Living Sharks Museum & Research Center

Westerly
Science Museum

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Boston
May 25, 2021

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This free museum highlights the complex relationship between humanity and the ocean’s most misunderstood—and perhaps most feared—resident. Upon arrival, visitors acquaint themselves with prominent shark-related media frenzies of yore, ranging from the 1916 New Jersey maneater attacks to the post-Jaws era, a period in which “sharksploitation” was at an all-time high. Along with vintage ephemera, the exhibit is also home to a sizable collection of shark teeth with both modern-day and long-extinct specimens scattered throughout the gallery. While sharks may not be the cuddliest creatures, expect to walk away with a newfound appreciation for these besmirched beasts of the deep.

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