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: 17 994

    HEADS TAILS 25 минут назад

    People just do as they like you should have figured that one by now..

  • Rj Aquaponics
    Rj Aquaponics Час назад

    I'm just going to guess that the sharks die because the dissolved oxygen is too low.  Oceans are constantly breaking surface tension with waves.  If they do this again, put them in a large wave pool and use air stones around the perimeter to keep the sharks from swimming into the glass.

  • love heart
    love heart Час назад

    They should use a giant water tredmill for them .

  • Zain Abdulla
    Zain Abdulla 2 часа назад

    I'm sure Dubai got a great white

  • Caramel Macchiato
    Caramel Macchiato 5 часов назад

    Reserve a part of the open water for diversity of sharks..dont allow ships to wonder there...idk...the only thing that we know is that..animals prefer nature..they can only live there.

  • Tito P
    Tito P 6 часов назад

    Fish are friends not food

  • imacenurface
    imacenurface 7 часов назад

    Man just needs to leave the creatures alone. Greed has caused there decline and it’s clear they just need to stick to showing monkeys to the public and stop wasting tax payers dollars

  • Jonezx2020
    Jonezx2020 8 часов назад

    omg the poor white shark, he didnt do anything to you guys 😭😭😭

  • deathshade777
    deathshade777 11 часов назад

    They die because your diagrams are WRONG. Great whites Accually go farrrr deeper in the ocean. They come up for easyer access to food.

  • Villiam Hansen
    Villiam Hansen 12 часов назад

    Some little "nerd" haven't been able to use Google. They have it in Denmark. Sorry m8, for being so unknowing.

  • Adamlives Adamlives
    Adamlives Adamlives 16 часов назад

    I'm going tell you a little big Secret most of the fish and Sharks and Whales, etc.. Are all fake they are CGI. Computer Generated Images. Wake up people. The Government's and all our History has been compromise. Hollywood is every where.. Cheers

  • Emmastoneage 21
    Emmastoneage 21 17 часов назад

    shark: nom! :3
    fish: would you not?

    WICKED FOOL 18 часов назад

    something funny: people call oceans shark infested, but sharks live there. strange right?

  • Micah Gooden
    Micah Gooden 19 часов назад

    Just watch Read More

  • James
    James 19 часов назад

    Interesting. I had no idea. Great news for the white pointer then and I'm glad. No animal should be in a cage or aquarium in my opinion

  • Cel Este
    Cel Este 21 час назад

    Uhhhhhh or maybe leave them the hell alone????

  • Vlad Kovtun
    Vlad Kovtun 21 час назад

    In my opinion, to actually get the sharks to be fine for a lifetime is to put them in a tank complex with a major tank with a diameter of 500 feet and a depth of 75 feet, two more tanks which would have a diameter of 250 feet and a depth of 75 feet deep and five more tanks with a diameter of 80 feet and a depth of 35 feet (just one of these minor tanks would be the size of the entirety of the outer bay exhibit at monterey bay aquarium). And to top this off, you would have to place cushions (but they would have to be disguised with something) and some wave makers to make the distances feel a lot further. The reason why this would probably be the minimum is because great whites are used to having choices, and don't like sitting in one tank all day.

  • Mike
    Mike 22 часа назад

    I am HORRIBLY scared of sharks
    But I wish I would see one next to me

  • Paranormalpegs
    Paranormalpegs 22 часа назад

    Just leave them alone

  • StingrayShark
    StingrayShark День назад

    I went to an aquarium and there were hammerheads.

  • Lyv Bailey
    Lyv Bailey День назад +1

    Just leave the sharks alone. 😭😭😭

  • Tim Hale
    Tim Hale День назад

    mane she fine

  • Moon
    Moon День назад

    This is exactly why I don’t like zoos and aquariums!!! Animals belong in their natural habitats not on display in captivity.

  • Bomo Soepardji
    Bomo Soepardji День назад

    in fact, leave all the animals in their habitat, never put them on human-made display :( you wanna visit them? go to their habitat and respect it. It’s the same thing if you wanna meet your relatives, you never put your grandma in an aquarium

  • Hock Hong Goh
    Hock Hong Goh День назад +1


  • ahwAEEE
    ahwAEEE День назад

    its almost as if marine animals arent meant to be held in aquariums

  • Donut Boy
    Donut Boy День назад

    Who cares if a couple sharks die?? Aquariums are making mad money from them and that’s what business is about. Get over it.

