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SeaWorld Orlando Welcomes Dutch - The Parks First Great Hammerhead Shark!

SeaWorld Orlando’s 700,000-gallon shark habitat has a new resident and he goes by the name of Dutch!


SeaWorld Orlando Welcomes Dutch - The Parks First Great Hammerhead Shark!

Dutch is a critically endangered Great Hammerhead Shark that has moved to SeaWorld Orlando from Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta as part of a collaborative effort caring for shark species in accredited zoos and aquariums.


Great Hammerhead Sharks are critically endangered with an estimated population decline of up to 80%.


You can learn more about these amazing animals and learn how you can help their conservation next time you visit Shark Encounter at SeaWorld Orlando.


Great Hammerhead Sharks are a unique-looking animal, and they are at the top of the food chain as the most skilled predators in the world of sharks.


Dutch eats over one pound of fish six days a week, and on the other day, he fasts.


Dutch is still not fully grown, and in another two years, when he reaches adulthood, he’ll grow to about 10 feet long and 500 pounds.


The next time you visit SeaWorld Orlando, say hi to Dutch, you’ll find him at SeaWorld’s Shark Encounter!


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