Why no aquarium has a great white shark

  • Опубликовано:  Год 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: 16 632

  • Kung Ho Lemme Nutt
    Kung Ho Lemme Nutt 49 минут назад

    Why don’t we build a huge salt water body in the US twice the size of Lake Erie and raise healthy amounts of great whites na either endangered salt water fish? Make a huge under water connection of observatory’s to see these fish in there natural state while giving them freedom and space

  • Captain Win
    Captain Win 10 часов назад

    Stupid humans.

  • Emil Nilsson
    Emil Nilsson 19 часов назад +1

    I can swear to god that I saw a great white shark at the gothenburg aquarium in sweden... Wtf?

  • Ilijah Brown
    Ilijah Brown День назад


  • I bloom Giri
    I bloom Giri День назад

    So people go around sad because animals are endangered but actually there killing it stop trying .... sharks aren't meant to be in aquariums they have there natural habitat

  • John Morris
    John Morris День назад

    aweeee his poor nose was messed up they shouldnt do this

  • John Morris
    John Morris День назад

    What you mean the denver aquarium has one

  • arrozblanco7
    arrozblanco7 День назад

    Who knew they would be so delicate

  • Dylan Williams
    Dylan Williams 2 дня назад


  • I am bad at adulting
    I am bad at adulting 3 дня назад

    They have loads of great whites in the 2 oceans aquarium. Still all wrong. Can't we just leave them alone, ffs

  • BIGxBOSSxx1
    BIGxBOSSxx1 4 дня назад

    Maybe it's because sharks belong in the open water. Not kept in captivity for amusement.

  • pwngeeves
    pwngeeves 4 дня назад


  • Cocinelleify
    Cocinelleify 4 дня назад

    Wild animals don't need to be in captivity. Let them be in their natural habitat, exactly where they belong. We don't need to go to zoos or aquamarines to watch wild animals. Especially if it is really bad for their (mental) health. You don't put an animal that travels thousands of miles per day in a bathtub or in a cage as big as a toiletroom. You can learn more about animals from book than from going to zoos/aquamarines. For example: I love Orcas, i find them extremely interessting. But I learned nothing about them from going to the aquamarines. But when I watched documantaires and read a lot about them, I learned so much. And children don't need to learn about animals from animals in captivity. They know a ton about dinosaurs and never ever seen one in real life.

  • chazbizzle
    chazbizzle 4 дня назад

    What a profound waste of time and resources. Putting great whites in tanks, not this video.

  • N.C.
    N.C. 4 дня назад

    Yeaaaaaah If everyone would stop killing sharks that'd be great

  • HunnyHam
    HunnyHam 5 дней назад

    Maybe they are dying from depression?

  • Maxx Mendoza
    Maxx Mendoza 5 дней назад

    Or you know, just don't take any sharks or any animals into captivity...

  • Steven Sippio
    Steven Sippio 5 дней назад

    Trivia~ WHy don't south FL pier fisherman NOT catch & release Bull sharks?
    *the answer is obvious.
    I miss those days in the early 1990's going to the Pompano,Boynton,Jupiter inlet DoBouis and fish fish fish.
    *nothing BETTER then throwing a catch back and watching the Mexican & Hatians flip the F out @ you doing this..
    *The closest similar joy I revcieved was when I spent overnight in county jail and threw away my chicken Leg Quarter and watch those sharks go bonkers. haha GoodTimes 2.0
    *If you goto county Jail aka 'detained' throw away you're chicken and watch!

  • Angie Lent
    Angie Lent 6 дней назад

    How important was it in the first place, to "introduc[e] the general public to a live white shark?" This whole thing seems like a large waste of time and resources, and was completely disrespectful the sharks (and other species held in aquariums). I think it'd be an amazing step forward for humans to stop exploiting other beings as a means of entertainment. And, in this age, if you want to visit an aquarium for education purposes (and supposedly not for tourist reasons), then there are plenty of sources online, in research and credible videos, as well as certain magazines, books, and television. Can we put our efforts into something more pressing, America?