  • tomtalker2000
    tomtalker2000 День назад +1

    What we humans do to other animals living beings like ourselves just for our sheer pleasure. That selfish infatuation will never cease to amaze me folks. If only they could talk what would they say to us...? Enough said...(g)

  • Sofia Malburg
    Sofia Malburg День назад


  • mohd asri othman
    mohd asri othman День назад

    Hoi great white shark kalau letak dalam oukarium kalau dia membesar macam mana magalodon

  • Wildman Samurai
    Wildman Samurai День назад

    Some animals can't be caged.

  • jaime padron
    jaime padron День назад


  • leo Watch
    leo Watch День назад

    Well actually at Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto Canada there's a saw-tooth shark in a huge tank with a tunnel at the bottom that is surrounded in glass

  • BENDY and the ink machine
    BENDY and the ink machine День назад


  • Johanna
    Johanna День назад

    it's almost like animals aren't meant to be held in tanks😵😵😵

  • Jimmy Grissam
    Jimmy Grissam День назад +2

    Sigh... Even if aquariums leave them be, the Japanese will fin hunt them

  • gargle your toothpaste, dad
    gargle your toothpaste, dad День назад

    I love Jaws 3

  • Niuean Laho
    Niuean Laho День назад

    Captive Sharks were merely in the process of dying.....some taking longer than others.......lol

  • Ken Kaneki
    Ken Kaneki День назад

    The Aquarium I went to which was 6 years ago had a great white shark in it I'm pretty sure it's dead though.

  • Dave
    Dave День назад +1

    did they try feeding them small ugly children, divorced women, militant dikes, junkies, politicians, cats, CEOs, environmental scientists, tree huggers, baby seals... lawyers? i say they just didn't try hard enough! perhaps they could try feeding them those things in the wild to see if they like them.

  • T-Rex DaBeast
    T-Rex DaBeast День назад


  • Lil bitch
    Lil bitch День назад


  • Niamhycakes
    Niamhycakes День назад


  • Wedge Antilles
    Wedge Antilles День назад

    They can't survive in captivity and if you ask me why, it's the way they hunt.
    And it's not difficult VOX... it's impossible.

  • America The Best Thing Ever
    America The Best Thing Ever День назад +1

    "We actually snuck in..."
    Its sneaked, not snuck.

  • Nina Janssens
    Nina Janssens 2 дня назад

    Talk restriction tax corruption prove central context stupid oversee recent normal

  • Alexandra Baylon
    Alexandra Baylon 2 дня назад

    Wtf No Means NO!!!!

  • Wrangler Stenberg
    Wrangler Stenberg 2 дня назад

    Great white sharks will die if they stay in the same spot. They HAVE to swim to stay alive

  • BigDaddyCool42
    BigDaddyCool42 2 дня назад

    Bloody murder

  • Michael Judd
    Michael Judd 2 дня назад


  • 벚꽃예쁜
    벚꽃예쁜 2 дня назад

    this is why animals go extinct. how much common sense and intelligence does someone have to be lacking to continuously do something that's had detrimental effects in the past?

  • uncontrollable343
    uncontrollable343 2 дня назад +1

    How beautiful would this planet look without humans 😔

  • 鹿 Rain
    鹿 Rain 2 дня назад

    Our zoo used to have a great white, but it got stressed and they released it

  • Scott Cook
    Scott Cook 2 дня назад

    It's almost like they're not supposed to be held captive..

  • Solita
    Solita 2 дня назад

    This literally breaks my heart.

  • Miguel Aragon
    Miguel Aragon 2 дня назад

    i can't believe they make the sharks suffer in the name of profit

  • cellophanezebra
    cellophanezebra 2 дня назад

    but they still have great white sharks in aquariums

  • Edson Mendieta
    Edson Mendieta 2 дня назад

    "We had accomplished our goal", that's the issue, putting your income stream above the shark's personal welfare. Stupid.

  • Meric N
    Meric N 2 дня назад

    4:22 someone's getting a call in the background

  • KenFolk Da Anchor
    KenFolk Da Anchor 2 дня назад

    How would you feel if somebody kidnap you?

  • Santa Claus
    Santa Claus 2 дня назад

    Guys in the past people hated sharks. It was normal for them to want them dead. It's hard to understand from our perspective, but we can't hate on places like SeaWorld for doing what people thought was right back then.

  • King Chow III
    King Chow III 2 дня назад

    What in ny we got a T H I C C ONE

  • Alex Ferguson
    Alex Ferguson 2 дня назад

    Waaaaaa!!!!! Pooooor sharks!!!! "Stop it. Now!" I wish people would quit being babies.

