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(LA Times)   "When the animal died, Kmart asked that a second shark be brought on set, but the production company refused and replaced the animal with an animatronic hippopotamus"   (latimesblogs.latimes.com) divider line 5
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2013-03-15 09:46:37 AM  
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Louisiana_Sitar_Club: They actually aren't. Sharks breath through a special membrane called the Foreltanahd complex. This organ, which lies just behind and to the left of the blow hole contains cyanins that neutralize a broad array of compounds, including pool chemicals.

I know you're kidding, but the what now?

Hey, now!
2013-03-15 09:43:06 AM  
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flamingboard: Who would have thought pool chemicals would be bad for a wild animal?

It doesn't mention if the water was chlorinated or not, but it wouldn't surprise me if some idiot added it.
I hope someone took a water sample and checks for that, first.
2013-03-15 09:38:00 AM  
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FTFA:...death of a shark that was shipped from New York to L.A.

Because there are no sharks available from the California coast itself?

I'm no shark-lover, but that was just plain stupid.
2013-03-15 09:35:08 AM  
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Who would have thought pool chemicals would be bad for a wild animal?
2013-03-15 09:26:01 AM  
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has criticized AHA for the incident.

Piss off. It's a fish fer god's sake.
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