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Possible World-Record Shark Caught Off SoCal

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#1    BiffSplitkins

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:59 AM

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — A group of fishermen may have broken a world record with a huge shark caught off the coast of Huntington Beach.
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The fishermen pose with their possible world-record catch.
A fisherman named Jason Johnston, from Mesquite, Texas, chartered a boat out of Huntington Beach on Monday.
His group hooked a massive shortfin mako shark about 15 miles offshore.
The shark was 11 feet long, 8 feet in girth and more than 1,300 pounds, according to the fishermen’s estimates.
It took more than two hours and a quarter-mile of line to reel in the shark, according to Johnston.
“It’s unreal. This thing is definitely a killing machine,” Johnston said. “Any wrong step and I could have went out of the boat and to the bottom of the ocean,” he said.
The shark was being taken to a weigh yard in Gardena to be certified by a weigh master.
It was expected to be donated to a research organization for study.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:17 PM

Wow, they caught 'Jaws'!

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:24 PM

They showed the inside of his throat . There was so much metal in there,I almost cried.
Poor thing suffered if you ask me.
A one of a kind,and they have to kill it. I hate people .

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:19 PM

the longest shark fin, yummy


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:06 PM

Yeah - I can see killing something if it is threatening you and there is no other option or if you are going to eat it.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:46 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 05 June 2013 - 12:24 PM, said:

They showed the inside of his throat . There was so much metal in there,I almost cried.
Poor thing suffered if you ask me.
A one of a kind,and they have to kill it. I hate people .

You have no way of knowing that.  Frankly, you have no way of knowing if fish even feel pain in the same way humans do.

That "metal" as you call it looks like cabling they used to secure it to the side of the boat after catching it or used to hoist it out of the water.

They may have had no intention of killing the shark, but sometimes things happen.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:51 PM

View PostRafterman, on 06 June 2013 - 05:46 PM, said:

You have no way of knowing that.  Frankly, you have no way of knowing if fish even feel pain in the same way humans do.

That "metal" as you call it looks like cabling they used to secure it to the side of the boat after catching it or used to hoist it out of the water.

They may have had no intention of killing the shark, but sometimes things happen.

Good point. It's all about relative perception. For all we know, sharks being the evolutionary epitome of a killer, may have very dulled pain receptors. What feels like a hard punch to a human may only feel like a bump to them. *shrugs*

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:11 PM

Dear god. I hate it when people cry about these kinda things. Pain this pain that cruelty this waaaaa that. Thats a fresh catch. People hunt and fish all over the world and have since the dawn of time. Big deal. Congrats to them for an awesome catch. You want something to cry about look at where fast food gets THEIR meat. Or half the food you ingest that isnt free range. Go eat some grass. (i warn you it probably feels pain too however)


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:25 PM

Sharks are awesome. It's too bad, they're dangerous and edible.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:30 PM

View PostFedex, on 06 June 2013 - 08:11 PM, said:

Dear god. I hate it when people cry about these kinda things. Pain this pain that cruelty this waaaaa that. Thats a fresh catch. People hunt and fish all over the world and have since the dawn of time. Big deal. Congrats to them for an awesome catch. You want something to cry about look at where fast food gets THEIR meat. Or half the food you ingest that isnt free range. Go eat some grass. (i warn you it probably feels pain too however)

You have no idea what kind and where I buy my food ,and have for years.
The MEN as its only MEN who do this kind of fishing ,all seem to be compensating for some small pathetic ,and I do mean smmmaaallll ,thing ,or so it seems .

The news said it took them hours to reel him in . Do they have a nervous system ?
So they have nerves . Nerves make us move,and feel pain . Do they move ?
It's been proven fish feel pain .People keep saying they don't to make themselves look less barbaric the way they treat them .
There were no reports of a rash of mako attacks ,where this fish had to be stopped .

Man is descimating the oceans ,and all anyone does is oww and ahh when some pea brain spends hours torturing some poor animal to death for a photo op and he won't need Viagra tonight .
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:09 PM

I cant understand people shouting about killing a shark.....in order to grow that size how many seals /turtles and other unfortunate sea creatures has the shark killed.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:02 PM

What a waste.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:54 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 06 June 2013 - 08:30 PM, said:

You have no idea what kind and where I buy my food ,and have for years.
The MEN as its only MEN who do this kind of fishing ,all seem to be compensating for some small pathetic ,and I do mean smmmaaallll ,thing ,or so it seems .

