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Have You Ever Seen a Great White Shark in an Aquarium? Here’s Why Not

Aquariums can be a great way to learn about ocean life and all kinds of marine animals. Usually, the shark exhibit is a huge draw and people love to learn more about these beautiful, yet terrifying to some, creatures. However, when you get to the shark exhibit, it’s likely that you won’t find tiger sharks or great white sharks behind the glass due to these species not doing well in captivity.

Many marine parks and aquariums have made an effort to release larger animals, thanks to documentaries such as Blackfish, which exposed some of the animal abuses that go on at these places. Great whites haven’t been released back to the wild but it’s not because aquariums are still keeping them in. Instead, it’s because they were never in aquariums to begin with because being in a confined space usually ends very badly for the shark.

According to research by IFL Science, the first great white shark that was brought into an aquarium during the 1950s died in less than a day. SeaWorld has also made some attempts to have great white sharks at their facilities but in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, the sharks ended up passing. A recent attempt in Japan also ended with the death of a shark after just three days in captivity. There is one exception to the rule. At the Monterrey Bay Aquarium in Northern California, the longest example of a great white shark begin kept alive for longer than 16 days happened. The sharks at this aquarium were juveniles and have since been released back to the wild, where they should always be.

Great white sharks have lifespans as long as humans so there is no reason physically why a healthy shark should die within a few days being in captivity at an aquarium. The reason this is happening is likely physiological. Shark Bookings, a South Africa-based diving company, gives plenty of reasons why great white sharks shouldn’t be held in captivity. The first reason is that these are open water fish. These fish depend on being able to patrol the entire ocean in order to stay alive and find food. Areas where sharks are found doesn’t mean this is where sharks stay. Some great white sharks have been recorded swimming hundreds of miles per day and there isn’t a single aquarium in the world that can accommodate that. Great whites have to stay moving in order to stay alive. This may not be true for every shark species but great white sharks are “obligate ram ventilators.” This means it’s easiest for them to breathe if there is constant flow of water over the gills. If a shark is kept in a small tank, it prevents movement and it can prevent their respiratory functions from working properly. Sharks in aquariums have been known to refuse to eat because they want to exclusively eat live prey. Only when in captivity do they eat scraps and this is when they are desperate and the depressed state causes them to lose their appetite and their will to live. Experts have noticed that sharks will headbutt against the glass, be unresponsive, and refuse to eat when being in a confined space. Feeding these sharks live prey can also be an ethical problem for the aquarium and can be very expensive. 

It’s also tricky to get great whites into captivity to begin with. They weigh up to 2.5 tons and are aggressive. Since they are apex predators they will eat anything they share a tank with, which means it can be a problem in an aquarium.

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The 20 Most Pause Worthy Moments in Movie History!

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If you grew up with a VHS Player in your living room, you probably learned to get pretty handy with the pause and rewind buttons. With DVDs and streaming services ruling the day, those same skills are being put to the test! Hollywood is well known for putting together scandalous, exciting, and scintillating entertainment that can leave us dropping our jaw. Today, we are going to look at 20 moments in Hollywood history that we had to pause again and again and again!

Welcome to the 20 most paused moments in cinematic history!

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Kim Ng Has Become the First Female MLB’s General Manager

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The Miami Marlins has hired Kim Ng as its first new general manager. The hiring has made her the first female GM of Major League Baseball. NG is a 51 years old Asian American who has served as senior vice president of MLB for nine years. 

She has also worked as assistant general manager for Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees. These teams have made to the playoff eight times and won the World Series titles three times. 

According to Bruce Sherman, the Principle owner of Miami Marlin, the entire leadership is looking forward to working with Kim Ng. The ownership group hopes that Ng will work to improve the skills of Miami Marlins’ players. 

Ng is an experienced individual and a champion-level skilled coach who will play a key role in Miami Marlins’ success – said Derek Jeter, the CEO of Marlins. Besides, her extensive work in streamlining youth baseball will grow the game among Miami youth as she will continue making substantial efforts to encourage the South Florida Community. 

The Highest-Ranking Woman in Baseball

Kim Ng broke into the baseball game as an intern and spent her time to carry out operations in the Chicago White Sox. She is considered the highest-ranking woman when it comes to baseball operations among the 30 league teams. She is the first female general manager in all major North American sports leagues for men. 

She entered the major league as an intern, and after many years of hard work and determination, she has become the honorable general manager of Miami Marlins. Ng said she is happy to lead Miami Marlins as the next general manager. 

Ng is determined to build a team that would achieve successes in the major league. She will make substantial efforts to build for a long term in Florida and develop collaborative, forward-thinking baseball operation with dedicated and talented staff. 

An Inspiration for Millions of Women 

According to Rob Manfred, the MLB commissioner, everyone at the major league baseball is happy and thrilled for Ng as well as the opportunity she has earned with Miami Marlins. Ng’s appointment will make history in baseball and other professional sports. 

Her role as a general manager is a great example for millions of girls and women who love to play softball and baseball. The leadership skills, the hard work, the record of achievements, and dedication throughout her career led to this incredible outcome. Rob Manfred said that he wishes Ng all the best as she starts her career as a general manager with Miami Marlins. 

