Newport Aquarium To Debut North America’s First Shark Bridge

by | Jan 15, 2015 | Fish, Tanks | 0 comments

Having worked with the Newport Aquarium developing exhibits during my time at Living Color, I am very excited to hear about the latest editions coming this year. The Aquarium will soon feature North America’s only suspension shark bridge, where visitors get to walk just feet above dozens of sharks.


The bridge is due to open mid-April and will include a 100 ft rope bridge that brave visitors can dare to cross. In addition to the sharks lurking below, there were be multiple different species of fish and sting rays also included in the 385,000 gallon tank. I can’t wait check out this novel new exhibit experience in April. MORE

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.


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