Why no aquarium has a great white shark

  • Опубликовано:  10 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: 13 535

  • Alyssa Smith
    Alyssa Smith 4 часа назад

    Getting down to the REAL questions.

  • Alexander Davies Castle
    Alexander Davies Castle 4 часа назад

    Just take a picture of it.

  • agaverus hutagalung
    agaverus hutagalung 4 часа назад

    why no aquariams have tiger sharks

  • Dave V
    Dave V 4 часа назад

    6 months baby!

  • Halyse
    Halyse 5 часов назад

    its so saddening seeing us cruel humans doing these things :'(

  • PersonNichole
    PersonNichole 5 часов назад

    Almost like Goldfish. Goldfish can grow to be 6 inches big. You keep them in a small tank, they can't grow into their own body size. Their insides will continue to grow, while their bodies won't. Like if you leave a human in a tiny cage, they won't grow any bigger than the cage. Doesn't mean it's good for them. This is one of the reasons I do not support aquariums and zoo's.

  • Al Mi
    Al Mi 5 часов назад

    animals belong in their natural habitats. it's as simple as that. marine creatures belong in the sea. it's so selfish and sad to enslave them in tanks for human enjoyment. leave them be.

    we saw how it worked out when the human race enslaved other human beings for personal gain. do we really want to wait and see how long it'll take for the universe to enact well deserved karma against us for doing the same thing to other living beings?

  • Mikayla Ayesha
    Mikayla Ayesha 13 часов назад

    Brittenny Reed i agree!!

  • Kat Dorsey
    Kat Dorsey 14 часов назад

    Animals don't belong in captivity it is barbaric no animal has a long life span captive

  • Wilbur Jenkins
    Wilbur Jenkins 18 часов назад

    Look at all the money wasted on trying to get a stupid fish into a stupid tank. Don't we have real problems to worry about?

  • Magical Monica
    Magical Monica 18 часов назад

    Notice how at 4:27 the released shark was swimming in circles even in the open ocean. Poor thing was so used to a tank.

  • Muhammad Izzat Danial
    Muhammad Izzat Danial 19 часов назад

    Lets just put humans in tanks

    MISTA POTATO 20 часов назад

    Wait, don't they have great white sharks in that water slide at Atlantis?

  • deathbysleeping
    deathbysleeping 22 часа назад

    I do not understand why they don't make a treadmill tank instead...... other animals love treadmills.... >_>

  • Jones 96
    Jones 96 22 часа назад

    How about it's wild which means it shouldn't be in captivity! No animal should be in captivity!

  • hiey7
    hiey7 22 часа назад

    More oceanic sharks compared to coastal sharks.* (All sharks are pelagic.)

  • iiiBlu !!
    iiiBlu !! 23 часа назад

    I went to Monterey bay

  • Kwabz
    Kwabz 1 день назад

    who is dat lady she is dank

  • Thunder 55
    Thunder 55 1 день назад

    They wouldn't be able adapt to their new environment anyway due to electro sensitivity. They'd be able to sense even remote problems with their habitat.

  • Prinzessin Silbermilch
    Prinzessin Silbermilch 1 день назад

    it gives me the greatest sense of satisfaction to se how humans fail at enslaving these great animals... it just proofs that species appropriate is only freedom

  • Naomi Lott
    Naomi Lott 1 день назад

    Aquarium were i whent has a great white shark its so crule they should be free

  • denn 3
    denn 3 1 день назад

    and in 3 days he was sushi

  • Devendra Kashyap
    Devendra Kashyap 1 день назад

    No body has the right to enslave anyone or any species.. All of us were born free. And clearly somethings can just not be held captive and humans should understand it more than anything else. Great Whites are one of the most marvelous creation of God it is not only deadly but also very beautiful in a way. They are the pride of the sea.

  • Nadz
    Nadz 1 день назад

    if you want to see a white shark: watch a documentary

    STINKYPETE500X 1 день назад

    i like giraffresses

  • shiny isamunee
    shiny isamunee 1 день назад

    those poor fish. dying for nothing.

