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Introduction : In my project, I would like to learn how to keep a large saltwater aquarium with sharks so I could study their behavior and learn if they are naturally aggressive towards humans or if when they see humans and interact with them in their everyday life they are not aggressive towards humans. Knowing how to keep sharks in a saltwater aquarium would help me as a skill in my goal of a future job at the Waikiki Aquarium. The Waikiki Aquarium is located in Honolulu, Hawai’i. It is a very large aquarium with many tanks of different fish found around the Hawaiian Island Chain. It opened on March 19, 1904 and is the third oldest aquarium in the United States. The aquarium has been a part of The University of Hawai’i since 1919. Recent additions to the aquarium include a new jellyfish gallery, and a plan for a new Northwestern
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Unformatted text preview: Hawaiian Islands exhibit (Webmaster, 2000). I would use bamboo sharks for my research because they are small, easy to care for and do not harm humans. I would use a white spotted bamboo shark species. They are also a common aquarium shark and relatively cheap as far as shark pricing goes. Bamboo sharks are bottom-dwelling fish found in Indonesia, India, Arabia, China, Japan and The Philippines and are common in coral reefs (Klimley, 2003). They are nocturnal and hide in the reef sometimes but can also be out swimming all day and feed at night. They have small, sharp teeth for feeding on small fish such as goldfish which is perfect because goldfish are very inexpensive (Michael, 2003)....
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