What type of shark are you?July 27, 2018
What Type of Shark are You?
Are you a mako? A great white? A zebra shark? Take the quiz below to discover your spirit animal (or more accurately,“spirit shark”),then head to our parks to meet your match and all the fascinating sharks in our care!
1. How would you describe your personality?
B. Playful and curious
C. Always on the move. I’ve got places to be!
D. Full of surprises
2. Where is your dream vacation?
A. Whether it’s the Mediterranean or New England,I love being on the open sea.
B. Scuba diving at a coral reef.
C. A trip to the tropics. Nothing like sitting under palm trees without a care in the world.
D. I’ll go anywhere, as long as it’s not too cold!
3. What’s your favorite food?
A. Fish.I’ll eat nearly any fresh fish that comes my way.
B. I love crab and shrimp.
C. I’m not picky.I’ll eat whatever’s in front of me!
D. Surf n’ turf. I have a big appetite.
4. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
A. Super speed. I want to be one of the fastest animals in the ocean.
B. Absolute agility. This would come in handy navigating the extremely shallow waters I live in.
C. Invisibility. Camouflage is crucial, and super cool!
D. Super strength. I want to be the most powerful and mighty.
5. What is your biggest fear?
A. Not achieving my dreams –aka being the fastest shark in the sea.
B. The dark. Shallow, sunlit waters are what I prefer.
C. Never growing or trying new things. I am known for making big changes!
D. Being misunderstood. I tend to have a bad reputation, but I don’t deserve it.
All finished? Let’s take a look at your results:
If you answered mostly A’s:You’re a short fin mako shark!Known for their agility and speed, these sharks are some of the ocean’s fastest animals.They are also spectacular leapers and have been known to jump up to 20 feet above the water’s surface. Mako can grow up to 12 feet long, and they can be found up and down the East Coast, from England to Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico.To experience what it’s like to be a mako, check out SeaWorld Orlando’s newest roller coaster, Mako–the park’s tallest, fastest roller coaster. While you’re in line, you’ll have the opportunity to learn all about this fascinating shark –from what it eats to the threats it faces in our oceans everyday.
If you answered mostly B’s:You’re a Pacific blacktip reef shark! These sharks are active and strong swimmers, and –as evidenced by their name–typically dwell in shallow waters around coral reefs. They are easily recognized by the obvious black blotches on their fins. They eat small fish and crustaceans, and they grow up to seven feet long. Check them out at Explorer’s Reef in our park and San Diego, or you can swim with them in Discovery Cove in Orlando.
If you answered mostly C’s:You’re a zebra shark! Zebra sharks have unique coloration resembling stripes when they’re young –but as they grow up, these turn to spots. This shark is known as an opportunistic feeder, which means it will eat just about anything! These sharks can grow up to nearly fix
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If you answered mostly D’s:You’re a great white shark! The great white is an apex predator, with its iconic serrated, triangular-shaped teeth. The largest great white ever documented was 21 feet long, though they range between 14 and 18 feet on average. Great whites have a big appetite, and their diet includes seals, sea lions and even whale carcasses. They’re found in all oceans across the planet, but they tend to rel="noopener noreferrer" stay out of polar waters. rel="noopener noreferrer" To learn more about the great white, check out our Great White Roller Coaster–a massive ride just like the great white, which is known for its speed and thrills. Its 360-degree flips, corkscrews and exhilarating curves would have even the bravest great white on the edge of its seat!