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With his hand close to razor sharp teeth, shark expert Neil Harvey attempts tonic immobility in a large reef shark.
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Tonic can be induced by turning a shark upside down, but that's not the only way. By rubbing its nose, Neil overstimulates the electrical sensors known as the Ampulae of Lorenzini. Then, he's able to 'tip' the shark until its balancing on its nose.

This unusual technique does not hurt the shark, and seems to put it in a state of ecstasy. "The shark is completely asleep," fellow diver and shark conservationist Eli Martinez notes.

If a shark enemy could master tonic, these reef sharks would be vulnerable to attack. However, it might only work on smaller sharks. Scientists believe larger sharks are much harder to induce.

Discovery Channel notes that these are highly-trained professionals, and handling of sharks (and certainly turning them into 'zombies') is not advised.

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A woman and her child look at a shark swimming in the main tank of the Oceanarium of Lisbon, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. The oceanarium, that was opened in 1998 during the World Fair, displays different aquatic fauna species from the five oceans in the world. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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A Shark swims at the Two Ocean Aquarium as people take photos of them in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, March 15, 2012. The Two Oceans Aquarium covers courses for children in environmental education, with added courses for adults focusing on the marine and coastal environment. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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A man in a cage feeds sharks in a new attraction at Manila's Ocean Park, Philippines on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. The unique equipment allows guests to dive and feed the sharks from inside a cage and observe the animal. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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AP-Fotograf Axel Heimken, links, fotografiert am Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2009, in einem drei Millionen Liter Wasser fassenden Aquarium im Meereszentrum Fehmarn Sandtigerhaie. Neben den 23 Haien beheimatet das Meereszentrum rund 1.500 weitere Meerbewohner. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer) ** zu unserem Korr ** --- Associated Press photographer Axel Heimken, left, dives inside a huge basin as he takes a shot of a sandtiger shark in the ocean center Fehmarn, northern Germany, on Thursday, June 2, 2009. The center is home for 23 sharks and 1,500 other tropical animals. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)
Ein Sandtigerhai schwimmt am Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2009, im Meereszentrum in Fehmarn. Das dortige Haibecken hat ein Volumen von 3 Millionen Litern Wasser. Das Meerezentrum in Fehmarn beheimat neben 23 Haien weitere 1500 tropische Tierarten. (AP Photo/Axel Heimken) --- A sandtiger shark swims in the Ocean center of Fehmarn, northern Germany, on Thursday, July 2, 2009. The center is home for 23 sharks and 1.500 other tropical marine animals. (AP Photo/Axel Heimken)
Ein Sandtigerhai schwimmt am Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2009, im Meereszentrum in Fehmarn. Das dortige Haibecken hat ein Volumen von 3 Millionen Litern Wasser. Das Meerezentrum in Fehmarn beheimat neben 23 Haien weitere 1500 tropische Tierarten. (AP Photo/Axel Heimken) --- A sandtiger shark swims in the Ocean center of Fehmarn, northern Germany, on Thursday, July 2, 2009. The center is home for 23 sharks and 1.500 other tropical marine animals. (AP Photo/Axel Heimken)
Besucher schauen am Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2009 im Meereszentrum in Fehmarn auf einen vorbeischwimmenden Sandtigerhai. Das Haibecken hat ein Volumen von 3 Millionen Litern Wasser. Das Meerezentrum in Fehmarn beheimat neben 23 Haien weitere 1.500 tropische Tierarten. (AP Photo/Axel Heimken) ** Eds note: Picture has been taken from inside the pool - zu unserem Korr ** --Visitors look at a sandtiger shark swimming by in the Ocean center of Fehmarn, northern Germany, on Thursday, July 2, 2009. The center is home for 23 sharks and 1,500 other tropical marine animals. Eds note: Picture has been taken from inside the pool. (AP Photo/Axel Heimken)
Besucher schauen am Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2009 im Meereszentrum in Fehmarn auf einen vorbeischwimmenden Sandtigerhai. Das Haibecken hat ein Volumen von 3 Millionen Litern Wasser. Das Meerezentrum in Fehmarn beheimat neben 23 Haien weitere 1.500 tropische Tierarten. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer) ** zu unserem Korr ** --Visitors look at a sandtiger shark swimming by in the Ocean center of Fehmarn, northern Germany, on Thursday, July 2, 2009. The center is home for 23 sharks and 1,500 other tropical marine animals. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)
