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Bayworld’s educational team returned this week from the 2010 National
Science Festival in Grahamstown having won the “Most Outstanding
Exhibit” award for the second year running.  The exhibit,
entitled  ‘Shark World’  is the brainchild of shark
expert Dr Matt Dicken, who is a Research Associate at
Bayworld.  The exhibit has travelled widely throughout South
Africa, including rural Transkei in the Eastern Cape. Bayworld’s Chief
Education Officer – who manned the exhibit together with a team of
educators of the Museum School, during the recent SciFest commented
that the stand drew continuous attention throughout the period with an
almost inexhaustible demand for information about sharks. “People were
really wowed about this experience with sharks.”

The exhibit consists of the iconic robotic model of the 3.5 meter Great
White shark complemented by panels with images and texts on the lives
of sharks as well as specimens of various body parts of sharks
including eyes, embryos and eggs. There is also a touch screen that
allows participants to access information about sharks and a gallery of
photographs of different species. Recent additions to this exhibit are
a listening booth – which provides an audio experience of sounds of the
deep – and a life size model of the jaws of the prehistoric Megalodon
shark which roamed the seas some 1,6 million years ago. Mrs Nicky
Daniels, Head of the Museum School reported that this exhibition has
been one of the best educational tools she and her team has worked with
– enjoyed by young and old alike.

This exhibition can be viewed at Bayworld from 7 to 10 April in the
Marine Hall of the Museum. A shark expert will be available at the
exhibition at midday (12h00) on Wednesday to Friday to talk about their
experiences in researching these magnificent and feared creatures of
the deep. Facilitators will be on hand daily from 11h30 to
13h00. Outside these times visitors may simply view the
exhibit and enjoy the video programme.

A limited number of replicas of fossil Megalodon shark teeth will also
be on sale.

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