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Rare Shark Netted in Gulf of Mexico

18-05-2014 Shark News Stories

Rare Shark Netted in Gulf of Mexico

South of Key West Florida last week, a commercial fisherman found something unusual in his nets. Along with his haul of fish, a huge, unusual-looking sea creature with an odd, flat snout was among the royal red shrimp. He had caught strange animals before, but never anything like this. The fisherman, Carl Moore, had no idea what he had caught, but he recognized that it must be something special and unusual. He photographed his catch and released it back into the sea, saving its life. It is his practice to...

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