Animal Update: Horn Shark Added to Kelp Forest Exhibit

A male horn shark has been added to our Kelp Forest exhibit!

Published July 16, 2015

Horn Shark

Did you know? This shark is named for the short, venomous “horn” on its dorsal fin, which they use for protection. 

The horn shark is typically a brownish color, covered in black spots, and its underbelly has a yellowish tint. This species can grow to be up to 47 inches in length! 

Horn Shark

Native to the eastern Pacific, horn sharks are typically found inhabiting the coastal areas from southern California to Ecuador and Peru. 

Stay tuned for more updates on our animals! 


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