There she is, the fifth young great white shark to go on exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Here's the info from the press release:
The young shark, a five-foot, three-inch female weighing 79.8 pounds, was brought north on Wednesday in a 3,000-gallon mobile life support transport vehicle. She was collected August 12 by aquarium staff with the help of a spotter plane and a commercial fishing crew using a purse seine net. She was quickly transferred to a 4-million-gallon ocean holding pen off Malibu, where she remained for almost two weeks. Aquarium staff observed her swimming comfortably and feeding in the pen nearly a dozen times before she was brought to Monterey and placed in the million-gallon Outer Bay exhibit.
We didn't get our usual front-row seat of the mobile shark tank this year as, at the request of some local businesses, it was relocated a mile offshore near Corral Canyon.
Pete Thomas at the Times has a blog post.
A great piece by Pete Thomas, about the shark's journey, is here.
PHOTO: ©Monterey Bay Aquarium/Randy Wilder