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Massive shark caught off California coast


Posted on Thursday, 6 June, 2013 | Comment icon 47 comments | News tip by: BiffSplitkins


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A huge shortfin mako shark caught in Southern California looks like it could be a world record breaker.

Fisherman Jason Johnston and colleagues encountered the shark around 15 miles offshore after chartering a boat out of Huntington Beach. The enormous shortfin mako measured 11ft in length, 8ft in girth and weighed over 1,300 pounds. It took more than two hours to reel it in.

To confirm the weight of the catch, the shark will be sent to a weigh yard in Gardena after which it will be donated to a research organization for study.

"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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Comment icon #38 Posted by psyche101 on 11 June, 2013, 8:20
Yes indeed, but we have become part of the ecosystem now. Some bugs have evolved to eat substances that do not even exist in nature.
Comment icon #39 Posted by psyche101 on 11 June, 2013, 8:23
Did you ever have to eat what you caught or go hungry? I do not think the picture is disgusting, it look rather good quality and quite clear.
Comment icon #40 Posted by psyche101 on 11 June, 2013, 8:38
I am afraid I beg to differ. Spooky, where the famous haunted house be. What you are describing is absolutely nothing like Deep Sea Fishing is it? Have you ever been outside on a boat? I do not agree, which is why I asked above if you have done this. You might be thinking of the boys getting Johnno's boat out to go out and catch fish. You do not seem to have had the experience of Corporate Charter Boat Fishing. Upon such we ususally have copious amounts of beer, dry food such as packets of chips, and if you go out with a good company you have bikini girls handing out beers. Oh... [More]
Comment icon #41 Posted by psyche101 on 11 June, 2013, 8:40
It's all Vic Hyslop does.
Comment icon #42 Posted by psyche101 on 11 June, 2013, 8:46
Nah, no need to get offended. I explained that bit. The girls just have the wrong impression there. Simbi has her heart in the right place, but I think activists give out the wrong impression too often, and as a result, bad advice. We do have to protect the earth and the Oceans, but we should do it properly, not make mountains out of thes molehill's that pop up from time to time I have always deeply respected mad keen fisherwomen in skimpy bikinis.
Comment icon #43 Posted by praetorian-legio XIII on 11 June, 2013, 15:35
What? Really? You don't think they plan on depth, bait, rig style to target a specific fish. Salmon, red snapper, tuna, cobia. I must assume you don't fish much. Sure once in a while you snag an unexpected shark but that doesn't mean you are nopt targeting fish. Cobia for instance travels near the surface so you use eel and actually cast it just ahead of the fish (we call it cobia wrangling) while when snapper fishing you send your bait straight to the bottom. Maybe you should come down to the Gulf Coast and try a little off-shore fishing before spouting off what fisherman do.
Comment icon #44 Posted by Yamato on 11 June, 2013, 20:57
No, that's not what I meant. The day I went deep-sea fishing once as a child we were hoping to catch Red Snapper. The woman next to me who kept dredging up sea monsters and shrieking bloody murder for it understood that well enough. I meant I don't think they ever look down at a Salmon, Red Snapper, Tuna, Cobia etc and think "Nope, that's not the individual fish I was looking for. " I think the problem in our understanding here then, if not deliberate, must be rhetorical, i.e. we don't differentiate a fish from fish because we're indoctrinated by practice, ... [More]
Comment icon #45 Posted by praetorian-legio XIII on 13 June, 2013, 21:48
Thats for the clarification of your orginal post. I didn't mean to come across all holier then thou but in alot of ways fishing is something of an art form and many, many people take it very, very seriously. Personally I'm always surprized if I catch anything, ever.
Comment icon #46 Posted by Yamato on 15 June, 2013, 20:27
It's estimated that humans kill 100 million sharks each year, 11,400 per hour. Seven fatal shark attacks on humans globally in all of 2012 and that's what gets the press. http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/100-million-sharks-killed-annually-130305.htm
Comment icon #47 Posted by Kazahel on 16 June, 2013, 3:43
I never ate what my father caught. I probably had beans on toast or something like that. I've never really been into sea food, I started eating salmon a year or so ago because I wanted lean high protein meat but that's the only reason. Now I'm mainly eating kangaroo. But yes I wouldn't kill the kangaroo myself because I wouldn't have the heart to do it. So I know it might be odd that I still eat the meat. I gives thanks to the spirit of the Kangaroo(and God) for it though. Which is something I don't think sport/fisherman generally do. But each to their own. And the ... [More]


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