800 Lb Shark Caught Just 15 Miles From Los Angeles
Fishermen have caught a shark so big that it couldn’t be weighed on the marina’s scale. According to The Daily Mail, an 800-lb shark was caught just 15 miles off the coast of Marina Del Rey, a beach community in Los Angeles.
The shark, which is believed to be a shortfin mako, was also so big that it broke some of the boat’s equipment. “It’s been at least a couple of years since I’ve seen anything that big,” said Tony Velardex, the assistant manager at the Del Rey Landing. It took six men to haul the shark out of the water and onto the dock. (Click here for the video.) The shortfin mako is also one of the fastest sharks, with an ability to swim up to 43MPH. The species can also weight up to 1,200 pounds.
Some say the shark is a sign that more will be coming, which worries beachgoers – but according to the Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack File, there have only been 33 shortfin mako attacks on humans.
Does the shark make you think twice about that trip to the beach?