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Aquarium's Great White Kills Other Sharks

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Aquarium's Great White Kills Other Sharks

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Soupfin shark in the Outer Bay exhibit. 	i

Two soupfin sharks similar to this one were killed by the great white shark in the Outer Bay exhibit. Randy Wilder/Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation hide caption

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Soupfin shark in the Outer Bay exhibit.

Two soupfin sharks similar to this one were killed by the great white shark in the Outer Bay exhibit.

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The white shark on display in the Outer Bay exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium. i

The white shark at the Outer Bay exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium is the only one on display in the world. Randy Wilder/Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation hide caption

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The white shark on display in the Outer Bay exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The white shark at the Outer Bay exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium is the only one on display in the world.

Randy Wilder/Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation

When the Monterey Bay Aquarium put a great white shark on exhibit last fall, officials said they didn't expect it to eat other animals on display. Since exhibit animals are fed regularly, "incidents of animals eating one another are rare," the aquarium said.

But the 100-pound great white, now 5 1/2 feet long, took a bite out of two soupfin sharks at the aquarium in the past few weeks. Both of the soupfins died of their wounds.

Michele Norris speaks with Randy Kochevar, a marine biologist at the Monterey, Calif., aquarium, about the attacks.

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