The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a 1.2m-long white pointer shark in its Open Sea exhibit. It was caught in the waters off California. They hope to keep it on display for several months. It may be seen on web cam at http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/efc/efc_opensea/open_sea_cam.aspx
(5 young sharks have previously been kept in the aquarium before being returned to the wild.) "The Open Sea exhibit is a mysterious, mesmerizing world where life looms large. The stunning one-million-gallon exhibit is home to one of the most diverse communities of open-ocean animals to be found in any aquarium. Giant bluefin tuna power their way through the water, while hammerhead sharks, pelagic rays and giant green sea turtles swim just inches away."
Friday, September 2, 2011
Tony Isaacson reported on Facebook that he had recently managed 2- 4 dives in the Solitary Islands/SW Rocks area and had seen more Grey Nurse Sharks than in his previous 40 years of diving. "This is a paradise for divers. Definitely on the come back again list." he said.