Why no aquarium has a great white shark 2016 Olympics: What Rio doesn’t 4 months ago   05:54

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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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snackhydra
Might stop watching Vox due to the amount of libtards in the comments. Truly despicable and obnoxious.
Kimberly Brouwers
Why humans shouldn't bring back dinosaurs...
Junaid
So man just want to kill the specie everyday for its pleasure. what a misery.
Kyy
Just stop.
a sad meme 2
I love how everyone in the comments is hating on the aquariums
Alex Farrell
Try catching one...
Doctor Manticore
comment section:
HERP DE DERP, PETA WAS RIGHT, SHARKS DON'T DESERVE THIS LET'S KEEP THEM IN THE WILD UWU, YEET

Sharks are already in danger.
To keep them alive, we need to breed them in captivity.
How do we breed them in captivity, you ask.
We need to find out how to keep them in captivity without them killing themselves within a few days.
How do we do that, you ask.
HMM, MAYBE WE SHOULD >TEST< IT OUT.
Scientists test it out, unfortunately a few sharks die because THAT IS THE PROCESS OF LEARNING HOW TO KEEP AN ANIMAL IN CAPTIVITY, WE AREN'T PERFECT, INTELLECTUAL PEOPLE. EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE DO NOT HAVE A CONFIRMED METHOD.
You scream, "OH MY GOD, I'M SMARTER THAN THEM, LET'S JUST KEEP THEM IN THE OCEAN SO THEY >DIE< IN THE WILD!
I tell you this.
You scream, "OH MY GOD, JUST TEACH HUMANS TO BE BETTER THEN!"
Humans have free will.
They won't change from being evil.
Evil is something that has been in our world forever. We can't control people.
You just need to accept that.

TL;DR: Sharks are in danger, we need to learn how to breed them in captivity. We need to learn how to keep them in captivity, and make mistakes. We can't teach humans to be better people, and we need to focus on having the good people learn to save the sharks in captivity instead of leave them to die in the wild.
Jack Webb
All for $$$
subito zx
Obligatory she C H O N K
Your Name
i smell PETA
Glark The Space Eagle
Just leave the damn sharks alone
Denarius Wright
Its so intriguing how Sharks resist captivity
Fantastic
this was a huge waste of time and money, and for what? for humans to look at a shark for 1 minute in an aquarium. sad
Squid Girl
Maybe you guys should have asked the shark if it wanted to be in a aquarium before luring it into ur boat with fish candy.
Saud Alarifi
Yeah I have one question, Whyyyyyy??
Why you have to force it , just let them be in their habitat
Uttkarsh Mishra
These aquarium people should be kept in captivity, then only they will understand what it's like to be in captivity..... #Idiots
Tearzz
Couldn't indicators be put on the glass walls?
fadhel farras
so in the end, the problem was, they tried to keep a Pelagic shark (shark that roam in the open ocean) in a tank
not your mum
maybe idk not keep animals in captivity
Latysha L.
Unless the shark is in need of medical attention, humans need to leave them in their natural habitat.
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2016 Olympics: What Rio doesn’t Why no aquarium has a great white shark 4 months ago   08:37

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Rio is hiding poor people.

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The 2016 Olympics are set to begin in just over a month in Rio de Janeiro. As the city prepares to receive an influx of international visitors, it is building new infrastructure and transportation systems to accommodate the surge. But the city is also undergoing another major project: hiding and removing poor people from view of foreign onlookers. I went to Rio to see how the city is transforming to make way for the Olympics

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