Three Recent Shark Records from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
23. February 2012

Specimen No. 1 :

Date: reported on 23. February 2012.

Location: Israel.

Species: Shortfin mako shark ( Isurus oxyrinchus ).

Size: said to be ca. 3 metres in length.

The specimen got entangled in a fishing net off the coast of Acre in northern Israel.

Update (March 12th) : Video

Source and Photo Credit: Sonara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specimen No. 2 :

Date: 17. February 2012.

Location: Canakkale Strait, Turkey.

Species: Bluntnose sixgill shark ( Hexanchus griseus ).

Size: said to be 4 metres in length and 520 kg in weight.

The specimen was caught by anchovy fishermen in the waters of the Dardanelles
and brought to a fishmonger in Bursa.

Source and Photo Credit: Canakkale Icinde.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specimen No. 3 :

Date: reported on 12. January 2012.

Location: Şarköy, Tekirdağ Province, Turkey.

Species: Bluntnose sixgill shark ( Hexanchus griseus ).

Size: said to be 327 cm in length and 291 kg in weight.

Source and Photo Credit: Aktif Haber.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Zack

    Thats just sick. how can people stand living with themselves knowing that they are slowly killing the things that the love to catch!! have A heart and let them go. takes a picture it lasts longer. if you dont stop catching and killing, eventually there will none to catch

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