It is indeed an incredible achievement to become the first female general manager in major league baseball. Ng said that young boys and girls would take notice of this and realize that they can achieve anything they dream of. 

Final Words 

Kim NG directed baseball operations with MLB and worked with the front offices of many league clubs around the world. She is looking forward to developing a sophisticated policy for the Miami Marlins, enable them to experience new heights of success. 

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Mersey Marine Goalkeeper Celebrates a Game Win & Birthday With Fans

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For Mersey Marine player Bayleigh Passant, he wanted to do something different for his twentieth birthday. So, the famous soccer player and goalkeeper decided to do something for the fans. The day was already special with Passants work contributing to his team winning and becoming a seat in the FA Cup third round of competitions. As soon as the game was over, off Passant went to the local market for a surprise.

Suddenly, much to the amazement of the fans and club aficionados, Passant walks up to the crowd with a bag full of merriment and drinks to celebrate both the game win as well as his own birthday. The fans were flabbergasted. This was all after quite a bit of impressive work on the field, where the goalkeeper made sure none of the opponents even had a chance to make a mark by refusing to give anyone a point at all. The game ended 1-0 in favor of Mersey, and Passant was a player of day in that performance.

How did the rest of the world find out about this little after-game soiree? Electronically, of course. Much of that recognition was due to one fan, Stuart Wilks-Heeg, being smart enough to post photos of the celebration and after-game medley on Twitter. He summed up the unexpected extra game bonus as one of his top moments of 2020, seeing his favorite team win in the FA Cup as well has having a drink with the goalkeeper to boot.

Even better, Passant made no effort to hide himself from fans, passerbys and photogs. He was out on the street right after the game, walked right into the local market still wearing his game kit, and handed out beers at the field gate while still in full game uniform. As Stuart noted, many felt like they just went back in time, celebrating with their hero players in person and hanging out with legends in the real flesh.

All in all, more than three cases of lager were handed out to the available fans, and Passant was right in the middle of it. For Marine, Passant’s team, the entire night was an unbelievable turn of events. Few expected a non-league team to make a showing much less hammer through a full position into the FA Cup. Everybody from the players to management to admin were going nuts with the turn of events in their favor. What will really put things over the top is if Passant’s ends up being faced with another team from Mersey as their competition in the next round. An all-Mersey game will literally bring out the stoppers and make the entire town go bonkers rooting for one side or the other.

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Good News! Nintendo World Reveals Date For The Opening Of Its First Theme Park

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Nintendo has finally revealed information concerning the launch of their first theme park area. 

It’s good news. Super Nintendo World will be opened  in the spring season of 2021.

The theme park has been scheduled for opening earlier this year before the inception of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Situated at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant they had to shelve launching plans. Since the Olympic Games had been rescheduled till next summer, one will get to savor the experience of the sporting events and also have fun in the much awaited theme park.

Osaka Is The Home Of Super Nintendo World

Nintendo made it known that the Super Nintendo World at the Universal Studios Japan in Osaka will be a “living video game with state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops restaurants and all will be featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games”

Guests and tourists who visit will be given smart wristbands that will be paired with an app and with that, they’ll have the access to take part in the virtual collecting sport and battle bosses.

Nintendo together with Universal Studios have disclosed some of the rides fans will get to enjoy in Osaka:

  • Incredibly realistic Mario Kart (well, we certainly expected that, didn’t we)
  • Traveling through Mario’s world riding on the dinosaur Yoshi’s back
  • Many adventures around the park using the smart wristbands
  • Punchable question-mark blocks

Mario Cafe & Store

If you can’t wait to see a glimpse of the Super Nintendo World, you’ll have a chance to see it on October 16. The Mario Cafe and Store will be opened in Universal Studios Japan’s Hollywood area. Here’s how it will look.

Though the exterior and interior don’t show much, these photos give a sight of what to expect. Nintendo themselves have revealed what will be on the menu: Super Mushroom drink, Luigi-themed sandwiches, fruit cream sodas with mustaches

There are further plans by Nintendo and Universal Studios to set up more theme park areas at the Hollywood, Orlando and Singapore parks in the future.

Well, who wouldn’t like to go on a trip to Japan?

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Man In Viral ‘Dreams’ Video Surprised With New Truck From Ocean Spray

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While we may continue to complain about the disadvantages of the internet and its addictive nature, we can’t deny its benefits.

This past Tuesday, an eastern Idaho man received a new car just because his video went viral.

Nathan Apodaca with the username @420doggface208 got a surprise from an official of Ocean Spray—Nathan was gifted a new ride and a huge load of Ocean Spray.

This is how it happened. Nathan had put up a video of himself on a longboard sipping Ocean Spray and vibing to Fleetwood Mac’s classic, Dream.

Almost immediately, the video started to get engagements and it currently has over 25 million views on TikTok. Ultimately, it caught the attention of the company, Ocean Spray and also, Fleetwood Mac.

Apodaca was full of thanks when he posted a photo of his new gifts on TikTok, captioning it “Thanks for the new wheels Ocean Spray”.

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