READY FOR A CHECK-UP: Sand tiger shark gets a close look at Marineland

Staff members from Marineland and the facility’s’ parent company, the Georgia Aquarium, examined a 270-pound, 8-foot-long sand tiger shark on Tuesday during a routine health assessment. The marine park, located south of St. Augustine, has 12 of the sharks, which they are studying in hopes of breeding. The animal, which has the lowest reproductive rate for sharks, has never been bred in captivity in the United States. The project is a partnership with the Georgia Aquarium and other aquariums in the country which have loaned their sharks to Marineland.