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Sea Notes: Great White – Back to the Wild

October 25, 2011

Sea Notes: Great White: Back to the Wild.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is releasing their young great white shark back into the ocean today after he was kept for 55 days in their Open Sea exhibit. He will be tagged with a tracking device that will also record depth and water temperature, which after 180 days will pop off, float to the surface and transmit the data back to MBARI via satellite.

The decision to release the shark was based on concerns for the shark’s health. Because, really, wouldn’t you too feel sick and go a bit crazy if you were trapped in a tank?

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  1. Chris the "dude," Dudenhoeffer permalink
    October 25, 2011 9:20 pm

    Great Post! Usually Google earth lets you track the sharks path as well, after the transmitter is recovered! 🙂 Lets go diving!

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