Why no aquarium has a great white shark

  • Опубликовано:  11 месяцев назад
  • Many have tried to keep a white shark in captivity. Here's why that's so difficult.

    There are several aquariums around the world, including one in Georgia, that house whale sharks, the biggest fish in the sea. But not one has a great white shark on display. Aquariums have made dozens of attempts since the 1970s to display a captive great white shark. Most of those attempts ended with dead sharks. 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." Check out the video above to learn why white sharks are so difficult to keep in captivity and how the Monterey Bay Aquarium designed a program that could keep them alive.

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Комментарии: 14 717

  • The Blade Runner
    The Blade Runner 2 часа назад

    just watch shark week

  • TheMysticalAlien //TMA
    TheMysticalAlien //TMA 5 часов назад

    That's funny, pretty sure we have them in Australia

  • BON Viarge
    BON Viarge 6 часов назад

    big sharks need water pressure to keep its huge body mass supported otherwise they die.

  • Name Surname
    Name Surname 8 часов назад

    Astounding how some of these idiots ("marine biologists " or whatever ever the heck the call themselves) seem to have no notion and respect for the animals .....why oh why ??? Would you bring a fish in a tank ??? Let alone a great white ......

  • ikikik55
    ikikik55 10 часов назад

    Just leave these god damn animals alone in their natural habitat!

  • Joseph Lestak
    Joseph Lestak 18 часов назад

    Here's an idea...How about just leaving sharks alone to live in their natural habitat?

  • Saviola Is God
    Saviola Is God 18 часов назад

    Why take these amazing animals out of their habitat? They're not getting eaten or endangered so what's the point? Humans should go to them if they want to see them.

  • HTSGaming
    HTSGaming 1 день назад

    Im okay with aquariums but leave grat whites alone

  • Stephano Sanahuja
    Stephano Sanahuja 1 день назад

    Or. Jaws.

  • Cleb Felm
    Cleb Felm 1 день назад

    That's a hell of an animal

  • Cloroxx Bleach
    Cloroxx Bleach 1 день назад

    orca is the biggest aquatic predator

  • Dark Green
    Dark Green 1 день назад

    I'm glad the shark was released.

  • María Serbán
    María Serbán 1 день назад

    do not try to do it NO MORE

  • ParkSiQa
    ParkSiQa 1 день назад

    why do we need to put these animals on display? only researchers and others who have important needs that need to be closer to the animals. the rest of us, with the advance technology we have now, should just watch these amazing creatures on tv or internet. just let them live happily in their natural habitat like we happily live in the comfort of our own home. im staying away from any zoo, aquarium and other similar places. you think the animals are happy and glad to see you be happy seeing them being put in the cage? what is so great about seeing these animals up close and personal and think that you have done them good?

  • J
    J 2 дня назад

    leave them alone

  • ashley
    ashley 2 дня назад

    no fish should even be in an aquarium

  • Rpt14
    Rpt14 2 дня назад

    ok i can't be the only one that thought of jaws when the said sea world

  • rosella _2004
    rosella _2004 2 дня назад

    oh my gosh. before I watched this video a ad about protecting sharks came up.

  • Rafael Agueros
    Rafael Agueros 2 дня назад

    so they had problems with walls?

  • Michał Wołodyjowski
    Michał Wołodyjowski 2 дня назад

    Close all zoos. They are pointless in the era of internet.

  • Sapphire
    Sapphire 3 дня назад

    Don't keep any wild creatures at all.
    Not for entertainment
    Not for wants
    Not for "fun"
    Just help if endangered

  • quintin march
    quintin march 3 дня назад

    It's because the sharks are pets born from birth

  • daniel buijs
    daniel buijs 3 дня назад

    they Cant survive in an aquarium because they font belong There! they belong in the sea!

  • Ken Sābe
    Ken Sābe 3 дня назад

    -1 more
    im eating one of these.

