Monthly Archives: September 2011

Great White Shark

Yeah, I know… I talk about sharks a lot. But this is it for a while, I swear. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the only facilities to have successfully kept a great white shark in captivity. They keep them only for a few months at a time before releasing them back into the wild. I’ve never actually seen a white shark in person, so when I heard that the aquarium had one on display, Travis and I decided to drive up to Monterey for Labor Day weekend.

The shark was amazing. He’s only a few months old, less than 5 feet long and weighing about 43 pounds. But, it was still one of the most remarkable animals I’ve ever seen. I took this super short video when we first got there after the aquarium opened on Saturday. It was taken on my camera, so the quality isn’t amazing. At any rate, I hope you enjoy it.