Great White Shark allegedly caught in the Russian Far East – August 2014Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 04. September 2014
Date: 27. August 2014
Location: Cape Crillon, Sakhalin Island, Russia.
Species: Great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias )
Size: said to be 5 m long, 1 ton in weight.
Russian fishermen reportedly caught an adult Great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ) off the coast of Sakhalin which is an island in the North Pacific Ocean.
Embedded below is a video showing the landing of the specimen.
The footage was uploaded on Youtube on 31. August 2014.
According to local media reports (e.g. citysakh ru ), the catch occurred on 27. August in the waters of Cape Crillon, located on the southernmost point of Sakhalin. The large predator became entangled in a fishing net that was deployed about 300 metres from shore. It is reported that the shark measured about 5 metres in length and its weight was estimated at over 1.000 kg.
Related previous posts about the occurrence of white sharks in Russia:
Oct 2011 : Newborn White Shark caught in Russia
Sept 2011 : Scientists refute report of White Shark capture in Russia
March 2012: Paper -The capture of a great white shark in Peter the Great Bay (Sea of Japan)
Video uploaded by ‘deitaru’ on 31. Aug 2014 – ‘ Shark in Sakhalin ‘ :