  • .darinダリン desu
    .darinダリン desu 6 дней назад +1

    why not just leave them in their habitat, mate

  • Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels
    Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels 6 дней назад

    The great whites are commuting Sepuku. 😭 Die rather than be captured.

  • Cara Sim
    Cara Sim 7 дней назад

    to extrapolate from this experience, humans need to agree amongst ourselves that IF any of us are ever captured by aliens, those captured need to not survive, so to demotivated the aliens from trying to capture more of us.

  • Arctic Tooly
    Arctic Tooly 7 дней назад +1

    Sorry if you get mad but the shark probably died because they mistaked the shark for food and forgot it was apart of the aquarium

  • • Chloe Lauren • The DayDreamer
    • Chloe Lauren • The DayDreamer 7 дней назад

    I've seen a great white shark before. I dont remember where and when, I just remembered to see a Great White Shark.

  • K T Schlatre
    K T Schlatre 7 дней назад

    Wish people would realize that the animals die because they are in captivity. They aren't made to swim in a circle all day, suppress basic instincts, breathe filtered water. It effectively drives them into depression and insanity. I'll never go to places like Sea World or any aquarium wit large animals like that because I can't stand to see something caged and dying.

  • Ren Strider
    Ren Strider 7 дней назад

    I will -n̸o̸t̸- continue to stay up after 2 AM watching random animal videos

  • whatisavailablethen
    whatisavailablethen 8 дней назад

    Humans are the absolute worst :(

  • Les Brown
    Les Brown 8 дней назад

    Strange animals.

  • Andrew Zavala
    Andrew Zavala 8 дней назад +1

    Black fish

  • halfstep44
    halfstep44 8 дней назад

    4:25...."Tracking tag revealed the shark died shortly after being released. Theyre not sure why".....because you killed it. Is that a serious question?

  • halfstep44
    halfstep44 8 дней назад

    What exactly is the point of expending all of these resources on what seems like a fool's errand?

  • nattygsbord
    nattygsbord 8 дней назад +1

    So what if they dissapear? What have the sharkes ever done for us?

  • Kagamine Lenka
    Kagamine Lenka 8 дней назад

    i'm not even an animal lover or anything
    it just hurts me inside everytime they mention the sharks dying.

  • Alpha the Omega
    Alpha the Omega 8 дней назад

    Why don't zoos just leave the endangered species alone in their own habitat and just exhibit non-endangered species instead, like, people?

  • Emster Kat
    Emster Kat 8 дней назад

    Honestly, everyday I fall more in love with the ocean. Especially sharks, they are beautiful creatures

  • Madeline Waldron
    Madeline Waldron 9 дней назад

    *sees a movie that portrays sharks as mindless bloodthirsty man-eaters (I'm looking at you 42 Meters Down)* "At this point I'm rooting for the shark"

  • Shakaylee Wallam
    Shakaylee Wallam 9 дней назад

    if they rlly want a shark cant u like hollogram one or something? leave da shark in its natural habitat. i mean, we're basically taking these amazing creatures out of there home when they probs living a great life....

  • Aezlea Games
    Aezlea Games 9 дней назад

    Some things just shouldn't be in cages

  • Chris Woods
    Chris Woods 10 дней назад

    for many odd reasons this reminds me of slavery

  • Whiterun Guard
    Whiterun Guard 10 дней назад

    tbh most aquariums are a breeding program, and for educational purposes .. i don't see anyone noticing that

  • Freewill2kill
    Freewill2kill 10 дней назад

    Its over at 1:00

  • Dino Girl
    Dino Girl 10 дней назад

    You want to know something crazy I went to the Georiga aquarium and that was amazing and our mastout just turned into a land shark.

  • Dino Girl
    Dino Girl 10 дней назад

    You want to know something crazy I went to the Georiga aquarium and that was amazing and our mastout just turned into a land shark.

  • TheEpicDestroyerX
    TheEpicDestroyerX 10 дней назад

    UH OH

  • Rickster79
    Rickster79 10 дней назад

    We're gonna need a bigger tank

  • Jomari Roxas
    Jomari Roxas 10 дней назад

    Just let then live in the wild, aarrgg! humans!

