onsdag 8 april 2009

Megamouth Shark Found!

A megamouth shark was caught by some Philippine fishermen. This shark is extremely rare and the one they caught now was the 41st ever seen or captured in the world. The first specimen was caught off Oahu, Hawaii in 1976. Megamouths are very large sharks, able to grow to 5.5 metres (18 ft) in length. Males mature by 4 metres (13 ft) and females by 5 metres (16 ft). Weights of up to 1,215 kilograms (2,680 lb) have been reported.

So what happened to the rare specimen of the megamouth shark they caught? Well they ate it.

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