Big Great White Shark Caught in Mexico


Fishermen based in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, brought in this massive great white shark. It was already dead when they encountered it; apparently it died after becoming entangled in the nets they had set for flounder. 


As is usual in such cases, its size crept upwards as its image raced around the internet. Of the several websites I checked, the earliest had it at 5 meters--impressive, but hardly unprecedented. Others, however, are saying it's 6 meters long--nearly 20 feet. That would place it among the biggest great whites ever measured. 



9 comments:

  1. Wow, really huge shark! :D I can´t believe I didn´t hear about this.

    Some people in the central and southern states still don´t believe that there are great white sharks in Mexican waters (even though they are a big tourist attraction in Baja's Guadalupe Island). This will show them >:D

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  2. Joder, and I thought the spider story in the local newspaper was bad! A national paper describes the shark as a "mammal". I've completely lost faith now. :/

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  3. Reminds me of people who used to tell me "A whale isn't an animal, it's a mammal."

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  4. Well at least they forgot about the whale-being-fish thing. >.<

    It seems a lot of people don´t understand that insects and birds count as animals too XD

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  5. If I'm feeling generous, I can excuse that as oldfashioned, more than ignorant. Not so many decades ago, the dictionary definition of "animal" coincided with what we now call "mammal." Until recently, people made a huge distinction between "birds and beasts," which were, according to the book of Genesis, created by a diety, and the lower forms, which supposedly sprang from inanimate matter. Of course this way of thinking is centuries out of date, but relics of it linger in our languages. (Sorry for the lecture--this is a pet topic of mine.)

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  6. BTW, I just looked up "animal" in an old dictionary and found that another of its definitions is "bull."

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  7. Such an amazing creature

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  8. That it is! Good to see you here, Tony.

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