Stella the Tiger Shark dies after surgery complication

A beloved sand tiger shark who last year underwent a first of its kind surgery to fix her spine had to be euthanized after complications from a second surgery, the Mississippi Aquarium announced on Facebook.

On September 29th, Stella underwent an innovative spinal surgery to help correct the shark’s curvature of her spine form scoliosis and kyphosis.

Stella’s condition caused her to swim in an abnormal swim pattern.

Stella went under the knife again on Wednesday, but was humanely euthanized 30 hours later because of complications.

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