Why no aquarium has a great white shark

  • Опубликовано: 8 июл 2016
  • 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 • 20 753

  • Cobra
    Cobra 3 часа назад

    leave them alone, why do you need them in prison?

  • JAM
    JAM 5 часов назад


  • erwinruff01
    erwinruff01 День назад

    isnt the titel of the video wrong, if there is an aquarium who has/had them?

  • The Weresheepdog
    The Weresheepdog День назад

    Hope they all die.

  • 0cube
    0cube День назад

    Lets kill more sharks so we can figure out how to keep them alive. Great idea

  • Outfield 243
    Outfield 243 День назад


  • Brandon Cameron
    Brandon Cameron День назад

    More crap from vox.

  • Donovan Howes
    Donovan Howes День назад

    There's animals who can be kept in captivity, but there are also animals who can't be contained. Even in the best conditions, they need the freedom of wide, open areas that being in captivity just can't provide for them. An aquarium just isn't a place for a great white shark.
    It would be cool to see one, but it breaks my heart to find out that they suffer from being kept in a tank.

  • FrameGame
    FrameGame День назад

    Animal captivity :(

  • iaaliyahj
    iaaliyahj 2 дня назад

    How about just leave them alone.

  • Va Bella
    Va Bella 2 дня назад

    human is the damness creature in the world.... human is the real monster..... yes we all monster

  • Yann Dupuis
    Yann Dupuis 2 дня назад

    Engage silent scatter receiver greatest rating personal rapid enthusiasm.

  • Miga Mafiri
    Miga Mafiri 3 дня назад

    The shark killed 2 other sharks. What did they expect?Transmutation ?

  • DasPikachu
    DasPikachu 3 дня назад

    Why would you even need a great white shark in a tank? Or any sharks and big sea creatures at all.

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson 3 дня назад

    R.I.P Jaws

  • StargazingLoner
    StargazingLoner 3 дня назад

    "Open ocean fish" Key word there OPEN!

  • quois fac
    quois fac 3 дня назад

    It's because they all die in captivity, saved you the watch

  • Bryn Jackson
    Bryn Jackson 3 дня назад

    They're just not meant for being in captivity. I understand the curiosity and awe of wanting to see them, be near them, experience a live great white up close: They're seriously awe-inspiring animals, modern day prehistoric giant predators that live right out in the silent, deep, wide open ocean... It's fascinating. But human fascination isn't a good reason to keep capturing and killing animals. That's like a little kid who hurts the pet cat because it's curious about cats. I know that more sharks are killed by fishing trawlers, for food, or in shark culls than in any of these aquariums, but it's still unnecessary (and so are those other things). Scientific curiosity and research is one thing, and I'm glad that these attempts at least lead to more knowledge and understanding about these sharks, but they just don't belong up here, on land, in a tank inside a building, bumping into walls getting distressed while people gawk. I'm glad they stopped the program. Leave the sharks in the ocean, we share a planet but have completely different worlds. They don't belong in ours.

  • sith boss
    sith boss 3 дня назад


  • Kelly Rille
    Kelly Rille 4 дня назад

    Good Video!

  • Jesse loco
    Jesse loco 4 дня назад


  • Kevi C
    Kevi C 4 дня назад

    Hatfield marine science center, Newport Oregon, has had a great white in captivity for years

  • Natalia Habczyk
    Natalia Habczyk 4 дня назад

    If it weakens them when people scream through the glass, then why can’t they just tell the people to be quite because it benefits the shark.

  • Emanuel Mouratidis
    Emanuel Mouratidis 4 дня назад

    In Greek sharks are also called skylopsara (Dog fish)

  • Absolute Garbage
    Absolute Garbage 4 дня назад

    I feel awful for the sharks

  • Operon
    Operon 4 дня назад

    Before I watched the video I thought at first it was going to be because they would find a way to break out of captivity. And yes, I think keeping whales and sharks in aquariums is terrible because they tear them from their parents and they treat them poorly.

  • Z J
    Z J 4 дня назад

    When will people stop messing with animals' natural habitats just for the sake of human entertainment

  • Jess L
    Jess L 5 дней назад

    I hate SeaWorld they capture and put in a zoo animals the should be let free

  • Za Golden Dragon
    Za Golden Dragon 5 дней назад

    One like Is 1 shark being saved from captivity!!!

  • Za Golden Dragon
    Za Golden Dragon 5 дней назад

    🦈s need 🏡s not JAIL and 🕴

  • Za Golden Dragon
    Za Golden Dragon 5 дней назад


  • Za Golden Dragon
    Za Golden Dragon 5 дней назад

    Leave a like on my comment to be in the shark squad we save the sharks

  • Za Golden Dragon
    Za Golden Dragon 5 дней назад

    This is so sad 😭 what about all the sharks?? The longest one lived was 16 Days!!!!👿👿👿👿 seriously????!!!!

