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Dissect A Shark
Dissect A Shark Credits: www.shark.co.za
The Kwa Zulu Natal Sharks Board, which is the only organisation of it's kind, worldwide, welcomes and encourages visits by members of the public to its complex in Umhlanga Rocks.

One of the events, held at 09:00 and 14:00 on Tuesdays to Thursdays is a 25 minute audio-visual presentation on the day to day work done by the Kwa Zulu Natal Sharks Board as well as on the important role sharks and other animals play in the marine ecosystem.

This is followed by a 20 minute dissection of a shark which provides the unique opportunity to see (and smell!!) the internal machinery of one

of the ocean's most awesome predators. The informative talk covers basic biology including feeding habits and reproduction and gives one the opportunity to learn more about these magnificent creatures.

Cost of these sessions is R30 for adults and less for learners.

The KZNSB also has a large display hall where exhibits of various sharks and other sea life are on display. Visit Fathoms Gift Shop while you're there.

Contact the Sharks Board on 031-566-0400 or fax 031-566-0499

Their physical address is
· 1a Herrwood Drive
· Umhlanga
· KwaZulu-Natal

To get to the Sharks Board take the N2 from Durban. Take exit 182 (Umhlanga Rocks M41).
Turn right over the highway and proceed on the M41 until you reach Umhlanga Rocks Drive.
Turn left and proceed to the traffic circle. Herrwood Drive is at 12 o'clock and is much narrower than Umhlanga Rocks Drive

You could also do the early morning boat trip and watch shark nets being repaired

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