SharkCon Returns to Tampa
SharkCon, sponsored by the Florida Aquarium, is an expo combining ocean conservation, watersports and, of course, sharks. Among the notables will be Anthony Ferrante, the director of the Sharknado movies, and Eli Martinez and Duncan Brake from several Shark Week specials.
TAMPA – Cue the theme music from Jaws.
SharkCon is returning to the Florida State Fairgounds, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa on July 8-9. This will be the fourth year for the event.
SharkCon is an event that brings those who love the ocean together for a weekend of education and the fun of a Comic Con. SharkCon has something for everyone who loves the ocean.
Among the more than 30 activities (15 for kids) and more than 100 booths, will be a 22-foot shark slide and a pirate ship bonce house. An interactive exhibit from the event’s main sponsor, the Florida Aquarium, includes games, trivia, and a shark tooth sand dig. The Clearwater Aquarium, Shark Park, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, Fish and Wildlife, and the Shark Conservation from Eckerd College will have exhibits at the event.
This year there will be a pool to try scuba to give those who have never done scuba a chance to check it out. There are speakers this year including headliners Anthony Ferrante the director of the Sharknado movies, and Eli Martinez and Duncan Brake from several Shark Week specials, as well as shark scientists from the Bimini Shark lab and more. All speakers will also be available for free autographs and photo opportunities after their presentations.
All the above activities are included in the admission fee, which ranges from $4.95 – $29.90.
Photo of Eli Martinez courtesy of SharkCon.
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