  • Za Golden Dragon
    Za Golden Dragon 5 дней назад

    I ❤️🦈🦈🦈

  • Za Golden Dragon
    Za Golden Dragon 5 дней назад

    Um the aquarium in Baltimore has one

  • creeper emerald
    creeper emerald 5 дней назад

    Yo good video

  • Ehhha awn
    Ehhha awn 5 дней назад

    *this was very interesting*

  • sleder man Forest call 1000837284729
    sleder man Forest call 1000837284729 5 дней назад

    And also they are very strong so Capturing them Isnt gonna be good for them plus they have seen jaws unleashed he destroyed glass GWS Needs Deep water

  • Edrina Flores
    Edrina Flores 5 дней назад

    Do we really neeed an explanation for this? COMMON SENSE! they need to roam freely without barriers POOR ANIMALS! these people need to stop and let these sharks be just that SHARKS

  • nomnom moon
    nomnom moon 6 дней назад

    This is the first time i see the face of that vox's voice lol

  • thetedmang
    thetedmang 6 дней назад

    Surprised they didn't blame it on Trump.

  • BigBlue
    BigBlue 7 дней назад

    But I’ve seen one in aqua world in Australia

  • Valeria The Narwhall
    Valeria The Narwhall 7 дней назад

    Why dont they just leave the sharks alone

  • Travis Calloway
    Travis Calloway 7 дней назад

    Longest was 5 weeks, get your facts straight.

  • Lps Dreamy
    Lps Dreamy 7 дней назад

    Sharks are scary

  • SandroRocchi
    SandroRocchi 8 дней назад

    Did she just say we pet land sharks?

  • vagabond
    vagabond 8 дней назад

    the sharks just kill themelves and the Director Jon Hoech says,"its a very very very resource intensive program"

  • t millz
    t millz 8 дней назад

    nice vid !!!

  • ROBLOXMASTER pixelgun3d
    ROBLOXMASTER pixelgun3d 8 дней назад

    Yeah chuse the glass ahahah

  • Vvv
    Vvv 8 дней назад

    All that money and effort for a stupid great white...?????!?!?!Stupid humans...

  • Beast Clan Autism boy
    Beast Clan Autism boy 9 дней назад +1

    I never been in a aquarium before

  • Garrick Kidd
    Garrick Kidd 9 дней назад

    how do you know it has been 300 million years??? Y'all are just calling random numbers aren't you ? lol

  • Hus 9
    Hus 9 9 дней назад

    Why are you asking such questions. Dont put animals in cages it wrong even putting humans in cages.

  • moonlight Madness
    moonlight Madness 9 дней назад

    These are the true guardians of the deep. The great creator will never allow humans to be able damage the last of it's magic. We don't deserve to know after what we have done!

  • kenia wendolyne estevez carreon
    kenia wendolyne estevez carreon 9 дней назад

    We don't need white sharks in aquariums, actually we don't need aquariums. We don't need animals in captivity just for entertainment.

  • Quentin Edge
    Quentin Edge 9 дней назад

    I once lived near Monterey south of San Francisco

  • Tramp
    Tramp 10 дней назад

    Sharks couldn't have lived for 300 million years, because the Earth is 6,000 years old --- Right Christians?

  • alexander claes
    alexander claes 10 дней назад

    might lead rank suspect rank evening pause significant territory.

  • Daniel Woodley
    Daniel Woodley 11 дней назад

    What about a donut-shaped tank?

  • Bianca Valentino
    Bianca Valentino 11 дней назад

    Very negligent to capture a species knowing they’d do not survive long in captivity. It’s like the orca disaster all over again, but they don’t care. Money comes first.

  • Jo Murphy
    Jo Murphy 11 дней назад

    This really begs the question, Why Keep Trying?

  • Sandi Andersen
    Sandi Andersen 11 дней назад

    How about we stop capturing any other living species for entertainment?

  • pewdieseptiplier pewdieseptiplier
    pewdieseptiplier pewdieseptiplier 11 дней назад

    Animal exhibits r like the closest way for humans to see predators without actually getting eaten by one

  • Andrew Blacks
    Andrew Blacks 11 дней назад

    Somebody gunna get hurt and i hope its filmed

  • HowTube 101
    HowTube 101 11 дней назад

    I thought they were just poor losers

  • Nando 2801
    Nando 2801 11 дней назад

    I thought it would be like the scene In jaws 3 where the shark bursts threw the glass

  • Keith Mahoney
    Keith Mahoney 11 дней назад

    Jesus??? Leave them alone !!!

  • Rich Red
    Rich Red 12 дней назад

    No living thing should be in a f,n cage

  • Apple_tree
    Apple_tree 12 дней назад

    What bollox

  • Stephen C
    Stephen C 13 дней назад

    I'm not really certain that husbandry is the same as conservation. Does caging animals for public viewing and academic curiosity really count as education and science?

