A young white shark was returned to the wild on Sunday by the Monterrey Bay Aquarium after it was caught and released in the Santa Barbara Channel on Thursday (Sept. 11), say published reports.
The shark was caught by the tail in a fishing net that was approximately 22 miles from the point where she had been released on Sunday afternoon, said Jon Hoech, director of husbandry for the Monterey Bay aquarium.
The white shark was on exhibit for 11 days before she was released, said a press release from the aquarium.
"From the description the fisherman gave us, she’s in excellent condition," sadi Hoech. "That’s great news. At the same time, the fact that she was caught is a reminder that young white sharks face very real threats in the ocean."