Sunday, October 12, 2014

Massive One Ton Great White Shark Caught by Russian Fishermen

Russian fishermen off Cape Crillon, Sakhalin catch and drag on to shore a massive great white shark

On 27 August 2014, Russian fishermen off Cape Crillon, which is at the southern point of the island of Sakhalin, encountered a one ton great white shark entangled in their fishing nets approximately 300 meters from shore according to Citysakh.ru. Sakhalin is in the far east portion of Russia in the Pacific Ocean.

Russian fishermen off Cape Crillon, Sakhalin catch and drag on to shore a massive great white sharkThe 5 meter shark was taken to shore and locals then used heavy equipment to to drag the shark onto the beach.  It is unknown what happen to the carcass.

According to the article, although some species of sharks are known to inhabit the area's waters, sightings of great whites are uncommon.

In 2007, a 5 meter great white was brought to shore after being caught in fishing nets. It was assumed that the deceased shark had been pursuing seals and accidentally got into the nets.

The video was posted by deitaru on August 27th.
h/t sharkyear.com
Photos are video screenshots.