"Watch the World’s Largest Shark Tank on Live Webcam"

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“Watch the World’s Largest Shark Tank on Live Webcam”

From now until Aug. 7, you can swim with sharks from your desk, thanks to a live webcam embedded in the world’s largest shark tank.

To get excited for Shark Week, the Discovery Channel teamed up with the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta to place a live streaming peephole in the aquarium’s Ocean Voyager exhibit.

The exhibit, which was designed to house whale sharks, holds 6.3 million gallons of seawater, enough to fill nine and a half Olympic swimming pools. It is home to seven different types of sharks, including enormous whale sharks, vicious-looking sand tiger sharks, and bottom-dwelling masters of disguise called spotted wobbegongs. It also holds several other species of fish and four manta rays, the only manta rays ever to live in a U.S. aquarium.

Despite the popular image of sharks as creatures of speed and violence, the view in the tank is peaceful and soothing. Check back in the next two weeks for daily feedings and a live chat with biologists from inside the tank.

Thats a big shark tank.

sawfish! coool

That’s very nifty. Going to have that on at work on a second monitor!

You’re gonna need a bigger monitor.