Basking Shark caught in Portugal

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
25. December 2011

Date: 22. December 2011.

Location: Cascais, Portugal.

Species: Basking shark ( Cetorhinus maximus ).

Size: reported to be 3 metres in length.

The specimen was found already dead in a fishing net off the Estoril coast.

The accidental capture took place near Cascais, a seaside town about 30 km

west of Portugal’s capital city Lisbon.

Source: iOnline.
Photo Credit: Surftotal.


  1. João Santos

    Does anyone know how many miles offshore was the shark caught?

  2. Yaseen

    Poor sharkie 🙁 I am yaseen from India very berry sad 4 sharkie. V will pray nd hpe 4 da best 4 sharkie. I am India man v ar strong believers in sharkies. Breaks of my heart 2 see dis poor sight.  I vil pay for sharkies to be alive 4 lyf. Plz sum1 vill contact me 2 maka dis business happen v vill become charity. Lolz cum on sharkie luverz contact me. Yaseen. Man of India. 

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