6.3 m Basking Shark accidentally caught off Victoria AU
The video (courtesy: Museum Victoria) was uploaded by ‘Storyful Editor’ on 23. June 2015.
On 21. June 2015, a commercial trawler caught this basking shark ( Cetorhinus maximus ) off the west coast of Victoria, located in the south-east of Australia. The male basker was unfortunately dead by the time it was pulled aboard.
The Museum Victroria has sent a small team to Portland to measure, describe and take samples from the shark which they will use to gain rare insights into this little-known species.
The only specimens of a basking shark that Museum Victoria currently holds date back to the 19th century.
More Info, The Standard 23/06/2015: Massive shark caught off Portland destined for science