  • J.C
    J.C 3 дня назад

    Kill them all lol

  • dovewing of thunderclan
    dovewing of thunderclan 3 дня назад

    I feel like sharks are just misunderstood

  • Iris Gonzalez
    Iris Gonzalez 3 дня назад

    This is fukn horrible stop trying

  • Art of Free Speech
    Art of Free Speech 3 дня назад

    So, if "sea dog" is a terrible name for sharks because of when they each showed up (sharks and dogs), should we be calling dogs "land sharks"? How would SNL feel about that?

  • Maeve Fitzgerald
    Maeve Fitzgerald 4 дня назад

    Of course they would swim into walls constantly! Their eyes suck because they rely on their senses of smell and electrical signal detection. Glass walls would be completely undetected, killing them through body and brain damage as they rammed into the walls all the time

  • Gabriel Bacuyag
    Gabriel Bacuyag 4 дня назад

    Cuz it can destroy metal and metal is stronger than glass

    JOSHEEOP 4 дня назад

    they wont because that shark will rip their bums off

  • Nicholas Mensah
    Nicholas Mensah 4 дня назад

    Isn't that what shark cages are for ? 🤔

  • yolo269
    yolo269 4 дня назад

    No Sharks were harmed in the making of this video

    Im lying

  • Minjaj Begum
    Minjaj Begum 5 дней назад

    what's the point of catch sharks and putting them in a aquarium

  • Ash Roblox & More!
    Ash Roblox & More! 5 дней назад

    When I saw a whale shark I was like

    ITS A BLUE WHALE!! And then the guard told me "no it's a whale shark" and I was like But How can a shark and a whale breed and become a hybrid whale shark?

  • Panther Est
    Panther Est 5 дней назад

    All of a sudden everyone cares for this animal?

  • Thomas H
    Thomas H 5 дней назад

    I live in California and have been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium many times. In fact, that huge thing at 4:53 was one of my favorites, it was gigantic. I think it's dead now.

  • Doctor
    Doctor 5 дней назад

    There just fish. Not like Humans eh? *Prepare for the angered lefties*

  • Mike Bergon
    Mike Bergon 5 дней назад

    You think water's fast? You should see ice.

  • ya Boy Jonez
    ya Boy Jonez 5 дней назад

    cause the Great White doesn't belong there

  • Reverse Flash
    Reverse Flash 5 дней назад

    Cuz they attempt suicide

  • anjopag31
    anjopag31 5 дней назад

    I get free access to the Monterey Bay Aquarium every year

  • Kimberlee Roberts
    Kimberlee Roberts 6 дней назад

    Ripley's in Tennessee does have them

  • Deathwish026
    Deathwish026 6 дней назад

    wahhh why cant they leave them in the ocean. its an animal it should be free. release your dog then. release your cat. they should be free too. but there domesticated! and so will any animal after a certain number of generations in captivity so why is it ok to domesticate some animals and not others. errmmmmm... yeah shut up. iether release all animals from captivity or shut your beak. #freethecows #freethechickens #freeyourmind

  • Justine Blueboy
    Justine Blueboy 6 дней назад

    megalodon is the largest shark in the world science

  • Justine Blueboy
    Justine Blueboy 6 дней назад

    I know why some aquarium have no great white sharks they didn't get it yet is hard

  • Nassim Nader
    Nassim Nader 6 дней назад

    you know what my favorite shark in an aquarium is. NO SHARK. THEY BELONG IN THE DAMN OCEAN.

  • Red Line
    Red Line 6 дней назад

    And this is aquarium owners should just get cancer and die as well. Just to be fair.

  • Ferenik e
    Ferenik e 6 дней назад

    The ironic of this is that people who loves this animals are some of the main reasons they were caught. it makes you think about this exotic pet you want or were you pay for visit a zoo or a dolphin's shows :/

  • oh bunnies
    oh bunnies 6 дней назад

    They could die possibily they arent use to the aquarium's water

  • Jimin's Left Eyebrow
    Jimin's Left Eyebrow 7 дней назад

    Humans are so greedy

  • acroberts111
    acroberts111 7 дней назад

    Does anyone know what app this video has been made on?I am doing a video about conservation and would like a similar structure.

