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SeaWorld Orlando allows guests a chance to swim with sharks on Shark Awareness Day

ORLANDO, Fla. — Some brave people in Central Florida got a chance to swim with some sharks this week.

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SeaWorld Orlando celebrated Shark Awareness Day on Wednesday.

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SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove offered guests the chance to swim freely with five different species of sharks.

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Officials said Shark Awareness Day is a chance to educate people about the sea creatures, which are essential to keeping ocean ecosystems healthy.

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SeaWorld officials were also in attendance to debunk myths about sharks.

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