Turkish Fisherman Captures Mako SharkHelmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
24. November 2011
Date: reported on 23. November 2011.
Location: Urla, Izmir Province, Turkey.
Species: Shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus).
Size: 1,81 metres in length, 60 kg.
The shark got entangled in a fishing net off Karantina Island
in the Aegean Sea.
The fisherman, who is working in these waters for 20 years, said
that he has never caught or even seen this species of shark before.
Local scientists from the Ege University have been informed about
the landing of the specimen in the coastal town of Urla.
Source: Zaman Online. Photos/Screenshots: VidiVodo.