    TIYANA BENNETT 7 дней назад

    c'mon y'all u know u would go see it too like honestly seeing one up close n can't hurt u it's awesome but they should make like a big ass boat where it takes people to this big observitory under water to look at sharks in there natural habitat like a boat that takes them to like the feeding grounds of sharks n all the floors n ceilings and walls be make up of glass so u can see them everywhere like a big glass box that's under water

  • Rachael Allen
    Rachael Allen 7 дней назад

    such a cruel and unfortunate fate to inflict upon an animal

  • vincent ramel
    vincent ramel 7 дней назад

    Animals aren't supposed to be caged

  • Blake Agre
    Blake Agre 7 дней назад

    what if someone put seaweed on the sides of the wall of the tank so the shark could sense when it is about to hit a wall.

  • TazuroGaming
    TazuroGaming 7 дней назад

    Most sharks actually live in ocean waters than normal water. That's why they die.

  • HannieL A
    HannieL A 7 дней назад

    because they arent supposed to be in captivity... youre welcome

  • Annette Dominguez
    Annette Dominguez 8 дней назад

    Animals are not meant for captivity. Let them be in their natural habitat.

  • Jordan Edelman
    Jordan Edelman 8 дней назад

    maybe just leave them where they're meant to be? the ocean?

  • Xenovista
    Xenovista 8 дней назад

    Too damn expensive and it kills them.

  • Amy Louwho
    Amy Louwho 8 дней назад

    He didn't know why that shark died after they released it? Hmm, maybe because animals aren't meant to be kept in containers. These things sicken me. It's one thing if a species is on the brink of extinction or if they can't survive in the wild but to display them for our entertainment is wrong.

  • Ra Senché
    Ra Senché 8 дней назад

    So basicly you need a giant lake that is set up like an aquarium. and for viewers its better to either just give them small looking ports, domes or glass tunnels on the bottom for ppl to watch through. and even then the chance for a visitor to see him well isnt anything close to a garantee. + how do you maintaining someting like that size.

    Yea.. i don't see putting something like that together won't be providable enough to justify it,

  • Joshua Vazquez
    Joshua Vazquez 9 дней назад

    they have no Great White skarks because of their lust for blood

  • Kylie Productions
    Kylie Productions 9 дней назад

    How about we just leave the sharks in the ocean where they are happy and free

  • Sara Dickson
    Sara Dickson 9 дней назад

    this is so stupid but whenever I imagine what life would be like as a shark I can't get past the feeling that I'd always be lost in the middle of nowhere... I guess roaming sharks like great whites aren't as reliant on geographical cues as me

  • Irma Sanchez
    Irma Sanchez 9 дней назад

    leave the sharks alone

  • Teresa S
    Teresa S 9 дней назад

    Or maybe they could keep the sharks in the oceans because there too scary :<

  • Røse Gamıng
    Røse Gamıng 9 дней назад

    Jesus, just leave the damn sharks and fish alone and in their natural palces, people don't learn

  • Regor Stubrewoz
    Regor Stubrewoz 10 дней назад

    Its just commercial greed. Leave them alone in their natural habitat.

  • Dwdjelz
    Dwdjelz 10 дней назад

    Sharks die because we humans want to put them in a tank....

  • John Dawd
    John Dawd 10 дней назад

    Greedy people, leave them and other creatures alone, if someone want to see a shark they can go to it's natural habitat at sea .

  • LIVE Action
    LIVE Action 10 дней назад

    im pretty I remember being excited all about seeing a great white shark in an aquariam 3 years ago

  • Me Craig
    Me Craig 10 дней назад

    Well you had me for a while till you made that asinine last statement. But you did say it with real , real, BS.

  • Joe Lai
    Joe Lai 10 дней назад

    If we don't have any sharks then we will died because sharks help us to get foof

  • 1987jetaime1987
    1987jetaime1987 11 дней назад

    Poor sharks ☹️

  • Fortunate Anane
    Fortunate Anane 11 дней назад

    Of course,I would loooove to be captured and taken to a new environment where I am familiar with nothing so I can be controlled to perform to the amusement of a "highly evolved"(emphasis on *evolved* )species.
    Who wouldn't?

