Thirroul Beach, south of Sydney, Australia: A team of lifesavers help pull in a 10-foot long shark caught by a shark meshing contractor.
Surf with trawler in background.
LS Lifesavers with surf reel Line, others pick up net.
CU Hands on line.
LS Shark pulled into net, lift up same.
Closer shot as men gather it and lift (shark's mouth 15.)
CU Shark's mouth.
Two men looking.
CU Shark in tank.
Lorry moves away.
Outside Taronga Park Zoo.
Pool in zoo, man holding shark and walks in round.
Closer man with shark in arms.
Man with diving mask takes over and walks with shark.
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Background: 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.