December 11, 2017

Aquarium shark dies shortly after release, cause unknown

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A young great white shark that had been in captivity at Monterey Bay Aquarium died shortly after being released just days ago, the aquarium announced Wednesday.

The shark, which was 4 feet 10 inches long and weighed 52 pounds, was placed back in the Pacific Ocean off Goleta on Oct. 25. A transmitter designed to be released if something happens to the shark popped free Oct. 29 and was recovered the next day; researchers determined the shark had died.

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