Surprising Sharks, a free exhibition with plenty of bite, opens at the Natural History Museum at Tring today.
If you thought all sharks were human-eating killers, this new exhibition should give you a big surprise.
The exhibition lets you discover the amazing variety of shark shapes and sizes and the tricks used by these fish that make them top predators. And find out why humans are more of a threat to sharks than they are to us.
'Sharks are captivating creatures with an undeserved bad reputation' said Paul Kitching, Museum Manager of the Natural History Museum at Tring. 'We hope this exhibition makes our visitors realise how incredible sharks are and that some prefer eating plankton to people.'
You can peer inside the jaws of a great white shark, marvel at the chocolate bar-sized spined pygmy shark and feel shark teeth and skin for yourself. There will be activities for the school holidays to accompany the exhibition including making shark sock puppets and masks.
Surprising Sharks is based on the popular book by Nicola Davies and features illustrations by James Croft, and runs from 11 February - 6 July 2008.