Longest-tenured whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium passes away

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ByWTOC Staff |Published:Jun. 28, 2021 at 2:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTOC) - The Georgia Aquarium announced Alice, the longest-tenured whale shark at the facility, passed away.

According to a Facebook post from the aquarium, a change was noticed in Alice’s behavior and bloodwork. Her conditioned worsened on Sunday and the decision was made, despite the team’s efforts, that the only humane option was to euthanize her.

Alice arrived at the aquarium in 2006. She was a rescue from Taiwan, where she was destined for the seafood market, according to the Georgia Aquarium.

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