Skip to comments.Massive great white shark reportedly hooked off coast of Mexico
Posted on 04/18/2012 12:43:35 PM PDT by presidio9
A great white shark nearly 20 feet long and weighing 2,000 pounds was reportedly hooked by commercial fishermen in the Sea of Cortez in northwestern Mexico.
The massive catch, according to local reports by Milenio News, would be one of the longest great white sharks ever recorded if verified at a length 19.8 feet, or 6 meters.
The shark, which was dead when it was brought to the surface, was netted by fishermen named Guadalupe and Baltazar, according to reports.
"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 told Pisces Sportfishing in Cabo San Lucas.
The fishermen towed the shark's carcass 2 miles
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Oh, and the evil slave traders who changed the feeding patterns of sharks forever by throwing slaves overboard.
We’re gunna need a bigger boat.
(in before requisite "We're gonna neeed a bigger boat" post
Damn you sir.
They’re getting big again. And they’ll get even bigger.
There’s a ban on hunting sharks, and a ban on hunting their prey. It hasn’t been this good for the Great White Shark for hundreds of years. Expect monsters in the next few decades.
Puppage beat ya!
Classic example in the NYC area, where first the friendly critters came back (bunnies, turkeys, bambis and such). The were inevitably followed by their predators. Last summer we had multiple instances of people getting attacked by coyotes, including a toddler in heavily populated Rye. Black bears are eating people’s garbage. Now there’s seals, turtles and dolphins in NY harbor, and I have even seen a few in Long Island sound. What happens on land will also happen in the water. To quote Jeff Goldblum (a first for me), nature will, uh, find a way.
I thank him for giving man the ability to kill it.
Looks fake to me.
How much do we really know about "Guadalupe and Baltazar?"
Yeah, but presidio9 beat the increasingly more obscure, but bound to appear, “Farewell and adieu to you . . .” and “Anyway, we delivered the bomb” posts.
Not only is that my favorite line in the movie, but I use it all the time. In place of where you might say "Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?" Must be said with a Quint accent ("bum" instead of "bomb").
Just wait until you have a 1000 # moose walk in front of your car on the highway some early morning. That happened today in Nashua , NH.
LOL! Gotta wonder what puppage does all day, don’cha? He’s really quick!
With you 1000% on that, dead.
My brother and I were watching the famous footage of the tiger leaping up to get some poor Indian slob riding on an elephant, and we mused...”Man. What if tigers had wings and could fly!”
There was a short pause, and we both looked at each other at the same time and went “Naaahhh. They would be extinct in short order.”
Of course, that is assuming the liberals didn’t pass come kind of legislation to protect them.
Wait: Isn’t wildlife a major selling point to NH? Why else would anybody want to live there full time?
Hahahaha...isn’t it funny how the lexicon of movies makes its way into our lives?
I use the ones “Asps. Very dangerous. You go first.” or “Snakes. Why does it always have to be Snakes?”
“Hahahaha...isnt it funny how the lexicon of movies makes its way into our lives?””
Actually it is. Until I read that I didn’t realize that I use “I was misled” (Casablanca) VERY often.
Yes, and of course, the ever popular:
“Your earnings, Sir!” and “Round up the ususal suspects!”
Indeed. Of all the memorable lines in that movie that's my favorite.
If Obama had a son, that’s what he would look like.
Just another Fish Story
Just another one of those exaggerated fish tale
17lb test line I wonder??
I want one of these...
Apparently, they grow really big on Cuban refugees.
To the extent they vote conservative, the Cubans rafts are lucky they arent getting machine gunned under Obama.
Actually, it looks like it’s on the coast of Cabo.......
Was it really 1000# and not 999# or 1001#?
click on post #39
I laugh out loud every time I see that....
Nashua, NH is 50 miles from Boston. The moose tend to live up near the Canadian border.
We live up here because we moved out of states like NY where we were over taxed and surrounded by liberals.
I can't help asking if you moved out of a state like NY, or did you actually move out of NY? There's a big difference there. For example, given the option of paying an extra $3k in taxes on every $100k I make in return for living with a half hour of NYC, with everything NYC has to offer (and where I can make significantly more money), picking NY seems like a no-brainer to me. Plus, our winters are MUCH more tolerable. OTOH, you couldn't PAY me to live in Boston, which is unquestionably the most overrated mid-sized city in this country. And, incidently, I moved out to Westchester ten years ago. I'm mostly surrounded by Republicans.
I moved from western NY back in 1985 straight out of college. I have been in southern NH ever since. This is actually a very nice area. Low crime, low taxes, low unemployment, good schools, close to ocean, mtns, Boston, major airports,etc. Nashua was rated twice by Money magazine as the best place to live in the country. There are a lot of high tech jobs in this area. We also have very few minorities(less than 9%). It is difficult to stay on welfare in NH. If you live here, you need to get a job. If you want to be a slacker you move to Mass or RI.
Until recently NH was a conservative state. Over the last 10 years it has become more liberal as retirees have moved here and brought their fiscally irresponsible attitude with them.
The quality of life is actually pretty good here in comparison to a lot of places in our country. I live 8 miles from my office in a house that is on 2.5 acres where I very rarely lock my doors. My keys are in my truck out in the parking lot right now. You can buy a 2000 sq ft house around here for $200-$325 depending on where you want to live. Also, we have NO sales tax or income tax. The property taxes on my house are $7300/year.
The only thing wrong with NH is that the winters are about one month too long. The closer you are to the ocean , the milder the winter. However, based on last winter , I should not complain.
The only other area I would consider moving to is eastern CT, near the RI border. I is also a nice area. Not too close to the cities but not too far away. I am talking around New London near Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. It is a world away from western CT. It is not that crowded yet you can be on the water in 15-30 minutes.