Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Turkish Airlines flies sand tiger sharks to Istanbul

Some people swim with sharks, others fly with them. As much as you may expect this to be a joke, this incident actually happened not long ago on the way to Turkey.

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After two weeks of extensive preparations, Turkish Airlines decided to take a risk and fly four sand tiger ragged-tooth sharks to Istanbul's aquarium. Nearly 20 people including aquarium staff and freight experts were involved in ensuring the safe transport of the four juvenile sharks.

The two males and two females swam in four specially-constructed tanks whilst being a few thousand feet up in the sky. Water conditions, feeding schedules as well as the general well-being of the four sharp-toothed passengers had to be monitored at all times.

Visitors can now visit all four sand tiger sharks at Istanbul Aquarium. 

Source: Voice of the Independent

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