NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Swimming with Sharks

Have you ever noticed how memorable events in your life start out innocently?

That’s how I ended up swimming with sharks and a lot of other ocean dwellers in the open ocean tank at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

I was on a conference call with several other UNC-TV producers and the staff at the aquarium when Maylon White, the Aquarium director, suggested I get in the tank.

“Sure,” I exclaimed, “That would be a great part of the program!”