Huge Great White Shark and young Whale Shark caught in East AsiaHelmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
28. October 2012
Recent records of an adult great white shark from Taiwan ( Specimen No.1 )
and a juvenile whale shark from southern Fujian province in China ( Specimen No. 2 ).
SPECIMEN NO. 1 :
Date: 27. October 2012
Location: Yilan County, Taiwan.
Species: Great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ).
Size: nearly 6 metres in length and 1500 kg in weight (other sources: 1750 kg).
The white shark got entangled in a fishing net off Toucheng Township, located on Taiwan’s northeast coast.
The catch of this massive specimen occurred in the close vicinity of a popular surfing spot.
This has raised some concerns in the local community.
According to the source, the shark was auctioned in Su-ao today (Oct.28th).
‘Focus Taiwan’ is reporting that it was sold for NT$150,000 (US$5,112).
You can also see a related Taiwanese News-Video below.
Source: Epoch Times.
SPECIMEN NO. 2 :
Date: reported on 22. October 2012
Location: Dongshan County, Fujian province, China.
Species: Whale shark ( Rhincodon typus ).
Size: said to be 2.5 metres in length.
Fishermen accidentally caught this young whale shark in a fishing net in the waters of the Taiwan Strait.
They notified the local authorities about their rare catch.
Source and Photo: XJ Daily.