Decapitated shark head Found in California

A decapitated shark head found in California has sparked outrage and an investigation. Clay Kirksey was out with a friend at the Newport Harbor Shipyard in Orange County on Saturday, when he saw a group of men approaching in a boat. The 16-year-old thought the men looked intoxicated as they were playing with the sharks head. He told CBS Los Angeles “They were biting it, throwing it around, sticking it on their head. It was brutal to see that they’d treat an animal that beautiful that way,” Once the men had finished…

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Fisherman Bitten By Mako Shark

A fisherman has been bitten by a shark off the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand on Monday. The unidentified man from Auckland had just brought a Mako shark that he thought was dead on board. When he attempted to remove the nearly 5 foot sharks head, it began thrashing around and bit the man’s foot. The fisherman, who is in his 30s, was taken back to the marina where he was transported to a helicopter landing site.  He was then flown to Middlemore Hospital in moderate condition. The location has…

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Diver Meets Mako Shark in The Gulf

Lance Williams met a mako shark in the Gulf of Mexico. He was out with friends on January 24, when the 700-800lb shark showed up. Mr. Williams told WKRG “This big guy was just up from the depths, right on my fin and he came he did kind of a quick you on me and I said, ‘this guy is about to bite me and dear Jesus save me’..and then he did, he curved around and that’s when I was able to yell ‘send me a gun’. You guys gotta…

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13ft Mako Shark Jumped into Boat

A 13ft mako shark jumped into a boat 28 miles off the coast of Fujairah, which is part of the United Arab Emirates. The shark landed in the fishing boat late Sunday night. Emirati sailor Hamza Al Sharaa told The National UAE: “One of our crew members was fixing the fishing rope on the boat when the shark jumped out of the water from his back trying to eat him and, in seconds, it was in the middle of the boat after it hit one of the [sides of the]…

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Man arrested for harpooning mako shark

Russell Robert Stewart III has been arrested for allegedly taking a 505-pound short finned Mako shark with a harpoon off the coast of Panama City Beach Florida. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received an anonymous tip that someone had posted a video to Facebook where a shark had been harpooned. According to Florida state law the attempted harvest or harvest of any shark in state waters is prohibited except by the use of hook and line gear. Officer staked out the Panama City pass. That is when they saw…

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600lbs Mako caught off Panama City Beach FL

Post by Off The Beach Shark Fishing Trips. Matthew Pemberton reeled in a 600lbs mako shark off Panama City Beach, Florida. The 10-foot Mako shark took seven men an hour and a half of reel in on Friday. They try to fish on the East end of the beach where there aren’t swimmers. The shark will be eaten by the men’s friends and family. Last week a great white shark was caught in the same area.

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Man kills Mako shark

A fisherman calling himself “Original Fishkiller”  was filmed killing a Mako shark and posting the video online. The Northland commercial fisherman kills the shark by hitting with a blunt object. I am not going to post the video, but it can be seen at stuff.co.nz along with more information. Mako sharks are slow to reproduce and the way the shark was killed is not very humane.    

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580lbs Mako caught

A 580lbs mako shark measuring nearly 10 ft was caught in the Gulf of Mexico last Friday. The group from North Dakota chartered with Captain Kevin Beach from Venice, Louisiana. Landon Rachel of Jamestown, N.D fought with the shark for an hour before it expired. Captain Beach told the Houston Chronicle “We tried to let the fish wear itself down and then we went ahead and harvested him,” This is the 4th largest Mako caught from Louisianan.  The meat was sent to the clients in North Dakota.

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10 ft Mako shark found in Wales

A 10ft-long Mako shark has been discovered washed up on Barmouth Beach beach in north Wales. The shark was found by fisherman on Friday and its cause of death is unknown.  Mako’s are generally found in tropical waters. The photo above was taken by Gwion Leggett who had some good news on his FB page “I overheard local kids yesterday talking about becoming Marine Biologists.”  So the death of an awesome shark has sparked the interests of some young minds, possibly helping sharks in the future.

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