Whale Shark caught in China

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
27. September 2011

Date: 21. September 2011.

Location: Port of Shipu, Xiangshan Peninsula, Zhejiang Province, China.

Species: Whale shark ( Rhincodon typus ).

Size: reported to be 11 metres in length and weighing 6 tons.

The shark was found entangled in a fishing net about 100 sea miles away from Shipu.

It was sold to a merchant from Wenzhou City.

Source and photo: cnnb.com.cn

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