March 12, 2013 – The Aquarium of the Pacific opened a new exhibit titled “Sharks: The Beauty Of The Ocean Predator” on March 5, featuring sculptures of six species of sharks – Oceanic Whitetip, Mako, Great White, Sand Tiger, Tiger and the Fiji Bull shark. The sculptures are made of bronze with patina or stainless steel. The sculptor Victor Douieb and underwater cinematographer Richard Theiss participated in a series of three lectures on their personal experiences with sharks, documenting sharks and shark conservation. The final lecture is tomorrow, March 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Aquarium. Theiss is a noted shark advocate and cinematographer (he spent seven years filing Great White sharks in Baja, Mexico) and Douieb inspires his work by diving with sharks and donates a portion of the sales of his sculptures to shark conservation organizations. The sculpture exhibit is on display through May 5. For more information, visit www.aquariumofpacific.org. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville)

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