Besucher schauen am Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2009 im Meereszentrum in Fehmarn auf einen vorbeischwimmenden Sandtigerhai. Das Haibecken hat ein Volumen von 3 Millionen Litern Wasser. Das Meerezentrum in Fehmarn beheimat neben 23 Haien weitere 1.500 tropische Tierarten. (AP Photo/Axel Heimken) ** Eds note: Picture has been taken from inside the pool - zu unserem Korr ** --Visitors look at a sandtiger shark swimming by in the Ocean center of Fehmarn, northern Germany, on Thursday, July 2, 2009. The center is home for 23 sharks and 1,500 other tropical marine animals. Eds note: Picture has been taken from inside the pool. (AP Photo/Axel Heimken)
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People look at sharks at the Two Oceans Aquarium in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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A visitor looks at a sand tiger shark (Charcharias taurus) swimming in the "Shark ocean" of the "Sea Center" in Burg auf Fehmarn, an island in the Baltic Sea, northern Germany, on Wednesday, March 2, 2005. 14 sharks live in the newly-made pool which contains some three million liters of salt water. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper)
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A whitetip reef shark swims at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach,California, on April 26, 2012.The Aquarium features a collection of over 11,000 animals representing over 500 different species. It focuses on the Pacific Ocean in three major permanent galleries, sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.The non-profit Aquarium sees 1.5 million visitors a year and has a total staff of over 900 people including more than 300 employees and about 650 volunteers.AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
A visitors takes pictures with a smartphone of a Whitetip Reef shark at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, on April 26, 2012.The Aquarium features a collection of over 11,000 animals representing over 500 different species. It focuses on the Pacific Ocean in three major permanent galleries, sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.The non-profit Aquarium sees 1.5 million visitors a year and has a total staff of over 900 people including more than 300 employees and about 650 volunteers.AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Zebra shark swims at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, on April 26, 2012.The Aquarium features a collection of over 11,000 animals representing over 500 different species. It focuses on the Pacific Ocean in three major permanent galleries, sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.The non-profit Aquarium sees 1.5 million visitors a year and has a total staff of over 900 people including more than 300 employees and about 650 volunteers.AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Cownose ray and Bonnethead shark swim at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, on April 26, 2012.The Aquarium features a collection of over 11,000 animals representing over 500 different species. It focuses on the Pacific Ocean in three major permanent galleries, sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.The non-profit Aquarium sees 1.5 million visitors a year and has a total staff of over 900 people including more than 300 employees and about 650 volunteers.AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Children are watching a zebra shark and a diver at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, on April 26, 2012.The Aquarium features a collection of over 11,000 animals representing over 500 different species. It focuses on the Pacific Ocean in three major permanent galleries, sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.The non-profit Aquarium sees 1.5 million visitors a year and has a total staff of over 900 people including more than 300 employees and about 650 volunteers.AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
(FILES) This file picture taken on April 26, 2012 shows a visitor taking pictures with a smartphone of a whitetip reef shark at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Japan and other pro-shark fishing nations on March 14 lost a bid to overturn a landmark deal to offer international trade protection for several species of the ocean's oldest predator. The decision to restrict exports in the oceanic whitetip shark, the porbeagle, three types of hammerheads and the manta ray won final approval by the 178-member Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH Thailand-wildlife-tourism-shark,FEATURE by Didier LAURAS In this picture taken on September 3, 2011, an environmental activist releases a baby black-tip shark into the sea as part of an operation organised by the sharks protection group Dive Tribe off the coast of the southern Thai sea resort of Pattaya. On average an estimated 22,000 tonnes of sharks are caught annually off Thailand for their fins -- a delicacy in Chinese cuisine once enjoyed only by the rich, but now increasingly popular with the wealthier middle class. AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH