This was not such a week. The Friday update says, the status is quo, mackerel is still the food de jour and all is fine. Makes for a happy husbandry division, but a less exciting blog!
I'd love to tell you tales of extraordinary doings, but the truth is that having a juvenile great white, that feeds every day at our behest, swims calmly and comfortably on exhibit and plays nicely with others, is beyond extraordinary. This being our fifth time, it can be too easy to take it all for granted. And yet, we are doing what no other institution has done, and that's to keep a white shark healthy and fed and in a condition to be returned back to the wild as a viable and vital member of her community.
We make it look easy, no doubt, but since our first successful attempt in 2004, no other facility in the world has attempted to replicate. That surely speaks to the magnitude of what we're doing here.
So if you do get the chance to stop by and say "hi" to her in person, remember that what you are witnessing is no red herring or white elephant. She's the real deal!