Nature & Environment
Massive shark caught off California coast
By T.K. Randall
June 6, 2013 · 47 comments
Image Credit: sharkdiver.com
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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