  • Connor David
    Connor David 10 дней назад

    you guys should say "in America" aquariums in Africa and in Cape Town have lots of great whites, they are awesome!!!

  • Kitten Bleu
    Kitten Bleu 10 дней назад

    You can’t contain the greatest ‼️💯

  • Toricorn
    Toricorn 10 дней назад

    4:50“Oh hell naw not me”“Mk”

  • Kycklingspett Yo
    Kycklingspett Yo 11 дней назад

    It’s almost 2AM wtf am I doing here

  • Charlie Daye
    Charlie Daye 11 дней назад

    well this is retarded, let them be in the sea.

    #RANDOM 11 дней назад

    I’ve been to an aquarium with a great white shark

    • Yolo Bro
      Yolo Bro 11 дней назад

      Cool, how big was it?

  • ターンマイヤープレストン
    ターンマイヤープレストン 11 дней назад

    Because no one wants to try and get a great white shark in an aquarium

  • Kc UrGurl
    Kc UrGurl 11 дней назад

    Can they just stop capturing them and let them be...
    Im not entertained knowing that shark that i just saw yesterday just died..

  • Colin Stynes
    Colin Stynes 11 дней назад

    just leave em alone then man.... they are obviously not able to be kept in captivity

  • izreal Bk
    izreal Bk 11 дней назад


  • MAC Carter
    MAC Carter 12 дней назад

    My aquarium has a huge grate white shark

  • Aaliyah Gomez
    Aaliyah Gomez 12 дней назад

    i get this, they stopped doing this because they kept dying. now what about the orcas in seaworld, theyve roamed as long as sharks have and are used for entertainment.. they too keep dying in their enclosures because of the small space and even exhibit physical features that they ddont belong there (their dorsal fins flop over with time)

  • JBArtStudios
    JBArtStudios 12 дней назад

    Hummingbirds are the sharks of the sky...

  • St T.
    St T. 12 дней назад

    This is why I go diving.

  • Always lol Yo yo
    Always lol Yo yo 12 дней назад

    I go to that aquarium it's fun 😊😊😊

  • Slime Queen
    Slime Queen 12 дней назад

    There’s great white sharks in my local Aquarian do this is a lie

  • Shaun Conroy
    Shaun Conroy 12 дней назад


  • Shaun Conroy
    Shaun Conroy 12 дней назад

    leave them alone

  • Irondune X
    Irondune X 12 дней назад

    Very sad that this happens so often. Great white sharks and many other shark species are surprisingly intelligent but this is not as common knowledge as it should be.

  • The Awesome Tag
    The Awesome Tag 12 дней назад

    Note: leave sharks alone they don’t pick us up and take us somewhere we don’t know and get stuck there forever!!!!

  • Elbert T Reble
    Elbert T Reble 12 дней назад

    The title should be "Why no aquarium has a great white shark.... anymore."

  • Murmaxy
    Murmaxy 12 дней назад +1

    because they're racist to white guys...wtf?

  • Lake Walker
    Lake Walker 12 дней назад

    I was about to comment about remembering seeing a great white at Monterey when you mentioned it wow
    it was truly a cool thing to see

  • HeyitsLauren
    HeyitsLauren 13 дней назад

    No large animals (whales, sharks, etc) should be living out of the ocean. Imagine living in a ginormous ocean and being moved to a pool. That is not healthy.

  • Ragen Grans
    Ragen Grans 13 дней назад

    Baby sharks are SO CUTE. and also one time a medium sized shark that wasn't grown to it's full size was circling me I wasn't that scared cause It was still kinda little but again the shark was SO CUTE. *Cough* I have a problem.

  • Are you smurfin' kidding me?
    Are you smurfin' kidding me? 13 дней назад

    God, just leave the fking sharks alone. =_=

  • Jory Blake
    Jory Blake 13 дней назад

    Observe them in nature and leave them alone A holes!

    • Jory Blake
      Jory Blake 13 дней назад

      laugh my ass off!

