February 18, 2019
Yokohama Hakkeijima Co., Ltd.

About whale shark death

At 16:25 on Monday, February 18, 2019, the whale shark (male) that was exhibited at the Aqua Museum (Aquariums) in "Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise" (Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama City) died. It was
Whale sharks got lost in the set net off the coast of Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture, protected on August 28 (Tuesday), and kept on display from October 4th (Thursday). From February 5th (Tuesday), I stopped feeding and all the staff including veterinarians worked hard, but the results were disappointing.
We will investigate the cause in collaboration with a specialized organization.

The whale shark, which is the only exhibition in eastern Japan, captivated everyone and received a lot of support. We thank you very much.