While a spokesperson for the aquarium said that the cause of death is under investigation, animal lovers online are already pointing fingers.
"I was disgusted to see that you tried to exhibit a Great White Shark, and even worse that it died," one person wrote on Facebook. "The fact it had been traumatized by capture and wasn't eating should have been a sign to stop. Poor animal suffered and died so you can make a few Yen, disgraceful."
Another added: "How dare you keep a Great White in a tank - these are a protected species in most parts of the world and for what other reason than financial greed do you think you have the right to keep it prisoner!?"