Giant Mako Shark caught off Rhode IslandHelmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
28. June 2012
Date: 24. June 2012
Location: Block Island, Rhode Island, USA.
Species: Shortfin mako shark ( Isurus oxyrinchus ).
Weight: 996 lbs 8 oz
The specimen was caught by the crew of the boat ‘Bottom Line’ in the J & B Sharkfest Tournament.
It’s a potential new Rhode Island State Record for this species.
The current record is held by a 718 lbs mako shark ( 10 ft 6 inches in length ) that was caught in June 1993.
Photo Credit: · Block Island Boat Basins.