Newport Beach, California: Georgette: 16-Foot-Long Shark

"Georgette" was a 16-foot-long preserved and mounted great white shark that weighed 3,400 pounds when it got caught in a fishing net. Formerly displayed in a Redondo Beach gift shop, which closed in 2013. Move to current home in July 2015.

Discovery Cube's Ocean Quest

Directions:
Discovery Cube's Ocean Quest. One block north of E. Balboa Blvd, on the north side of E. Bay Ave., between Washington and Palm Sts.
Hours:
Th 12-3, Sa-Su 12-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
949-675-8915
Admission:
Adults $5.

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Georgette the 16ft. Shark

Georgette has moved from the Ocean Institute in Dana Point to the Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach. She's been there since July 2015. The placard that was placed on the wall beside her has the incorrect year of her death (it says 1979, but it was in 1987) and her time in storage has given her some wear and tear, but she is otherwise in good hands for now.

[Natalie Fosdick, 10/08/2017]
16-Foot-Long Shark In A Gift Shop

The "Shark Attack" gift shop is closed, gone out of business.

[David Kamada, 02/19/2014]

The store closed in November 2013 after 25 years in business. The 16-foot-long stuffed shark, Georgette, moved to the Ocean Institute at nearby Dana Point -- the centerpiece of its "Sustainable Seas" exhibit. July 2015: Reported gone from Dana Point, no one knows where...

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16-Foot-Long Shark In A Gift Shop

Redondo Beach pier - last shop on right fork. Sign for shop says: "Home of the great white shark exhibit." Price $1.50. Georgette is in a dark room in back. Nice lesson about sharks in general and Georgette in specific. You have to ask at the front counter to see Georgette. Worth a look if you are in the area.

[Ellis A. Swidgen, 07/11/2012]

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