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.