Friday, February 22, 2008

Fishy Friday


Last month mom took this awful picture of something quite special. It's a photo of the only Great White Shark in captivity (at the time).. The shark is on the right and a dolphin-fish is on the left. Mom took her class to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This is their third Great White that they've kept. It was released earlier this month. Mom asked one of the aquarium staff members why the sea turtles weren't in the tank. The expert told mom that they like to have their backs scratched so they swim in front of the sharks then slow down so that the sharks run into them. They were doing it on purpose! Their games were stressing out the fish so the staff took them out of the aquarium to give the others a break. 


Here is a beautiful picture of the same shark.


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9 comments:

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Wow that's really amazing! I didn't realize there was only one in captivity.

Latte

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

My Bean has seen lots of Sharks but usually out in the wild. Happily, she's not run into any great whites, otherwise she probably won't be here today. She says a 8 foot long Nurse Shark is imposing enough however, when it's only 15 feet from you.

Daisy said...

That is a really funny story about what the turtles do!

Turkey Cats said...

Great pictures! We like watching fish! We like squirrels too!!!

Abby and Reggie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What an amazing site!

Chairman Mao said...

Oh wowie, those are great pickshures! The sharkie is kinda skeery, though -- I bet he's got big toothies!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Um, we dont think those are the kinna fishies we haf in our pond...

michico*Adan said...

I think your mommy take good shot~ It's not easy to take photos through the water~~

Thanks for sharing the stories!

Two Meezer Brothers said...

Yikes! I hope you stayed plenty far away from those sharp teethies. my dear Sophie! Those look scarier that vishus deer!

Purrs and headbutts,
Castor