Located under and adjacent the Lagoon Bar & Grill and Paradise Lagoon, resort guests don't want to miss this rare experience, showcasing Great Hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna mokarran), Caribbean Reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi), Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) and Smalltooth Sawfish (Pristis pectinata).
Great Hammerhead Sharks (Sphyrna mokarran), Smalltooth Sawfish (Pristis pectinata), Barracudas (Sphyraena), Blacknose Sharks (Carcharhinus acronotus), Caribbean Reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) and Nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum).
The mallet-shaped head of the hammerhead enhances its ability to find prey. Sensory systems on the head are spread over a large surface area. The eyes are located far apart, which improves its field of vision; jelly-filled pores called the ampullae of Lorenzini detect the weak magnetic field produced by fish; and the olfactory system aids in an acute sense of smell.
Sawfish use a sixth sense to help them in their hunt for fish. They stalk and locate fish using pores primarily concentrated on the upper sides of their saws, which detect the electrical field of their prey. Once their quarry is found, sawfish use their long, tooth-lined rostrum, or saw, to slash prey into pieces. What a weapon!
Better for the barracuda to eat its victims! Barracudas rely on surprise and speed, swimming up to 36 mph in pursuit of their prey. They will swallow small catch whole, such as herring and anchovies, and use their razor-sharp teeth to tear larger quarry into pieces, such as snappers and groupers.
We offer daily scheduled feedings for our guests to watch!
Day passes are available for purchase at the Discover Atlantis desk in Coral Towers and space is limited.
Individuals under 18 years old must be accompanied by an Adult 18 years or older.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Fish Feeding: Please refer to the daily Atlantean for daily scheduled feedings.