Thailand-wildlife-tourism-shark,FEATURE by Didier LAURAS In this picture taken on September 3, 2011, a baby black-tip shark is transported in a water-filled plastic bag before its release into the sea as part of an operation organised by the sharks protection group Dive Tribe off the coast of the southern Thai sea resort of Pattaya. On average an estimated 22,000 tonnes of sharks are caught annually off Thailand for their fins -- a delicacy in Chinese cuisine once enjoyed only by the rich, but now increasingly popular with the wealthier middle class. AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH Thailand-wildlife-tourism-shark,FEATURE by Didier LAURAS In this picture taken on September 3, 2011, baby bamboo sharks are seen in the tank of an aquarium in the southern Thai sea resort of Pattaya before their release into the sea as part of an operation organised by the sharks protection group Dive Tribe. On average an estimated 22,000 tonnes of sharks are caught annually off Thailand for their fins -- a delicacy in Chinese cuisine once enjoyed only by the rich, but now increasingly popular with the wealthier middle class. AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)
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A girl is sillouetted as shew reaches toward the image of a whale shark while watching the high definition movie of Okinawa Chraumi Aquarium shown at the Ginza Sony building in central Tokyo on July 19, 2010, to mark the Marine Day national holiday. Marine Day is a secular national holiday celebrated each summer to give thanks to the ocean. AFP PHOTO/TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
GANSBAAI, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08: (EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS DIGITAL IMAGE HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO BLACK AND WHITE) A Great White Shark is seen in the Indian Ocean near the town of Gans Bay on July 8, 2010 in Gansbaai, South Africa. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Ugo Monye and David Strettle (R) keep a close watch on a Grey Nurse Shark at Ocean World on June 15, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Chris Ashton of England keeps a close watch on a Grey Nurse Shark at Ocean World on June 15, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
A boy and his mother watch as a diver feeds a Zebra Shark and other tropical fish, in the Tropical Pacific Gallery at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Los Angeles on November 26, 2009. The Aquarium which focuses on the Pacific Ocean, features a shark lagoon and three main viewing galleries where visitors can learn about ocean issues and conservation. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
GANSBAAI, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 19: A Great White Shark is attracted by a lure on the 'Shark Lady Adventure Tour' on October 19, 2009 in Gansbaai, South Africa. The lure, usually a tuna head, is attached to a buoy and thrown into the water in front of the cage with the divers. The waters off Gansbaai are the best place in the world to see Great White Sharks, due to the abundance of prey such as seals and penguins which live and breed on Dyer Island, which lies 8km from the mainland. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The US ambassador for Indonesia Cameron Hume and an official feed sharks at the sharks aquarium at the Sea World Indonesia in Jakarta on April 18, 2009 to mark the April 22 Earth Day. The US embassy Jakarta celebrated Earth Day by calling attention to Indonesia's rich underwater biodiversity as Indonesian government prepares to host the World Ocean Conference 2009 (WOC'09) in Manado next month.AFP PHOTO/ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
NUMAZU, JAPAN - JANUARY 21: In this handout picture released by Awashima Marine Park, a 1.6 meter long Frill shark swims in a tank after being found by a fisherman at a bay in Numazu, on January 21, 2007 in Numazu, Japan. The frill shark, also known as a Frilled shark usually lives in waters of a depth of 600 meters and so it is very rare that this shark is found alive at sea-level. It's body shape and the number of gill are similar to fossils of sharks which lived 350,000,000 years ago. (Photo by Awashima Marine Park/Getty Images)
NUMAZU, JAPAN - JANUARY 21: In this handout picture released by Awashima Marine Park, a 1.6 meter long Frill shark swims in a tank after being found by a fisherman at a bay in Numazu, on January 21, 2007 in Numazu, Japan. The frill shark, also known as a Frilled shark usually lives in waters of a depth of 600 meters and so it is very rare that this shark is found alive at sea-level. It's body shape and the number of gill are similar to fossils of sharks which lived 350,000,000 years ago. (Photo by Awashima Marine Park/Getty Images)
NUMAZU, JAPAN - JANUARY 21: In this handout picture released by Awashima Marine Park, a 1.6 meter long Frill shark swims in a tank after being found by a fisherman at a bay in Numazu, on January 21, 2007 in Numazu, Japan. The frill shark, also known as a Frilled shark usually lives in waters of a depth of 600 meters and so it is very rare that this shark is found alive at sea-level. It's body shape and the number of gill are similar to fossils of sharks which lived 350,000,000 years ago. (Photo by Awashima Marine Park/Getty Images)