  • Epic gamer girl Yilmaz
    Epic gamer girl Yilmaz 13 дней назад

    Stop putting sharks in tanks people! Do you know how helpful sharks are to the world? Well sharks diets are good so if there are too many fish sharks will eat them and make sure the ocen is good without them we could have a hard time in waters so stop putting sharks in tanks! If its gonna die then ok thats it dont do it

  • maximumrisk2004
    maximumrisk2004 13 дней назад

    Why not just make the Tank like a globe. if the Walls arent flat, they would simply redirect the shark instead of it bumping directly into a straight surface.

  • Nath my problem
    Nath my problem 13 дней назад

    They are making efforts in caging a shark. Ugh just stop

    LOL LEL 14 дней назад

    bc they can only live 3-5 days in captivitie

  • Mr.Death Wish
    Mr.Death Wish 14 дней назад

    Oh cool I went to Monterey bay aquarium when I was 4th grade

  • Inky Crawley
    Inky Crawley 14 дней назад

    why do humans always have to mess with nature.

  • Dallas dabs
    Dallas dabs 14 дней назад


  • Carlos Landeros
    Carlos Landeros 14 дней назад

    I would smash tbh

  • Princess Elle
    Princess Elle 14 дней назад

    I thought it was because they were to dangerous

  • Jacqueline Olvera
    Jacqueline Olvera 14 дней назад

    How about you get over the fact that they keep dying and leave them alone

  • Sylvie Wallner
    Sylvie Wallner 14 дней назад

    Big, majestic creatures like sharkes,whales or dolphins are not ment to be put into a cage/tank! They need to swim miles and miles in order to remain healthy & catch prey(and other important behaviors..). Stop inhuman institutions like seaworld!

  • Ben Franklin
    Ben Franklin 15 дней назад

    The real question is why do white people love taking Animals out of They’re natural habitats and put them in cages and tanks.

  • Tamia Alyssa Cornelius
    Tamia Alyssa Cornelius 15 дней назад

    Why does south africa have great whites? At ushaka marine world??

  • Soda King
    Soda King 15 дней назад

    That's one of the great mystery's of the shark world why can't a great white shark stay in captivity solving that would be the holy Grail on shark world

  • RedBalloon 21
    RedBalloon 21 15 дней назад


  • Gage Burney
    Gage Burney 15 дней назад

    The sharks need to stop dying so the population goes up to help with fish overpopulation so I'm glad they stopped trying even though it'll suck not to see any great whites but luckily humans have stopped being selfish (well the smarter ones, humans, have)

  • TangoPlays
    TangoPlays 16 дней назад

    So they could keep one in captivity temporarily, the same way they tested it out, a large fenced in area and use the natural sea water. Sounds extremely expensive, and having an observation area would likely mean having a tunnel underneath the water...

  • Captinamerica599
    Captinamerica599 16 дней назад


  • ISeeYouLookin
    ISeeYouLookin 16 дней назад

    Could just leave them be

    DEATHRIDE2316 16 дней назад

    Bull. I live near South Town Aquarium and they have three great whites there.

  • Felix P3
    Felix P3 16 дней назад

    I think sharks need Megalodon now.

  • Giu Yi He Liang
    Giu Yi He Liang 16 дней назад

    lol, instead of trying to find a way to make them live longer, why don't the aquariums just leave them alone?

  • I Upload Random Stuff
    I Upload Random Stuff 17 дней назад

    Let me guess, far too aggressive to be kept in an aquarium?

  • Isabelle O’Connor
    Isabelle O’Connor 17 дней назад

    I honestly hate aquariums because they just keep sea animals in tanks for money like imagine you were put in a cage so the person could get money like let them be free they live in the ocean for a reason this is probably why animals are going extinct because they are keeping them in tanks like so they can’t have babies while out in the ocean they can be free they literally need to stop this before all sea animals come extinct

  • Natendo
    Natendo 17 дней назад

    To quote John Hammond from The Lost World Jurassic Park; "These creatures require our absence to survive, not our help. And if we could only step aside and trust in nature, life will find a way."

  • Gabriella Bussanmas
    Gabriella Bussanmas 17 дней назад +2

    This is sick letting sharks die just to test out how to keep them in tanks for our viewing! Even though they are scary doesn’t mean they deserve this!!

  • Dani
    Dani 17 дней назад

    I wish sharks could just hop out the water, grab a human and place it in a bubble..see if it stays alive.

  • SuperGirl Lover
    SuperGirl Lover 18 дней назад

    sa thanimals have to die because of us humen

  • Kayla Paez
    Kayla Paez 18 дней назад

    My aquarium has great whites