  • Nathanial Alvarez
    Nathanial Alvarez 2 дня назад

    some sharks are territorial they need there space, put them in a different tank or something will happen

    KlNGNATSU 2 дня назад

    There’s a great white shark tank in NZ

  • Al Wilko
    Al Wilko 3 дня назад

    .... rather die a warrior then live as a slave

  • Rabia Taseer
    Rabia Taseer 3 дня назад

    All white sharks have a permanent stank face

  • Yemi Oguntolu
    Yemi Oguntolu 3 дня назад

    Poor sharks :(😭

  • SobeCrunkMonster
    SobeCrunkMonster 3 дня назад

    Disgusting shitty people, i wanna stick you in a box and see how you like it

  • sf len
    sf len 3 дня назад

    wonder if a bull shark would be ok. they can live in fresh water rivers etc and kind of look like whites

  • Ana Hill
    Ana Hill 3 дня назад

    Wonder what they taste like

  • Evara
    Evara 3 дня назад

    Baaaaaby shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo

  • Altus Mouton
    Altus Mouton 3 дня назад

    This was REALLY informative, loved it

  • Christin Petty
    Christin Petty 3 дня назад

    sad :(

  • Austin Sessums
    Austin Sessums 3 дня назад

    Poor scalies... :(

  • super bob
    super bob 3 дня назад

    publicity stunt to attract more people= more money.the open ocean cannot be replicated in a confined space.

  • Jungkookie 777
    Jungkookie 777 3 дня назад

    No wonder why sharks hate us I mean in there perspective you take them to torture them and then they die then after that you go back and take more sharks. Like why wouldn't they hate us and try to kill us everyone once in a while.

  • Ally Cat
    Ally Cat 4 дня назад

    Heh this is funny. The third installment of the Jaws series also informed people that great whites are incompatible in aquarium

  • TMF (Too Much Fun)
    TMF (Too Much Fun) 4 дня назад

    Actually, I’m pretty sure the Maritime Aquarium has a great white. Ive been there.

  • C.Ruivivar
    C.Ruivivar 4 дня назад +5

    You don’t bring Great Whites to the Aquarium you bring the aquarium to the Great Whites....🤔

  • Chris Jericho
    Chris Jericho 4 дня назад

    Who else got an ad of a yellow bull shaking it's ass

  • slicer 4life
    slicer 4life 4 дня назад

    funny how we have to cage these beautifully fierce creatures, just to see them, whereas in the ocean they would shred us to pieces, just leave these sharks be, they are magnificent and wonderful creatures of god, let them live how they want to, god has given them the ocean so they can swim for all they want, why do we take that away from them, these creatures wouldn't think twice before eating us, why do we have to cage them when they are bloodthirsty and in the ocean the deadliest predator, this is why everyone loves sharks, don't take that away from them.

  • Gin Geek
    Gin Geek 4 дня назад

    But why ? it's easier to leave them be

  • Taylor Fernandes
    Taylor Fernandes 4 дня назад


  • SpaceGaming01
    SpaceGaming01 4 дня назад

    There's about 6 hammerhead in my local aqarium

  • DawnDanner
    DawnDanner 4 дня назад

    How about humans try something new. Like maybe stop destroying every living thing around us!

  • Or unkH
    Or unkH 5 дней назад


  • Tony Callme
    Tony Callme 5 дней назад

    Shark Like Great White guys (not guilty or racist)
    Need space, like need a large area and stuff for it to swim around getting oxygen

  • Apriwin Pangaribuan
    Apriwin Pangaribuan 5 дней назад

    It's not meant to be captivated in the first place, why still trying so hard?
    I'm so sorry mr white shark :(

  • A K
    A K 5 дней назад

    Fish feeders don't come in that size

  • Mike Villano
    Mike Villano 5 дней назад

    Manufactured drama.
    I shouldn't have wasted my time.
    You don't get that time back.

  • LKVideos
    LKVideos 5 дней назад

    Leave these poor things alone man. Like I care more for them to be alive then be tortured to death for our amusement. If you love sharks, don't allow this.

  • Dan Bob
    Dan Bob 5 дней назад +1

    Why keep something away from nature

  • Marcus James
    Marcus James 5 дней назад

    Lol I live in Monterey

  • Jay Brooms
    Jay Brooms 5 дней назад

    Jaws did it

  • Jessica Williamson
    Jessica Williamson 6 дней назад

    I thought they didn’t because they were depressed

  • Wavemaker
    Wavemaker 6 дней назад

    I also haven't seen adult blue whales in aquariums. I wonder why?

  • qwertyMrJINX
    qwertyMrJINX 6 дней назад +1

    Lol silly sharks can't figure out a glass wall. Maybe they should've built the display out of one-way mirror.

  • JK
    JK 6 дней назад

    They need currents and waves too. Also, I can't imagine the tank water being good for them

  • Han Ella
    Han Ella 6 дней назад

    So cruel it’s disgusting!! Sharks belong in the sea !!!! Not in a glass box 😞😞