NUMAZU, JAPAN - JANUARY 21: In this handout picture released by Awashima Marine Park, a 1.6 meter long Frill shark swims in a tank after being found by a fisherman at a bay in Numazu, on January 21, 2007 in Numazu, Japan. The frill shark, also known as a Frilled shark usually lives in waters of a depth of 600 meters and so it is very rare that this shark is found alive at sea-level. It's body shape and the number of gill are similar to fossils of sharks which lived 350,000,000 years ago. (Photo by Awashima Marine Park/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Home And Away actor Jon Sivewright launches the new Adventure experience Grey Nurse Shark Feed Dive at Manly's Ocean World on December 18, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Home And Away actor Jon Sivewright launches the new Adventure experience Grey Nurse Shark Feed Dive at Manly's Ocean World on December 18, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Home And Away actor Jon Sivewright launches the new Adventure experience Grey Nurse Shark Feed Dive at Manly's Ocean World on December 18, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
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Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA: A diver feeds a shark at the Aquarium in Kuala Lumpur, 12 June 2006. For the first time in Malaysia, 'Dive with Sharks' offers the experience of a lifetime for visitors to get up close and personal with Kuala Lumpur Aquaria most fascinating marine life of the deep ocean such as the Sand Tiger Sharks, Giant Blotched Fantail Ray, Moray Eels, Giant Groupers and other mesmerizing denizens of the underwater world. AFP PHOTO/TEH ENG KOON (Photo credit should read TEH ENG KOON/AFP/Getty Images)
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA: A diver feeds a shark at the Aquarium in Kuala Lumpur, 12 June 2006. For the first time in Malaysia, 'Dive with Sharks' offers the experience of a lifetime for visitors to get up close and personal with Kuala Lumpur Aquaria most fascinating marine life of the deep ocean such as the Sand Tiger Sharks, Giant Blotched Fantail Ray, Moray Eels, Giant Groupers and other mesmerizing denizens of the underwater world. AFP PHOTO/TEH ENG KOON (Photo credit should read TEH ENG KOON/AFP/Getty Images)
JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Two divers in Santa Claus outfits swim with sharks inside a giant aquarium at a sea life amusement park in Jakarta, 18 December 2005, as part of upcoming Christmas celebrations. Indonesian police are planning a huge security operation to safeguard the year-end festive season, following warnings that extremists may be planning attacks over the Christmas-New Year period. In the capital Jakarta, some 16,000 police would be deployed from December 24 to safeguard the 1,252 churches in the city as well as strategic public and commercial venues, city police spokesman Ketut Untung Yoga Ana told AFP. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Two divers in Santa Claus outfits feed sharks inside a giant aquarium at a sea life amusement park in Jakarta, 18 December 2005, as part of upcoming Christmas celebrations. Indonesian police are planning a huge security operation to safeguard the year-end festive season, following warnings that extremists may be planning attacks over the Christmas-New Year period. In the capital Jakarta, some 16,000 police would be deployed from December 24 to safeguard the 1,252 churches in the city as well as strategic public and commercial venues, city police spokesman Ketut Untung Yoga Ana told AFP. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 19: One of two Whale Sharks swim in Ocean Quest exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium November 19, 2005 in Atlanta, Goergia. The Georgia Aquarium, the world'd largest by gallons, 8 million plus, and by the number of fish, 100,000 plus, opens to the public November 23, 2005. Funding for the Georgia Aquarium was made possible by a 200 million dollar gift from Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus and his wife Billi through the Marcus Foundation. (Photo by Barry Williams/Getty Images)
DESTIN, FL - JULY 2: People look at a dead bull shark on a dock July 2, 2005 in Destin, Florida. Florida has experienced a recent spate of shark attacks, with three in the last week alone. An Austrian tourist was bitten on the ankle July 1, on June 27 a 16-year-old boy lost his leg not far from the spot where a 14-year-old girl was killed on June 25, 2005. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