Only men? Maybe I do have gay tendencies after all, these guys look a bit of alright to me.

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View PostSimbi Laveau, on 06 June 2013 - 08:30 PM, said:

The news said it took them hours to reel him in . Do they have a nervous system ?
So they have nerves . Nerves make us move,and feel pain . Do they move ?
It's been proven fish feel pain .People keep saying they don't to make themselves look less barbaric the way they treat them .

Do Sharks Feel Pain?

Of all the stirring tales of maritime lore, few are as spectacular and chilling as the shark feeding frenzy. During a full-blown frenzy, sharks are reputedly driven 'mad' by an insatiable blood lust. According to whalers' wide-eyed but seemingly earnest accounts, in the throes of violent gluttony, sharks feeding at a whale carcass are undeterred from their bloody feast by even the most serious of injuries - such as being savagely stabbed and sliced by flensing knives (used by whalers to strip blubber from whale carcasses) or bitten repeatedly by other sharks. There are even reports of sharks that have been split in two by whalemen or disemboweled by other sharks continuing to feed, apparently ignoring their mortal wounds as though insensate to them. From vivid stories such as these, it came to be believed that sharks do not feel pain.
A precise neurological understanding of pain remains elusive. We do know that, in vertebrates, sensory neurons (nerve cells) penetrate most tissues and are responsible for relaying information to the central nervous system from the rest of the body. In mammals, two morphologically distinct populations of sensory nerve cells have been identified: relatively thick neurons having axons sheathed with myelin (a fatty, electrically insulating layer) and thinner neurons without. These thinner, unmyelinated neurons respond only to stimuli sufficiently intense to cause tissue damage and are termed nociceptors. In humans, tissue damage activates nociceptors, evoking a sensation of pain. Conversely, people who are born insensitive to pain virtually lack such nociceptors. Therefore, nociceptors are essential to the ability to perceive pain.
A fascinating 1993 paper by Australian neurophysiologists Peter Snow, Mark Plenderleith, and Layne Wright examined the sensory neurons of three species of elasmobranchs. Electron micrographs (images from an electron microscope) were used to count the number of myelinated and unmyelinated neurons in a key portion (the dorsal root ganglia) of the nervous systems of the Giant Shovelnose Ray (Rhinobatos typus), the Honeycomb Whip-tail Ray (Himantura uarnak), and the Blackfin Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus). Snow and his co-workers found that less than 1 percent of the neurons of both ray species were unmyelinated, while from 14 to 38 percent of the shark neurons were unmyelinated. In humans, by comparison, about 50 percent of neurons are unmyelinated.
Snow and his co-workers concluded that elasmobranchs lack the neuronal machinery absolutely essential for the perception of pain. The researchers went on to speculate that, for sharks and rays, the ability to perceive pain might have little relevance to survival. It is difficult to imagine how this could be. We humans rely on the sensation of pain to indicate that our bodies are not functioning properly, so that we might take action to limit the damage caused by injuries. It is remarkable that sharks, which have proven to be extremely sensitive to many other stimuli, would be insensate to sensory cues that could warn of injuries that could prove life-threatening in a dangerous world.
Yet, according to the available neurophysiological and behavioral evidence, sharks do not seem to feel pain. If sharks do feel pain, then their mechanism and experience of this noxious sensation must be very different from our own.

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View PostSimbi Laveau, on 06 June 2013 - 08:30 PM, said:

There were no reports of a rash of mako attacks ,where this fish had to be stopped .

As far as I know they were just fishing in general, not hunting sharks.

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Man is descimating the oceans ,and all anyone does is oww and ahh when some pea brain spends hours torturing some poor animal to death for a photo op and he won't need Viagra tonight .
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Man has been fishing since we shared the place with Neanderthals. Catching a Mako is not wiping out half the Oceans.

Edited by psyche101, 06 June 2013 - 11:58 PM.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:56 PM

View Postmesuma, on 06 June 2013 - 11:02 PM, said:

What a waste.


I don't know, donating it to research might tell us a great deal.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:15 AM

Of all those girls,mmmaayybbe one did the actual fishing .
Their posed photos ,or do you really thing girls with fake boobs and perfect hair ,look like that after wrestling a fish in ?
Not even in the alternate universe.
Chances are good,the guy with the small wee wee also bought a BIG BOAT,to make him feel more adequate  ,and the girls hang out with him because he has ,oh yeah,he has an expensive boat .

Sharks are being fished to extinction ,almost all species .
http://www.ehow.com/...mako-shark.html

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