Great white shark dies after days in Japan aquarium

January 9, 2016
The great white shark of about 3.5 metres was captured and exhibited in one of the world's rare cases at a Japanese aquarium but
The great white shark of about 3.5 metres was captured and exhibited in one of the world's rare cases at a Japanese aquarium but died just after three days on January 8, 2016

A great white shark which was captured and exhibited in a Japanese aquarium, one of only a few such sharks to ever be displayed in this way, has died just after three days, the facility said Saturday.

The shark, about 3.5 metres (11'5'') in length, was trapped in a fisherman's net and taken to an on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa on Tuesday.

It was exhibited in the Sea of Dangerous Sharks section at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, but died on Friday, according to the facility.

The aquarium, popular for its giant tanks where it exhibits , said it is investigating what caused the death of the fish—of the same species as that featured in Hollywood buster "Jaws".

"It is very difficult to keep ," said Keiichi Sato, an expert in cartilage fish, of the Okinawa Churashima Foundation.

Two aquariums in the United States, including Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, have had the species in captive for short periods in the past, he said.

"It is rare that the kind of shark is spotted in the coastal waters of Okinawa in the first place, and even if they get caught in a fisherman's net they usually die immediately because they must keep moving at high speed," Sato told AFP.

"We have almost no knowledge about (the great white's) nature, so although it died we would like to share what we learnt from this experience with researchers of the world," he added.

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BSD
not rated yet Jan 09, 2016
Well, why limit yourself to just killing dolphins and whales, when you can kill sharks too?

No doubt seeing how long a white pointer lasts in captivity was part of some research project.

The Japanese always seem to have some problem with marine animals.
gkam
2 / 5 (4) Jan 09, 2016
Sharks are very sensitive to electric fields. A friend and I were called in to an aquarium with one in SF, because the presence of dissimilar metals in the tank construction was seemingly generating sufficient irritant that the shark kept attacking it.

Sounds like a good way to control them, to me.
HTK
5 / 5 (1) Jan 09, 2016
someone was hungry for sushi obviously...
rrrander
not rated yet Jan 09, 2016
Sharks are very sensitive to electric fields. A friend and I were called in to an aquarium with one in SF, because the presence of dissimilar metals in the tank construction was seemingly generating sufficient irritant that the shark kept attacking it.

Sounds like a good way to control them, to me.


The fact the "scientists" at that aquarium didn't know that might happen is pretty pathetic. It's only been documented for 50 years or so.
gkam
1.8 / 5 (5) Jan 09, 2016
They understood what was happening, they wanted to ask for potential solutions.

And it was in 1987. Their active-compensation system was not operating well. Where were you when they wanted help?
Uncle Ira
4 / 5 (4) Jan 09, 2016
They understood what was happening, they wanted to ask for potential solutions.

And it was in 1987. Their active-compensation system was not operating well. Where were you when they wanted help?


Skippy is there anything you have not done? Have you ever thought about using Google-Skippy to help you fashion your "career" milestones? Non? You really should. Not everybody here is the silly moron like you. I realize that is not fair Cher, but that is just how life shook out for you.

Of course me saying I really don't believe you (calling you the liar again) is nothing but sematical and personal stuffs. But you threw out the lie, and Google-Skippy is the referee on this one (again.)

For an engineering wonder-boy you sure aren't very good at learning from your mistakes. No wonder you lost all those "senior engineer" jobs, you kept doing things that couldn't work.
Uncle Ira
3.8 / 5 (4) Jan 09, 2016
P.S. for glam-Skippy.

Just as a hint, something you might note down and try while you are "doing your thing".

Ask Google-Skippy to tell you about "Great White Sharks In Captivity In American Aquariums". He has a lot to say about it. That way you would not trip over the details and have blow your tall tale again with "SF aquarium" and "in 1987"
TheGhostofOtto1923
3 / 5 (4) Jan 09, 2016
Skippy is there anything you have not done?
I think hes doc savage
https://www.youtu...QLVv7ghc
gkam
1.8 / 5 (5) Jan 09, 2016
Well I am really, really sorry I have done things you have not. Perhaps that is because you have done nothing.

You got sent to those military websites, otto, . .. whose picture was there, yours or mine? Oh, yeah, the studies and reports for NASA, was that your name or mine as the author and researcher? And the awards from the Air Force Flight Test Center, was that you or me? I do not seem to remember if it was you or me who worked on those experimental aircraft. I'll have to look to see whose picture is on the front page of the base newspaper. And the Electronic Battlefield, was that you?

I will look to see who was the national power quality expert.

You made me do it, otto, and I will bring up more stuff I can prove. Your mistake was thinking you had found one of you, a lying, malicious and rabid sniper.
gkam
1.8 / 5 (5) Jan 09, 2016
I want otto to tell us how he earned the OBE he displays.
TheGhostofOtto1923
3.7 / 5 (3) Jan 11, 2016
I want otto to tell us how he earned the OBE he displays.
Easy. Its not an OBE its a picture of an OBE. And it was free, like your ability to come here and lie through your teeth.

You fucking moron.
Well I am really, really sorry I have done things you have not. Perhaps that is because you have done nothing
True, I have never gotten fired from a dozen ++ jobs and I have never freely exposed such embarrassing personal info here on a public site.
You got sent to those military websites, otto
The only site I ever visited was that silly rinky dink site of yours with the fuzzy little wizard on it
http://www.kamburoff.com/

-More shameful embarrassment. If you werent a psychopath you would know what Im talking about.

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