DESTIN, FL - JULY 2: A girl touches a dead bull shark on a dock July 2, 2005 in Destin, Florida. Florida has experienced a recent spate of shark attacks, with three in the last week alone. An Austrian tourist was bitten on the ankle July 1, on June 27 a 16-year-old boy lost his leg not far from the spot where a 14-year-old girl was killed on June 25, 2005. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 27: People view a shark tank at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island June 27, 2005 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. A teenage boy was attacked by a shark off Cape San Blas, Florida, two days after a shark fatally attacked 14-year-old Jamie Marie Daigle on a beach in Destin. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Boulogne-sur-Mer, FRANCE: French windsurfer Rapha?la Le Gouvello (C), flirt with sharks in the aquarium of the National Sea center Nausicaa, 22 June 2005 accompanied by deputy manager Nicolas Hirel, during a training for her next spring attempt to cross the Indian ocean on a windsurf, between Exmouth, Australia and Diego Suarez, north of Madagascar. Le Gouvello, 45 was the first woman to cross the Atlantic ocean on a windsurf in 2000, and the Pacific in 2003. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS LO PRESTI (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images)
PATTAYA, THAILAND: A scuba diver feeds nurse sharks at the Underwater World in Pattaya resort, in southern Thailand, 12 June 2005. The aquarium is one of the largest and most modern ocean aquarium in Asia, boasting a 100-meter-long, 6.4-centimeter-thick acrylic pedestrian tunnel through an underwater aquarium house with more than 4,000 marine animals, comprising of more than 200 different species from the region as well as some rare creatures from overseas. AFP PHOTO/Pornchai KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
PATTAYA, THAILAND: A scuba diver feeds nurse sharks at the Underwater World in Pattaya resort, in southern Thailand, 12 June 2005. The aquarium is one of the largest and most modern ocean aquarium in Asia, boasting a 100-meter-long, 6.4-centimeter-thick acrylic pedestrian tunnel through an underwater aquarium house with more than 4,000 marine animals, comprising of more than 200 different species from the region as well as some rare creatures from overseas. AFP PHOTO/Pornchai KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
PATTAYA, THAILAND: Visitors look at a scuba diver feeding nurse sharks at the Underwater World in Pattaya resort, in southern Thailand, 12 June 2005. The aquarium is one of the largest and most modern ocean aquarium in Asia, boasting a 100-meter-long, 6.4-centimeter-thick acrylic pedestrian tunnel through an underwater aquarium house with more than 4,000 marine animals, comprising of more than 200 different species from the region as well as some rare creatures from overseas. AFP PHOTO/Pornchai KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
PATTAYA, THAILAND: A scuba diver feeds nurse sharks at the Underwater World in Pattaya resort, in southern Thailand, 12 June 2005. The aquarium is one of the largest and most modern ocean aquarium in Asia, boasting a 100-meter-long, 6.4-centimeter-thick acrylic pedestrian tunnel through an underwater aquarium house with more than 4,000 marine animals, comprising of more than 200 different species from the region as well as some rare creatures from overseas. AFP PHOTO/Pornchai KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
OKINAWA, JAPAN - APRIL 25: Tourists look at a whale shark through the world's largest acrylic panoramic window at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium April 25, 2003 in Okinawa, Japan. The aquarium is Japan's largest and is the second largest in the world. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
OKINAWA, JAPAN - APRIL 25: Tourists look at sea life through the world's largest acrylic panoramic window at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium April 25, 2003 in Okinawa, Japan. The aquarium is Japan's largest and is the second largest in the world. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
BLOOMINGTON, MN - JULY 16: (FEATURE STORY ON THE MALL OF AMERICA, 1 OF 18) Mall visitors watch a shark at Underwater Adventures at the Mall of America July 16, 2002 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Underwater Adventures is Minnesota's largest aquarium and Mall of America is the largest shopping mall in the United States. It sees between 35 to 42 million visitors each year and employs more than 12,000 people. Approximately 520 stores occupy the mall's 4.2 million square feet. The Mall of America will celebrate its 10th anniversary this August. (Photo by Mark Erickson/Getty Images)
392957 04: A young boy gets an up-close look at sharks swimming in a tank at the New York Aquarium August 7, 2001 in Coney Island, New York City. There were 79 shark attacks worldwide last year, 51 of them in the United States, and several attacks this summer have caused concern among beachgoers. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Grey nurse sharks circle as diver Hamish Tristam places a chest containing a AUD$50,000 (US$33,000) donation to the Starlight Children's Foundation on the sea floor at Oceanworld on Sydney Harbour 13 May 1999. Australian long-distance swimmer Susie Maroney dived for the cheque which will be spent granting wishes for seriously ill children. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
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