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    Thirroul Beach, south of Sydney, Australia: A team of lifesavers help pull in a 10-foot long shark caught by a shark meshing contractor.

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    Thirroul Beach, south of Sydney, Australia: A team of lifesavers help pull in a 10-foot long shark caught by a shark meshing contractor. The contractor tied a rope around the shark's tail after finding it entangled in a net about 250-yards off the beach.

    The shark, a grey nurse, weights about four-hundred and fifty pounds. Two keepers from Taronga Park Zoo gave oxygen to the shark to keep it alive when it was tipped into a tank on a truck for a three hour trip to Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo.

    Zoo keepers gave the shark half an hour's exercise by walking it around a pool reserved for sharks. Other sharks in the pool were fenced off to enable the grey nurse's "conditioning exercises" to be carried out in safety. The exercises were necessary to help the shark breathe in the water of its new home, and adjust itself to the new surroundings.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WA0MH17N9TNZ5RJPZ9EXXJ5F
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WA0MH17N9TNZ5RJPZ9EXXJ5F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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