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Sink your teeth into our JAWsome Shark Week giveaway!

To celebrate the end of another fintastic Shark Week, we are hosting a JAWsome Shark Giveaway on Facebook and Twitter! 

You could win a sand tiger or sandbar shark tooth!

The overall number of teeth each shark has depends on diet and species. Some sharks can have as few as 10 rows of teeth, and others as many as 300! All of our sharks are constantly shedding their teeth. In general, sharks can lose anywhere from one tooth a day to one tooth every 28 days. The rows of teeth replenish themselves sort of like a vending machine—when one falls out, the one behind it shifts forward.

The teeth we are giving away belonged to the sandbar shark and sand tiger shark species that live in our Open Ocean exhibit. Enter our JAWsome contest and you could win one of your very own!

One of our sand tiger sharks with a loose tooth

Sand tiger sharks, found in the coastal waters of North America, Japan, Australia, and South Africa, can have up to 56 rows of teeth in each jaw. On average, they lose their teeth every two to three days. Their teeth are long and jagged to help them chomp on their typical diet of bony fish, small sharks, rays, and crustaceans.

Sandbar sharks usually have about 14 rows of teeth in each jaw and shed their teeth about every 10 days. The look of their teeth is more typical of what you may have seen before, flat and triangular. Commonly found in the lower Chesapeake Bay, sandbar sharks are opportunistic bottom-feeders that prey on bony fish, mollusks, crabs, and shrimp.

Here’s how to enter: 

1) a. Like the National Aquarium on Facebook
     b.  Like/comment on our shark tooth Facebook post 

AND/OR

2) a. Follow @NatlAquarium on Twitter
      b. Tweet us the name of your favorite shark to @NatlAquarium and include the hashtag #JAWsome

Contest closes at 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, August 17, 2012. Ten random Twitter winners and 10 random Facebook winners will be announced at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, August 17, 2012. Entrants must live in the continental United States to win.

Love sharks? Click here to learn about ways you can support shark conservation!

#ToadallySmitten Twitter Contest

Looking for an amazing, unique place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone? Today, the National Aquarium is giving its Twitter followers the chance to win a pair of tickets to our romantic Valentine’s Day Date Night by participating in a special #ToadallySmitten Twitter Contest!

From 9am EST through 3:30pm EST today, Wednesday, February 8, post a tweet telling us what you love. A random entry will win two tickets to our Valentine’s Day Date Night on February 14th!

Here are the instructions:
1) Follow the National Aquarium on Twitter at @NatlAquarium
2) Tweet us about something you love (can be text or multimedia) to @NatlAquarium and include the hashtag #ToadallySmitten

Contest closes at 3:30pm EST on Wednesday, Feburary 8, 2012. A winner will be announced at 4:30pm EST on Wednesday, Feburary 8, 2012. Entrants must be 21 or older to win.

So what are you waiting for?! Show some love and win two tickets to celebrate with style this year!

Click here to find out more about our Valentine’s Day Date Night!

Don’t miss the Aquarium’s Top 10 Holiday Deals

Swim into a sea of savings with the National Aquarium’s Top 10 Holiday Deals of the Season! This holiday, we’re diving deep for discounts on Aquarium everything including gift tickets, gift memberships and winter experiences. 

Starting “Cyber Monday,” November 30, we’ll offer a new discount each day towards an online purchase. Each offer is valid for one day only at aqua.org and a promo code is required.* Look for deals on everything from half-priced gift tickets for 2010 to discounts on Behind the Scenes tours. Total value is over $250 in discounts!

Now, here’s the twist…

The Top 10 Holiday Deals will ONLY arrive through the National Aquarium’s official Facebook and Twitter communities. Not a fan? Not a follower? Not a problem! 

Become a fan on Facebook!
Follow us on Twitter!

Once you’re connected, look for the first deal to arrive Monday, November 30 at 8:00 a.m.

It’s savings made simple and gifts made easy, so get connected today. And remember, a gift from the Aquarium is not only a unique present, but helps support our efforts in marine animal rescue, habitat restoration, education in our schools and in the care of more than 16,000 animals.

Happy holidays!

*Promotion ends December 13, 2009. Offers through National Aquarium Top 10 Holiday Deals of the Season are only valid from 8:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the specific day. Offer valid on items purchased online at aqua.org only.


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