Thresher Shark caught in Canary Islands
Date: reported on 22. August 2011.
Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Species: Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus).
Size: said to be 4 metres in length.
The shark was captured relatively close to shore
at Porís de Abona in the municipality of Arico.
Update Aug 23 :
The Arico City Council say that the thresher shark was found dead in ‘offshore’ waters about a month ago on July 22 ( not caught recently ).
Source and Photo Credit: Diario de Avisos.