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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 06:14 PM

Trying to keep a great white shark in captivity.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/2017/7/26/16033996/white-shark-aquarium

Aquariums have made dozens of attempts since the 1970s to display a captive great white shark.

By the 2000s, the only group still trying was the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which spent a decade planning its white shark program. In 2004, it acquired a shark that became the first great white to survive in captivity for more than 16 days. In fact, it was on display for more than six months before it was released back into the ocean.

In the following years, the Monterey Bay Aquarium hosted five more juvenile white sharks for temporary stays before ending the program in 2011. It was an expensive effort and had come under criticism due to injuries that some of the sharks developed in the tank. Responding to those critics, Jon Hoech, the aquarium's director of husbandry operations, said:

"We believe strongly that putting people face to face with live animals like this is very significant in inspiring ocean conservation and connecting people to the ocean environment. We feel like white sharks face a significant threats out in the wild and our ability to bring awareness to that is significant in terms of encouraging people to become ocean stewards."


Neat video at link summarizing the efforts.


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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:43 PM

1. Monterey Bay Aquarium

is a truly beautiful place. My parents used to take me there a lot as a kid.

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Response to Grateful Bread (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 03:00 PM

2. Did they ever figure out

Who these two dudes were who stole two whales back in the mid 80's?



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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 06:58 PM

3. I think they were found

on the nuclear wethel.

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Response to Grateful Bread (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 07:08 PM

4. Ah in A-la-mee-da.

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