The divers carefully lowered themselves into the tank and swam slowly for a few minutes, giving the sharks time to relax before they closed in. Their first target was a 3-foot bonnethead shark they call Freckles. She’s small and cute, but you have to watch your fingers around her.
Circling closer, the divers corralled Freckles and managed to get her into a net. Then everything began to move very quickly. Within seconds, the staff members of the New England Aquarium hoisted the net out of the tank and lowered Freckles onto a plastic sheet in a bin filled with water.