Longest period of captivity [White shark]
Last updated: May 25, 2018 at 2:02 am
198 days — The Monterey Bay Aquarium received a juvenile white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in August 2004 after it was accidentally caught in a commercial fishing net. It was held in an ocean pen for 25 days where the shark remained healthy and ate frequently. It was transported to Monterey and placed in the Outer Bay exhibit (now the Open Sea exhibit) where it remained for 198 days in the million-gallon Outer Bay exhibit. During that period, the shark grew from a length of 1.52 m (5 ft) and a weight of 28.12 kg (62 lbs) to a length at release of 1.95 m (6.4 ft) and a weight of 73.5 kg (162 lbs). As of 2017, six juvenile white sharks have been exhibited and later released alive by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
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