30,000 watch live shark necropsy

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The public necropsy of a Great White Shark by Auckland Museum and the Department of Conservation is being described as a huge success.

The event – the first of its kind for the Museum – organised to raise awareness of the threats facing the Great White species, was watched by a crowd of close to 4000 people, both from grandstands and on screens inside the Museum.

The necropsy was also watched live by over 30,000 people around the world on the Internet. The procedure was carried out by Marine Scientist Clinton Duffy from the Department of Conservation