Daily Archives: June 14, 2017
Jaws Needs the Deep Blue Sea
Have you ever wondered why giant great white sharks (ie-Jaws) aren’t showcased in aquariums?
I’ll help you out with your curiosity.
In addition to the extensively reported video above, let’s not forget about Jaws 3-D (a great white shark swimming inside a Florida SeaWorld) and Deep Blue Sea (attempted the containment of giant great white sharks in the open ocean). Keeping these two fictional realities in mind likely made aquarium owners think twice about bringing in a large great white shark into its custody.
And yes, that’s very likely a true presumption.
Want another legitimate cinematic reference point of caution?
Enter Jurassic Park. As Dr. Ian Malcolm would say, “Life…finds a way.” And it’s not always what you want or expect.
As amazing as it would be to witness a giant great white shark from the comfort of an aquarium, that’s simply not realistic at this moment in time. Beyond being realistic, the safety of the shark and its handlers is priority number one. And this massive undertaking is not safe for both parties involved. It’s simply not worth the risk.
But, on the bright side, giant great white sharks continue to offer us an open invitation to visit them in the comfort of their home: the ocean.
I think I’m still busy that night.