Shark: Sandtiger Shark – Swaj


Shark Adoption Kit Includes:
animal plush
personalized certificate
5×7 color photo of your animal
personality card on your animal
information packet
pewter pin
two complimentary passes to the aquarium
discount coupon for an animal encounter

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  • Nickname: Swaj
  • Scientific Name: Carcharias taurus
  • Arrival Date: May 27, 2004
  • Location: Atlantic Shark tank
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Swaj is the smaller of our two sandtiger sharks. He doesn’t have a brown spot on his first dorsal (top) fin like our other sandtiger, “Raggie”, and has a black line on the edge of only one dorsal fin.
  • Interesting Fact: When “Swaj” (which is jaws spelled backwards) first arrived at Jenkinson’s Aquarium, he only weighed 18 lbs. and was only 46 inches! Now he’s about 6½ feet long and about 175 lbs. Swaj spends much of his time slowly swimming along the bottom of the exhibit. He is also not as aggressive as our other sandtiger shark.