“The young shark, a four-foot, seven-inch male weighing 43 pounds, was collected by their husbandry staff on August 18 near Marina del Rey, California. Since then, the shark has been in an ocean holding pen while they confirmed that he was feeding consistently and swimming comfortably in the enclosure. On August 31 they brought him to the Aquarium and placed him in the million-gallon Open Sea exhibit. They hope he’ll remain on exhibit for several months helping to change public attitudes and promote protection for this magnificent and much-maligned ocean predator.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is in their 10th season of white shark field research and are learning things that will help protect these remarkable animals for future generations.”
Check the Monterey Bay Aquarium site for more information on the White Shark Project.