‘City of the Shark’ Explores San Francisco Bay’s Denizens of the Deep

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Little has been known about the
enigmatic shark species living beneath the waves of the San Francisco Bay …
until now. Aquarium of the Bay is pleased to announce the release of “City of
the Shark,” a mini-documentary by local filmmaker and shark conservationist
David McGuire.

“The San Francisco Bay is an incredibly diverse estuary ecosystem that
includes several shark species that swim just footsteps from the shore, but we
are often unaware of the impacts we have on our Bay and ocean life,” said
Filmmaker David McGuire. “‘City of the Shark’ emphasizes how not only
appreciating, but also protecting sharks and the San Francisco Bay habitat can
improve the health and diversity of marine life, as well as benefit humans.”

“City of the Shark” provides a close-up look at local species, with
emphasis on the sevengill shark; tags along with scientists out on the Bay;
and shares an overall look at the state of the local shark species and the
issues that endanger their existence. Since July of 2008, researchers from
Aquarium of the Bay Foundation and UC Davis have conducted groundbreaking
research on sevengill sharks, using acoustic tagging to monitor and learn more
about the species.

“Since we are a nature center focused on San Francisco Bay, one of our
primary missions is to research local sharks and learn more about their
behavior,” said Christina J. Slager, Director of Husbandry for Aquarium of the
Bay. “‘City of the Shark’ gives viewers a behind-the-scenes peek at our
animal care and our sevengill tagging and tracking research.”

Aquarium of the Bay Foundation will host a benefit preview screening event
on January 29. For additional information on “City of the Shark” or its
preview screening event, visit http://www.aquariumofthebay.com or call

About Aquarium of the Bay

Aquarium of the Bay is a unique nature center dedicated to creating
experiences that inspire conservation of the San Francisco Bay and all marine
environments. It is the only aquarium featuring exhibits focused specifically
on the rich and diverse aquatic life and distinctive ecosystems of the Bay and
its surrounding waters. The Aquarium is accredited by the Association of Zoos
and Aquariums, and certified as a Green Business by the city of San Francisco.
Additional information is available at http://www.aquariumofthebay.com.

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John Frawley
Christina Slager

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