The exhibit, “Sherman’s Lagoon: Finning Isn’t Funny,” focuses on the ecological threats posed by shark finning as told through the cast of the Sherman’s Lagoon. The exhibit will include comics, daily presentations, and “an action station where visitors of all ages can help prevent shark finning.” In addition, visitors to the exhibit can also sign individual letters to be mailed to National Marine Fisheries Service in support of international bans on finning.
The exhibit opens June 26, 2010. Jim Toomey will be at the aquarium on opening day to promote the exhibit, sign books, and conduct a “Cartooning 101” class. The exhibit will be open throughout the summer.