Basking Shark found stranded in Chile

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
17. November 2011

Date: 14. November 2011

Location: Santa María Island, Biobío Region, Chile.

Species: Basking shark ( Cetorhinus maximus ).

Size: approx. 7,60 metres in length.

The specimen was found on the beach in the area of Punta Delicada.

The source is reporting that the shark washed ashore after it became

entangled in fishing gear.

Photo Credit: Capitanía de puerto Coronel.
Sources: Noticias Navales and publimetro.


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