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Sea Life Charlotte-Concord
Location Concord Mills, Concord, North Carolina, United States
Theme Aquarium
Owner Merlin Entertainments
Status Operating

Sea Life Charlotte-Concord is an interactive aquarium located at the Concord Mills mall in Concord, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. The aquarium contains thousands of aquatic creatures, plus interactive touch pools and a 180° ocean tunnel. Sea Life Charlotte-Concord is owned and operated by Merlin Entertainments.

Main species

Nurse shark Sea turtle Dog-faced puffer Chocolate chip sea star
Giant Pacific octopus Hermit crab Angel fish Blacktip reef shark
Clown trigger fish Atlantic ray Cownose ray Jellyfish
Clownfish Green sea turtle Lionfish Sea star
Cleaner shrimp Cowfish Yellow tang fish Blue tang fish

Conservation

Sea Life is involved with a number of conservation activities. These include:

Seahorse breeding

Sea Life has successfully bred and reared nine species of seahorse, helping prevent the breeds from becoming extinct. This means that no seahorses will ever be taken from the wild for their exhibitions, and they may be able to resupply seahorses if they become extinct in the wild.

Seal rescues

Sea Life works with seal sanctuaries to care for orphaned and injured seal pups. Over 100 seals are successfully rescued and returned to the wild each year.

Re-homing

Sea Life provides permanent homes for injured or disabled aquatic creatures who would have otherwise been killed or euthanized.

Protection of turtles

A fundraising campaign run by Sea Life has enabled a new Sea Turtle Rescue and Wildlife Information Centre to be built on the Greek island of Zakynthos to treat turtles who have been injured in collisions with pleasure craft or entanglement in fishing gear.

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