The South Carolina Aquarium is excited to announce some “new additions” to the Aquarium family.  We aren’t talking about the small, furry kind—these are bonnethead shark pups! Bonnethead sharks are native to South Carolina and are commonly found right off our coast. They are part of the Sphyrnidae family, which includes more than 10 species of hammerhead-like sharks. Check out these little bonnethead pups:


Our female bonnethead sharks gave birth a few weeks ago.


The mama sharks and their pups are currently living behind-the-scenes and receiving the best hands-on-care.


Once grown, the baby bonnetheads will either be placed on exhibit or will be transferred to another Aquarium.

The mama sharks will be part of the Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Shark Shallows, opening this summer!