I in danger???

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