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Friday Bonus—Great White Shark Cam

In conjunction with the Project White Shark research program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a juvenile great white shark is on exhibit in the million-gallon Open Sea tank.  He is less than a year old, weighs 43.2 pounds, and I've named him, Malibu, because that's where he was caught.

Click here for a link to the live Open Sea web cam.  Click the full screen icon at the lower right corner of the window, and then wait...dah-dum...dah-dum...dum-dum dum-dum dum-dum dum-dum...EEK!!    

It may take a while, depending on where Malibu is swimming, but if you're lucky, you may get to see his friend, the hammerhead shark.  A look at the giant sunfish is worth the wait, too.  I've seen that dude several times, and he looks like a big sideways pancake with wings.  The dreamy background music and the school of bluefin tuna gliding around the tank is soothing...okay, hypnotic until a big triangular fin slides into view (like it just did!).  Nice sharkie...

This is the sixth great w…