    • Pliof
      Pliof 13 дней назад +1

      This is the Internet its alright to swear

  • Chico Oda
    Chico Oda 14 дней назад

    300 million years... I bet the whole earth isn't that old.

  • stephen jennings
    stephen jennings 14 дней назад

    obviously havent thought about the V&A waterfront in cape town

  • Yussef Ibn la ahad
    Yussef Ibn la ahad 14 дней назад

    poor shark who died in 3 days causw of human stupidity

  • Soccer Wolf
    Soccer Wolf 14 дней назад +1

    When I saw the title I was like but weren't there great white sharks at Monterey California aquarium?????????????

  • Gumi Swimming
    Gumi Swimming 15 дней назад


  • Izzy Gordon
    Izzy Gordon 15 дней назад

    That's nature telling us to leave that one be.

  • naruto uzarmarki
    naruto uzarmarki 15 дней назад

    Ah in Australia sydney they have a great white shark lol

  • Brisle Duo
    Brisle Duo 15 дней назад

    I have been at monaray aquarium

  • Aurora Lara
    Aurora Lara 15 дней назад


    • Pliof
      Pliof 13 дней назад

      Aurora Lara Go.Back.To.School

  • tong Holly
    tong Holly 16 дней назад

    How many great white sharks died 🦈🐋🦈🐋🦈🐋🦈🐋🦈🐋🦈🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🐅🐅🦈🐅🐅🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈

    • Pliof
      Pliof 13 дней назад

      tong Holly go reasearch to get your answer instead of putting emojis in

  • HH Rey
    HH Rey 16 дней назад

    These animals like #Elephants and #Lions and #Gorillas are #Majestic and have no place in captivity or #Zoos or #Aquariums.

  • Zaahirah
    Zaahirah 16 дней назад

    I live in South Africa and in Durban, my city, we have a great whites in our aquarium

  • Shenea Cupin
    Shenea Cupin 16 дней назад

    It’s too big and too bad and strong

  • asazinator
    asazinator 16 дней назад

    She's a babe

  • Verichai
    Verichai 16 дней назад

    I'll just go ahead and say it: WHY!?!?!?!

  • Logan Paul Fangirl
    Logan Paul Fangirl 17 дней назад

    News: *great white shark in aquarium*. Me: *PACK YOUR BAGS, WE'RE GOING ON A TRIP*

  • Christa
    Christa 17 дней назад

    6 months alive is considered a success??

  • Tuks
    Tuks 17 дней назад

    No! Don't cage them. I don't care if I can see them or not, let them be freeeeeeeeee

  • Ian Campbell
    Ian Campbell 17 дней назад

    Id rather see a shark from a shark tank anyway.

  • pantera panteryte
    pantera panteryte 17 дней назад

    great white? cuz great white shark would break glass and he would be free then it would kill humans on land

  • Kaitlyn Blah
    Kaitlyn Blah 17 дней назад

    Why tooking them away from their own habitat? 😩

    NIGHT2PWN 17 дней назад

    stop giving the sharks a sword when you capture them, they can easily commit seppuku , dumbasses

  • BriightBlueSky
    BriightBlueSky 18 дней назад

    I get that children want to see sharks but seriously saying no to your kid about certain things won’t change them from becoming a regular adult so why can’t we leave the sharks be?? We don’t need to know everything there is to know about them, and kids will get over not seeing it within an hour when they see something else they find cool so all of those sharks died because we don’t know when to stop🙄

  • gerberho1
    gerberho1 18 дней назад

    if I were a governor or president id have an aquarium built 3 miles by 1 mile wide.

  • Ashely Soto
    Ashely Soto 18 дней назад

    Yeah bruh its called animals are meant to be free.

  • Rachel Kulus
    Rachel Kulus 18 дней назад

    Why do we need captive sharks in the first place?

  • Sport Pups
    Sport Pups 18 дней назад

    Humans that are pretty intelligent can't manage and make a shark stay aive. How come the ocean manage that? Alone? Or maybe with the help of the Creator of this World and universe! Use your minds...