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Largest shark ever caught?

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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 01:43 PM
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I saved this photo from a few years ago, if I remember right, it was claimed to be a Blue Shark. It looks like a basking shark to me. I think it was named a blue shark to save face, as basking sharks are endangered. I do NOT believe its a blue shark, they rarely if ever get above 10 feet, this is a basking shark IMO I'm just wondering if anyone has any info on it

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I have recently been trying to find information about this, I believe the shark carcass was sold. I am just having a bit of trouble finding info on it. ATS is the best place I can think of to bring this to, anyone have anything on this?

It looks real, but can anyone say if this was a fake or not
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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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Blue sharks are tiny, that looks like a basking shark to me.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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If you click the link you've provided you'll see this,


Use in a post:


This allows to you post the pic. An easier way is copy the pictures web address and use this format, [ats ] insert link [/ats ] < There's a space to show you the format, do not include the space.

And on to the pic, I love sharks that thing is girnormous!
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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 01:51 PM
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I agree, I am just stating what was claimed, it looks well over 30 feet to me. It's massive and no way do I believe its a blue shark.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 01:52 PM
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Ty Swills, that was what I wanted to do
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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 01:58 PM
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That's not a blue shark.

Btw, everyone has to see Sharkwater. I don't flog my own threads but that is a movie that has to be seen.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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That looks like a Megamouth shark. Either way, blue sharks have sharp teeth and basking sharks don't, they are plankton feeders like the whale shark.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by kimish
That looks like a Megamouth shark. Either way, blue sharks have sharp teeth and basking sharks don't, they are plankton feeders like the whale shark.

Yes, this is known, I am looking for the size of this shark, It's obviously a basking shark, my question is, how big was it?



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 02:50 PM
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That thing is probably at least 30ft long. That's my guesstimate.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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Thats a whale shark
one of the most peacefull creature ever

The shark wasnt caught .. was murdered
or maybe already dead in the water
do you know if the shark was already dead when they fish it out of the water ?
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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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It's definitely a basking shark, you can tell by the size of the mouth and the gill rakers. Also the tiny little eyes. They can get to be over thirty feet long, that one looks close to that big.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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Looks like a manatee



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 02:56 PM
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I see these round the coast here quite often, sad to see them killed like this they are such gentle creatures, you can even pet them if you bring the boat close.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 02:56 PM
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Whale sharks and basking sharks are about the same in that they don't eat large prey. I suggest you do some research. That is NOT a whale shark.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by CalebRight14
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Whale sharks and basking sharks are about the same in that they don't eat large prey. I suggest you do some research. That is NOT a whale shark.


It looked like a whale shark at first
sorry if i have offended you saying its a whale shark

you forgive me ?
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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by auraelium
I see these round the coast here quite often, sad to see them killed like this they are such gentle creatures, you can even pet them if you bring the boat close.


Be careful , my father Swears he pet a 25 foot hammerhead too. theses are living things that want to survive, if eating you gives them a better chance... Just saying, be careful.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Definitely a Basking Blue Whale Shark.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by Ben81

Originally posted by CalebRight14
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Whale sharks and basking sharks are about the same in that they don't eat large prey. I suggest you do some research. That is NOT a whale shark.


It looked like a whale shark at first
sorry if i have offended you saying its a whale shark

you forgive me ?
edit on 8/12/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)

of course. I am searching for answers, not looking for enemies.



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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Originally posted by CalebRight14

Originally posted by Ben81

Originally posted by CalebRight14
reply to post by Ben81
 


Whale sharks and basking sharks are about the same in that they don't eat large prey. I suggest you do some research. That is NOT a whale shark.


It looked like a whale shark at first
sorry if i have offended you saying its a whale shark

you forgive me ?
edit on 8/12/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)

of course. I am searching for answers, not looking for enemies.


Good


searching for answers ?
about why this basking shark died ?
one thing i can agree with you .. this is not a blue shark
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posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by Ben81

Originally posted by CalebRight14

Originally posted by Ben81

Originally posted by CalebRight14
reply to post by Ben81
 


Whale sharks and basking sharks are about the same in that they don't eat large prey. I suggest you do some research. That is NOT a whale shark.


It looked like a whale shark at first
sorry if i have offended you saying its a whale shark

you forgive me ?
edit on 8/12/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)

of course. I am searching for answers, not looking for enemies.


Good


searching for answers ?
about why this basking shark died ?
one thing i can agree with you .. this is not a blue shark
edit on 8/12/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)


LOL we can agree on that, I think its a basking Shark, and over 30 feet. I think it was mistakenly caught, and was called a blue shark to save face, I want to know just how big it was..



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