  • Ella Kaale
    Ella Kaale 1 день назад

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium is the best aquarium I have ever been to. I can't wait to go back some day.

  • Shefain Abdul
    Shefain Abdul 1 день назад

    It's funny because in Italian we still call them that way canis= cane= dog so pesce cane= sea dog :)

  • Lucille Goodge
    Lucille Goodge 2 дня назад

    This broke my heart. These poor creatures. We humans should only ever interfere with an animal's natural way of life if it benefits them. Obviously sticking these magnificent sharks in tanks doesn't help them thrive in any way so why is it so hard to just accept what's best for the animal and let them be?

  • John Petrov
    John Petrov 2 дня назад

    Sharks are loads of fun and make great pets.

  • David Brunik
    David Brunik 2 дня назад

    i just want to know what kind of editing software they use?

  • Daniel Schein
    Daniel Schein 2 дня назад

    4:52 I want to know what that big fish is I saw it in finding Dory but I need to what it is called.

  • Don't look at my banner
    Don't look at my banner 2 дня назад

    It's the same as the T-rex. They don't accept food presents. They're hunters so if you gave them food they don't eat it

  • Llensso
    Llensso 2 дня назад

    A museeum in sweden have a white shark

  • B-RAD Huber
    B-RAD Huber 2 дня назад


  • Alex Stormlight
    Alex Stormlight 2 дня назад

    And just imagine how much worse it would work out with dinos.

  • Alpha woman
    Alpha woman 2 дня назад


  • Jace Readables
    Jace Readables 2 дня назад

    they should really stop trying to put them in tanks

  • Bangtan Army
    Bangtan Army 2 дня назад

    This was posted on my birthdayyy

  • Saleh M
    Saleh M 2 дня назад

    you cannot enslave *White* sharks

    hahah did you get that ? did you ? huh did you ? did you ?

  • Acro Kill
    Acro Kill 2 дня назад

    Well too bad cataceans like dolphins or orcas can "survive" in captivity. Basically the species that survives in captivity is the loser, as then human companies will take advantage of thousands of said species. It's like black people were the only race enduring enough to survive the hardship of slavery, so they were taken as slaves. God, humanity.

  • カルトちゃん
    カルトちゃん 3 дня назад

    Hmmmm..... maybe... don't put animals that need to be constantly moving in large bodies of water, with very specific diets, in tanks for our entertainment????? Just a thought

    DEEPAK KUMAR 3 дня назад

    u can keep shark alone

  • Megan Vlogs!
    Megan Vlogs! 3 дня назад

    My dad and I were there when the great white shark was there but I was really small but I have pics!!

  • A Strange Khajit
    A Strange Khajit 3 дня назад

    Even tho I'm scared of sharks this is sad

  • Frank De Mascio
    Frank De Mascio 3 дня назад

    I remember that great white. My son was born that year & we visited the aquarium regularly up to & after they stopped showing great whites.

  • topgguk mang
    topgguk mang 4 дня назад

    one of the worst things to do to an animal is to stress them out; even tho i'm not a big fan of sharks, i really felt bad that all those perfectly healthy animal died bc humans wanted to see it up close ;;;;

  • macman90
    macman90 4 дня назад

    Sharks don't "need" nothing (from humans) as it was repeated several times in the video.
    The saying "Say nothing if you don't have anything positive to say." can be translated "Don't do anything if you don't do it to help.".
    Sometimes fascinating things do not require answers, because they can harm others.

  • Anthony Madden
    Anthony Madden 4 дня назад

    the complete disregard for the sharks welfare is shameful and really makes me consider a vegan lifestyle

  • Andy Brice
    Andy Brice 4 дня назад

    This information really messes up my plan to kill James Bond.