  • Madden God
    Madden God 11 дней назад

    Well now I know why sharks can't stay still

  • drkInxgud
    drkInxgud 11 дней назад

    why so many butt hurt people. it is through trial and error that human race continued to thrive and innovate. you know how many new ideas came because of an accident? this might lead to something new. a new way to control animals which might prove to be useful int he future. stop being butt hurt and let them experiment on it. a few sharks dying wont hurt the world. just like a few of u dying wont hurt the world.

  • closinginonclosure
    closinginonclosure 11 дней назад

    4:35 What he's trying to say is that it costs way to much money, time, and resources to get a White Shark in an exhibit and maintain it. And they weren't making enough profit to make the effort worth it. As they stated earlier that they only had a 30% traffic increase at the aquarium.

  • Blake  O'Neal
    Blake O'Neal 11 дней назад

    its called leave them alon because they can't cave tight spaces and they get depressed

  • arwa deyab
    arwa deyab 11 дней назад


  • Arctic Donkey
    Arctic Donkey 11 дней назад

    Its simple, u cant jail an apex

  • Weechild                  lmao
    Weechild lmao 11 дней назад

    I think we had great white sharks in an aquarium in my country slovakia but IDK because it was 6 years ago

  • Adam Mietelski
    Adam Mietelski 12 дней назад

    because they would just die

  • Basti Perez
    Basti Perez 12 дней назад

    Why is her eyebrows so high?

  • MyricalLyrical
    MyricalLyrical 12 дней назад

    Im sorry Mr. White didn't save you.

  • Kid Tubers
    Kid Tubers 12 дней назад

    Hey! SeaWorld was a torture aquarium!

  • sarahj6795
    sarahj6795 12 дней назад

    i understand zoos and aquariums can do important work in the areas of education, conservation and research, but I don't understand why so many feel the need to keep killing animals that obviously aren't comfortable in captivity. I feel like we can manage only seeing some kinds of sharks in aquariums.

  • Ashley
    Ashley 12 дней назад

    These amazing creature are misviewed by the public as big killers but in actual fact they are some of the more placid shark types, the sharks more likely to attack you are sharks such as bull sharks and blue sharks,

  • peroxidepizza
    peroxidepizza 12 дней назад

    I didn't realise how much I wanted to know why there aren't any great White sharks in aquariums until I saw the advertisement for this video

  • Unisaur Msp
    Unisaur Msp 12 дней назад

    just leave them alone great white sharks are the only warm blooded fish so they need to be constantly swimming if they stop they die

  • Nigeria Simone
    Nigeria Simone 12 дней назад

    Anyone notice they only stopped because it cost too much and not because they wanted to stop hurting them?

  • Dark Lord
    Dark Lord 12 дней назад

    So they become suicidal

  • Susan McGraw Keber
    Susan McGraw Keber 12 дней назад


  • Susan McGraw Keber
    Susan McGraw Keber 12 дней назад

    Sharks do NOT belong in tanks.

  • Ashley Hartwell
    Ashley Hartwell 12 дней назад

    Yes I agree sharks and large animals like whales should not be kept captive, however being from Monterey being an active member of the community I can promise that the Monterey bay aquarium does not take in animals to hurt or abuse them. In fact many of them are released after a year at most. The aquarium has many programs where you can help keep beaches clean and the ocean safe from any damage that the public might unknowingly be inflicting upon their environment. They fight against frackers and polluters and have risked a lot to keep animals in the Monterey bay safe. If there are any questions you may have I recommend that you watch some more videos on the Monterey bay and what we do as a community to leave a good impact on the world.

  • Theresa Nicole
    Theresa Nicole 12 дней назад

    Omg that is so sad.

  • Codsworth
    Codsworth 13 дней назад

    Everyone in the comments, this is for you: Stop complaining about how much you hate humans and get a life.

  • Vanja Đukić
    Vanja Đukić 13 дней назад

    I saw a huge adult shark in a aquarium, i think it got sick in the sea so they wore just trying to help it and they did. Its alive to this day. They only had it for 1 day.