Another Whale Shark caught in China

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
12. October 2011

Date: 09. October 2011.

Location: Jishan Port, Zhejiang Province, China.

Species: Whale shark ( Rhincodon typus ).

Size: said to be 11 metres in length, ca. 15 tons in weight.

The shark was found dead, entangled in a fishing net in China’s Yellow Sea.
This is the second report of a whale shark capture in Zhejiang Province
within the last three weeks (1st specimen).

Source and Photo Credit: People’s Daily Online.



1 Comment

  1. I only hope that the whale sharks will receive more attention so they can be protected, even in China. We went on an expedition to swim with whale sharks outside Cancun with and we learned so much about them. There is a real need to continue to tag, study and protect these creatures, or they will certainly end up on the list of endangered species any year now.

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