  • It'sJustHarry
    It'sJustHarry 4 дня назад

    I haven't even watched the video and I know that great whites suffer from extreme stress when being kept in tanks. They slam against the walls and die not that long after being kept in captivity.

  • frankie frank
    frankie frank 4 дня назад

    Leave the sharks alone simple

  • Billy Laughlan
    Billy Laughlan 4 дня назад

    This video at no point Answers it's own question in the title

  • zoeee
    zoeee 5 дней назад

    The things people do for money is disgusting..

  • SkylarsaysHELLO
    SkylarsaysHELLO 5 дней назад

    I volunteer at my local aquarium and I get this question ALL THE TIME. I don't blame people, just because I know they're asking out of curiosity and not because they're actually "stupid". I get things like why don't we have whales, dolphins, great whites, etc. The simple answer is, some of these animals need a very large amount of water to swim in along with lots of attention and others to play with while others just can't survive in captivity period. If you follow the AZA's rules, dolphins need a minimum of 1,000,000 gallons of water alone and some people don't realize just how much water that is. Fun fact: our local aquarium's largest tank is 385,000 gallons and it took 30 days just to fill it with water coming from a hose from a fire engine. That doesn't include mixing salt and other materials in it to make it appropriate for animals to live in folks!

    • SkylarsaysHELLO
      SkylarsaysHELLO 5 дней назад

      Extra comment for those that want to read something a little funny. Like everyone else that has a job/volunteers, I get many stupid questions or hear ridiculous things. Some personal favorites of mine are people calling a fish called an Arapaima from the Amazon river a manatee, alligator gar (reasonable guess actually, but still silly), crocodile, seal, and a platypus (how even?). Just look up a picture of one and see how ridiculous some of those guesses are. My all time favorite will always be when an adult pointed to a star fish and asked me if it was a sea snake. Honestly, sometimes I just want to give up on humanity.

  • Kisha George
    Kisha George 5 дней назад

    thats soo cruel..

  • Joshua Vildor
    Joshua Vildor 5 дней назад

    Is it possible that Sharks develop stress? If so, was placing the great white sharks in an unfamiliar environment stress them out so much that they actually died from stress?

  • Alice Nash
    Alice Nash 5 дней назад

    is there not a single animal humans won't try to own? it's a goddamn shark not an amusement.

    AAALLESS KLAAAR 5 дней назад

    then just dont put them in there!

  • Erica Kemp
    Erica Kemp 5 дней назад

    This hurt my heart really bad , I can't believe we treat sharks like this 😞

  • Pelicancan
    Pelicancan 5 дней назад

    I've seen hammerheads in the sea life centre

  • Eliza Schuyler-Hamilton
    Eliza Schuyler-Hamilton 5 дней назад

    I'm moving to Okinawa, Japan soon. I wish the shark would've survived, or (even better) been released.

  • Clinton Dearborn
    Clinton Dearborn 5 дней назад

    how did it die you just said it died and didnt explain why!!!!!!!!

  • KirbyHiro Masurai
    KirbyHiro Masurai 5 дней назад

    Animal Abuse :(

    1 Like - 1 prayer.

  • Mia Cabanting
    Mia Cabanting 6 дней назад

    It might have been more interesting if they monitored all the sharks if they survived in the wild after being released sickly and scarred from being in captivity. That would be nice.

  • Chezta Ahmad
    Chezta Ahmad 6 дней назад

    how to not make Great White as entertainment : put it in an aquarium
    how to make Great White as entertainment : put humans to a submarine

  • Wyatt Link
    Wyatt Link 6 дней назад

    I don't know the aquarium, but I went to one with a great white???

  • Surfboardt
    Surfboardt 7 дней назад

    I don't think you answered your own question.

    PATON 7 дней назад

    Because angry vegans will sue the aquarium.

  • Bodywise Bodywise
    Bodywise Bodywise 8 дней назад

    the information is wrong whites are born 5 to 6 feet and on average females grow to 20'

  • Gitami
    Gitami 8 дней назад

    Robot sharks, problem solved. Compile behaviour from recordings of same species.

