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New Animals

From wiggly weird to cute and touchable – these are just some of the amazing new animals recently added to Newport Aquarium!


Two NEW Sandbar Sharks are now making their home in the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit! Their names, Thelma and Louise, were picked from a list of guest submissions by the biologists that care for them. These fast swimmers were born at our sister Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey and will reach up to 8 feet in length when fully grown. From Shark Bridge, see their signature dorsal fins cut through the water as they break the surface and swim around the exhibit!