Fishermen Catch 2,000 Pound Shark
On Sunday, two fishermen came across something unexpected - a 2,000 pound great white shark! Guadalupe and Baltazar were stunned when they hauled the enormous creature out of the water. They expected it to be a heavy load of fish. Instead they were faced with a shark that was 20 feet long and weighed close to 2,000 pounds. That's pretty big considering their boat was only 2 feet longer than the shark. It took the men an hour to tow the shark two miles to the coast. Once they reached the coast, 50 people helped them drag the shark onto the sand.
When the fishermen pulled the shark out of the water it was already dead. They were stunned as this shark is one of the longest on record. They were fishing in the Sea of Cortez when they made their discovery. "We were amazed and immediately realized that we had a huge, dead, great white shark, and then we thought what are we going to do?," Guadalupe, one of the fishermen, said in an interview with Pisces Sportfishing. Scientists are hoping to get a tissue sample from the shark for research. However, no one is certain what the fishermen will do with the shark.