Shark Brothers + Shark Week = Educational Entertainment

Shark Week at the Florida Aquarium to Feature Special Appearance by the Shark Brothers.

Engaging and interactive multi-media presentation leverages purposeful entertainment to inspire and educate.


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For Immediate Release: 07-21-11

In their presentation, "Sharks - From Fear to Fascination", North Port, Florida residents, Sean and Brooks Paxton, share their personal wildlife interaction experiences and conservation work with sharks and the marine environment.

The Brother’s unique perspective on these animals began in their youth during fishing trips with their grandfathers on the Chesapeake Bay. Then, in 1975, after watching the movie, Jaws, their heightened fascination with sharks would lead them on a path to their current careers in educational entertainment.

In their roles as cameramen and producers, the brothers are directly involved in most of the action they shoot and document, which provides this live presentation with a punctuated array of video footage and photos captured by them during collaborations on historically significant documentary projects, science and research expeditions, pioneering shark-release events and personal adventures.

L-R: Sean Paxton and Brooks Paxton

“It’s a different kind of up-close-and-personal look at sharks that has something for everyone”, says Brooks Paxton. His brother, Sean adds, “It’s hard to believe this is the 24th season of Shark Week. We can remember the very first one like it was yesterday.” Both agree, “We see an increase in calls and inquiries from the press and media this time of the year so it presents a fine opportunity to capitalize on the heightened round of annual shark awareness created by the Discovery Channel. For us, it’s yet another chance to promote an accurate portrayal of sharks to the public, along with an important message about the need to protect and conserve these Very Important Predators © or V.I.P.’s, as we like to call them. We’re especially proud to be invited by the Florida Aquarium this year to do just that, while helping to launch their 2011-2012 Evening Tide Talks season.”

August 3rd, 2011.
RSVP Required - Please Call 813-273-4568
Complimentary Reception and Meet & Greet at 5:45pm
Presentation at 6:15
Please enter through the Aquarium's Business Entrance

The Florida Aquarium Auditorium located in Downtown Tampa


Contact & Additional Information
The Paxton Brothers: 941-416-1788 / 5073,
The Florida Aquarium: (813) 273-4000,

What to Bring
The entire family, a sense of adventure and a camera.