  • _King_Memphis _
    _King_Memphis _ 8 дней назад

    when the first or even the second great white shark died in the tank a bell should have went off in their head it should have became obviously it was a bad idea to keep great whites in captivity (I'm pretty sure it did they just didn't care so they went on captured a another shark knowing it wasn't going to end well...

  • Dilly Vue
    Dilly Vue 8 дней назад

    I ate a shark?
    is it bad???

  • Paige Mills
    Paige Mills 8 дней назад

    Why do human beings feel the need to constantly control everything for our amusement and entertainment?!? It's disgusting!!

  • rektz0r1337
    rektz0r1337 9 дней назад

    They have to move to breathe!?
    So how do they sleep!?
    genetic auto pilot?

    FOXY SPRINGTRAP 9 дней назад

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Mak Manaman
    Mak Manaman 9 дней назад

    could you use international units along with retarded one? thanks

  • joseboy1993
    joseboy1993 9 дней назад

    aw i didn't know this was gonna be a sad video

  • Christopher Price
    Christopher Price 9 дней назад

    is this the girl who did Serial podcasts?

  • Wolfgang M
    Wolfgang M 9 дней назад

    They shouldn't have any water creatures in tanks.They deserve to be free just like everything else in the world.

  • Kanooodle
    Kanooodle 9 дней назад

    That's sad :(

  • Joby Fluorine
    Joby Fluorine 10 дней назад

    Just as bad as the Japanese whalers. Maybe more so.

  • Jonas Gunther
    Jonas Gunther 10 дней назад

    Contact them cable budget fate household

  • PierceTheTaylor 123
    PierceTheTaylor 123 10 дней назад

    So basically u keep seeing they don't fit or dying so let's keep trying for our own pleasure to see them we keep killing them by putting them in tanks when will the human race learn from their mistakes in the past but instead keep recreating them

  • Eat My Dust
    Eat My Dust 10 дней назад

    Shark taste good.

  • Amberlyn John
    Amberlyn John 10 дней назад

    I wish I could saw a friendly great white shark at the beach . That my only wish

  • Strawberry Alex
    Strawberry Alex 10 дней назад

    The only reason I think exotic/wild animals should be in a cage: to heal them so they can be released in the future or if they are unable to live in the wild (lost a leg/ fin/etc) keeping healthy animals that aren't endangered to breed is cruel in my opinion

  • xoxo Maddie
    xoxo Maddie 10 дней назад

    How did I get here? I was watching Scream on nextflix. 0_0

  • Hopeton Fisher
    Hopeton Fisher 11 дней назад

    thats insane

  • Joshua Lim
    Joshua Lim 11 дней назад

    -_-... Sea Aquarium in Singapore's Sentosa have alot of white sharks.....

  • LpsPolarProductions -Lps Skits And Roleplays

    Why would you want to capture nature's most beautiful designed sea creature? These fish are so beautiful.. why just admire it in its on natural habitat?

  • Numark Kenth Matura
    Numark Kenth Matura 11 дней назад

    the great white could break the aquariun or some thing

  • Luis Hernandez
    Luis Hernandez 11 дней назад

    I love sharks I don't like it when they die or get kept in a tank :( :( :(

  • Kevin Oloane
    Kevin Oloane 11 дней назад

    the stress of capture can KILL an animal

  • Kevin Oloane
    Kevin Oloane 11 дней назад

    how many sharks have to die for people to get it

  • Stacey Sammut
    Stacey Sammut 11 дней назад

    They are in Sydney.

  • melanie
    melanie 12 дней назад

    Great whites have a "give me freedom or give me death" kind of attitude. I like that.

  • Daz
    Daz 12 дней назад

    There are many great whites in Australian aquariums

  • Carson Anderson
    Carson Anderson 12 дней назад

    News flash! Animals are not meant to be captured and put into tanks.

  • Maiku
    Maiku 12 дней назад