December 11, 2017

Aquarium-released shark dies

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A great white shark released Oct. 25 off Goleta in Santa Barbara County after 55 days in captivity at Monterey Bay Aquarium died a few days afterward, said Jon Hoech, the aquarium’s director of husbandry.

The 4-foot-10-inch, 52-pound shark appeared to be doing well before the release team lost sight of him, Hoech said, but an electronic tag the shark carried popped free Saturday and data it transmitted indicated it died soon after its release.

The shark was the sixth great white to

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