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20 feet long. 2,000 pounds. That is one COLOSSAL shark!
Fisherman in northwestern Mexico caught a GIANT great white shark.
The fish was dead by the time they got it to the surface but the seafarers were still shocked by the size.
They had to drag the shark two miles to shore and if it is how long they say it is (19.8 feet) then this shark could be one of the longest in history.
The most amazing part…this shark was caught by TWO people!
The National Geographic Channel will be premiering a new show on April 1 about…tuna fishing?!?
No, this isn't an April Fools' joke!
The new series is somewhat similar to Deadliest Catch, only
Ke$ha is the Humane Society International's first global ambassador for animals so of course she'd speak out against the senseless slaughter of baby seals.
In Canada every year, fishermen literally go out an club baby seals to death.
This is beyond barbaric and needs to stop.
Join Ke$ha in the call to boycott Canadian seafood to send a message to Canada: we like our food cruelty-free!
This is insane.
The average restaurant lobster is 2-3 pounds for a good one, 4-5 pounds if you're lucky and looking to spend a TON of money.
Well, fishermen in Maine caught a 27-pound behemoth!
The lobsters crusher claw is about the size of a human head!
But instead of selling the lobster to a restaurant for an insane amount of money, the fishermen donated it to the Maine State aquarium.
It was the largest the aquarium had ever seen by 4 whole pounds!
The best part? The aquarium released him back into the ocean!!
Yay, happy ending!!!
A report in the journal Biological Conservation estimated that over the past 20 years, accidental sea turtle deaths have dropped from over 70,000 a year to around 4,600. Yay!
("Yay" for the drop, not the fact that turtles are still dying.)
It is believed that this HUGE decline is due to fishermen following government regulations like adding turtle excluders to their nets.
A turtle excluder is like a trap door in a fishing net through which turtles can escape.
The author of the report said:
“Our findings show that there are effective tools available for policy makers and fishing industries to reduce sea turtle bycatch, as long as they are implemented properly and consistently.”
The endangered turtle species are most threatened by being accidentally caught in fishing nets.
Some fishermen refuse to install the turtle excluders because they say that they allow shrimp to escape. Even though when installed properly they don’t let shrimp out.
These rules are hard to enforce because of the large numbers of shrimpers across many miles of Coast.
So if U know a shrimper, make sure to ask them if their turtle excluders are installed.
[Image via WENN.]
There is real Jaws ofd the coast of Russia!!
A man-eating shark has attacked three victims in the past week, so, naturally, Russian authorities hired professional fishermen to find and destroy it.
Tuesday governor Sergey Darkin announced:
“We are planning to take out a number of fishing boats to catch sharks in the near future,”
According to the governor, they've got local authorities, scientists, emergency response specialists working on this special operation. Sounds like a lot of people. Don't they know all they really need is three men and — if you're lucky — a bigger boat??
Guess the Russian government is trying to avoid any sequels.
[image via Jaws]