Oldest shark in captivity

Bertha, the 43-year-old sand tiger shark, died in 2008.

Excerpt from All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator (Nov. 2017):

All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World's Most Misunderstood Predator by Blaise Jones
All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator by Blaise Jones

The record amount of time a shark has survived in captivity belonged to Bertha, a 43-year-old sand tiger shark who lived at the New York Aquarium until her death in 2008.

The female lived in a 90,000 habitat with eight other sharks, but was known for her non-confrontational attitude and behavior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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