She's hardly the picture of primal terror: a 4- ft. 4-in., 62-lb. baby great white shark, circling the 1 million-gal. Outer Bay tank at California's Monterey Bay Aquarium. Her arrival in Monterey on Sept. 14 was a milestone. Though the world's aquariums are stocked with many of the other 386 species of shark, no one has successfully exhibited a great white for longer than 16 days. At least 37 have died in aquarium tanks during the past three decades. The most obvious problem has been that, once captured, the sharks refused to eat. They became disoriented, clearly bothered by even the...

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