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Kids tucked for the Overnight Adventure at the Newport Aquarium. | Newport Aquarium
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10 Ways to (Safely) Get Close to Sharks

From sleeping under a shark tank to petting the backs of sharks, there are many safe ways to get up-close with a shark.

August 12, 2014
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A snorkeler with a blacktip reef shark. | Wikimedia Commons
An ocellate river stingray at the New England Aquarium. | Steven G. Johnson, Wikimedia Commons
The Farallon Islands. | Jan Roletto, NOAA
Scuba divers admiring a shark at Denver's Downtown Aquarium. | Landry's Inc
The Sharks Underwater Grill at Sea World Orlando. | Fred Hsu
A blue shark. | Mark Conlin, NOAA
A white shark approaches divers in a cage off Dyer Island, Western Cape, South Africa. | Wikimedia Commons
Scuba divers with a shark and fish at The Florida Aquarium's Dive with the Sharks. | The Florida Aquarium