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Whale Shark at GA Aquarium Dies...

Discussion in 'Marine Life and Ecosystems' started by erparamedic, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. erparamedic

    erparamedic Vampire Girl......er Dork

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  2. jviehe

    jviehe Instructor, Scuba

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    Or maybe it was just natural causes. Fish die unexpectedly in the wild too.
     
  3. erparamedic

    erparamedic Vampire Girl......er Dork

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    That is very true...
     
  4. johnnyseko

    johnnyseko Solo Diver

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    Or maybe he got tired of swimming around in small circles.

    What a shame....:shakehead
     
  5. Debraw

    Debraw Loggerhead Turtle

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    I watched the CNN video this morning and the exhibit is the size of a football field. That might still not be big enough, but it is big and means the animal would not really be swimming around in small circles. I am sure they kept good care of the animal. I hope we hear the details of the autopsy as much as we hear about the death. :shakehead
     
  6. octotat

    octotat Solo Diver

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    I'm sure that there is some serious panic going on at the aquarium until the results of the necropsy determine whether the cause of death could affect the other animals (i.e. parasite, bacteria).
     
  7. eckybay

    eckybay Princess of Dorkness

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    Hopefully it's nothing that can affect the other animals in the tank...
    Too bad to hear of the loss of such an awesome creature, but hopefully something can be learned about them from it.
     
  8. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    Frankly, I'm surprised it lasted this long. This is highly experimental work, so you're going to crack a few eggs. In this case the "eggs" just happen to be REALLY big fish.

    If anybody can work it out, these Atlanta folks can.
     
  9. MtnDiver

    MtnDiver Barracuda

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    Very sad. I visited the aqarium this summer and saw the two whale sharks. They are such magnificent creatures.

    The tank that they are in is massive. I forget how many millions of gallons it is, but they were not just swimming around in tight circles.

    Hopefully the necropsy will reveal that it was something unrelated to being kept in captivity.
     
  10. GA Under Water

    GA Under Water Divemaster

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