Thank you for your clarification. In addition to the above, I also
found these which may be of interest.
This page describes Shark tagging and the advice is when they are out
of the water ?The procedure should never take longer than 4 minutes.?
This is from the story of a shark?s life,
?While the cartilage enhances a shark's swimming ability and makes it
more edible, it offers little support for the shark's internal organs
out of water. Just a few minutes out of water will give the shark a
On this Zoology site is a similar question to yours.
This is part of the answer,
?Without a stream of water over the gills, the shark slowly
suffocates; just like you would if you held your breath. Shark
researchers often pull sharks up out of the water to tag them and to
take quick samples. However, the ship's sea water pump is used to keep
a stream of fresh water flowing over the shark and its gill membranes
and stress is minimised. I suppose that a large, healthy shark would
last slightly longer out of the water than a small, sick shark; but
there are many variables (ie. how much thrashing around it is doing;
and therefore consuming valuable oxygen).?
You may also find this site of general interest on the subject of shraks.
I hope this answers your question. If it does not, or the answer is
unclear, then please ask for clarification of this research before
rating the answer. I shall respond to the clarification request as
soon as I receive it.
Variations of shark(s) survive live ?out of water?