Name-A-Shark

McWane is excited to share that 25 baby White Spotted Bamboo Sharks were born in our facility between March and June of 2020. Naming a Shark at McWane is a fun way for you to get involved in our World of Water exhibition by helping us name our new shark babies! We spend around $15,000 a year on salt alone—yes just salt—to make saltwater for our World of Water exhibits. It costs around $2,200 to feed our adult sharks at McWane and that cost has now drastically increased with our 25 new baby sharks. When you name a shark at McWane, your contribution goes directly into feeding, caring for, and maintaining our sharks’ health, well-being, and living conditions. Support McWane’s World of Water Exhibition and name a baby shark today!

A Special "Thank You" to Our Shark Sponsors!

Mr. Richard Crowley

named two baby sharks!

Evie & Caleb

Mrs. Melaney McCraney

named a baby shark!

The Invincible Ms. McGehee

Travis Pritchett

named two baby sharks!

Ryder & Fox

Emily Holley

named a baby shark in honor of The Friend Group!

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Ms. Lynn Gentry

named a baby shark!

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Miss Skye Hawley

named a baby shark in honor of Mr. David Cameron!

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Mrs. Kristin L. Landham

named a baby shark!

Peggy

Miss Katie Reynolds

named a baby shark!

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Katie Lupton & Hill Godwin

named a baby shark in honor of Miss Clair Godwin!

Clair the Shark

Mr. Tuukka Tervonen

named a baby shark!

Tuukka

The Jaffe Family

named a baby shark in memory of Bertrand Might!

Buddy

Mrs. Katie Butts

named a baby shark!

Bubbles

Ms. Casi Roberson

named a baby shark in honor of Gideon Hollis!

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FAQ

They are Whitespotted Bamboo Sharks.

They eat shrimp, clam, salmon, and squid.

They were born between March and June. Specific birthdays are available to donors who name a shark.

Male sharks have claspers located at the pelvic fin.

Yes! The shark that you name will continue to live at McWane’s World of Water exhibition.

Our touch tank features adult animals only. Once they have matured and there is available space in the touch tank, these baby sharks will graduate to it.

We have an exhibit designed for juvenile sharks near the World of Water exit. We offer no guarantees on which sharks, if any, are on display in this area.