750 POUND SHARK

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EVERGLADES CITY, FL – A group of Florida men videotaped and caught a 750 pound mako shark!
Jamie Bunn, Danny Massa, Jeremy Huston and John Monti went swordfishing on Saturday, off of the Point Everglades Inlet. About 18 miles offshore, they noticed a dead swordfish floating in the water, being circled by a mako shark.
The men decided to lasso the dead fish and draw it up against the boat, so they could get a good look at the shark. Angry over the loss of its food, it began biting the boat’s exhaust and propellers!

After much struggle, they were able to get the shark gaffed and tied. But after almost three hours, they were unable to get it into the boat. “We realized we had a fish well north of 600 pounds when we couldn’t get it in the boat,” Bunn said.
The four men decided to just tie it to the back of the boat and tow it into the marina, where it weighed in at 748 pounds!
[cnn-video vid=/video/us/2009/10/06/vo.shark.caught.cnn]

323 thoughts on “750 POUND SHARK”

  1. You all are blaming rednecks. How do you know that they are rednecks. It seems that all the hunting accidents are people from the cities that dont know @@@@ about hunting. It would seem to me that there is a good possiblity that this may have been dumba@@es from the city. Besides, rednecks kill for food. That is the way they are raised. YOU KILL IT. YOU EAT IT. Ask any true redneck. Also how many of you eat the fish at McDonalds. What do you really think that is……..SHARK!!!!!!

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  2. These four Guys are not anglers they acted iresponsible in killing this shark for no reason other than to show it off at the dock. Shame on you.

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  3. They should of left it alone, what is the sport of catching a shark by ropes? then dragging it to it death behind the boat. The Shark wasnt bothering no one and it was just wanting to eat the dead swordfish in the water. You can tell this shark been in the water for sometime. Sharks are being killed in other countries for there fins and thrown back in the water to die. This shark died because it was tired and it was easy to be caught and they wanted weighed it for Bragging Rights!
    We need to protect what we have in the Ocean and not kill them for sporting!!

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  4. I agree with pjk, this was really stupid and the shark should have been left alone. If they were not going to take it home and eat it then let them live.

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  5. These guys call themselves fishermen. I thought it was the fisheman or the angler who caught the fish not the other way around. What a couple of curious "der" Georges. They deserve to have their fishing licenses revoked for such a senseless and shameless act of animal cruelty.

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  6. Wow, nothing like trying to survive and eat an easy dinner only to have some macho fisherman come along and pluck you out of the water and kill you.

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  7. Killing an animal who's territory YOU went in so you could what?……kill more animals? Makes perfect sense…..or something….

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  8. I am an avid offshore fisherman, but everything we catch is used for food or for research at local schools. I don't understand why they killed this shark…there was no point in it. We see and catch fish (tuna, marlin, sharks) bigger than this on a regular basis and most of the time we tag and release them. LET THEM GO LET THEM GROW!!! Killing that Mako was totally un-called for.

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  9. I am an avid offshore fisherman, but everything we catch is used for food or for research at local schools. I don't understand why they killed this shark…there was no point in it. We see and catch fish (tuna, marlin, sharks) bigger than this on a regular basis and most of the time we tag and release them. LET THEM GO LET THEM GROW!!! Killing that Mako was totally un-called for.

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  10. this is deplorable! senseless killing of a top predator! The magnificent animals are being depleted by the millions and will have devastating impact on the food chain and marine environment! So these guys just happened upon a big shark doing what it does, clean up the ocean of the dead,weak & sick, and decide "hey, we should kill that thing"? Why, why why? The shark posed no threat to them! Are they even sure that it's a Mako shark? From what I see, it very well could be a Great White, which is on the endangered species list! Makos are next on the list as they are overfished by the asians for their fins and meat! I have studied sharks all of my life and am fascinated with them. Leave them alone and let them be! I'd like to see a real shark expert confirm what species this is, and no matter what species it is, doesn't justify these guys killing it for no good reason other than pure greed!

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  11. Why couldnt they have just left it alone. We wont have any large beautiful animals, fish, sharks or whathaveyou left if people cont. to hunt them for sport.

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  12. The shark posed no threat to them whatsoever. They interfered with it feeding and killing it just to weigh it?!?! What a bunch of idiots. That shark should have overturned their boat and went after them. Morons

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  13. I have to agree with pjk…morons is right. Sharks are the garbage disposals of the sea. They eat everything and anything. How stupid to haul an animal in just to weigh it…WHO CARES!!!

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  14. I always thought it was common knowledge that we caught enough fish to consume and anything more is almost a crime….but to catch a fine specimen of nature and then kill it….is insane….Why are we doing this….?????? and why do we allow this to happen….why do we tolerate such senseless killings of marine animals….Are we not doing enough damage by dumping waste into the oceans…..???? Why did this even become a news….now it will encourage others to do the same…..

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  15. I would have cut up the Swordfish, given the scrap to the shark, video taped that, and let the shark live! A win win situation ! What a waste!!

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  16. These are men looking for an ego boost! Unless this poor animal is entirely eaten and not wasted, then his unfortunate and obviously celebrated death was a waste. And society wonders why our environment is going down the drain and species are disappearing!

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  17. this is what is wrong with the human race today. No respect for any other life. typical human behavior, killing something just to weigh it.

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  18. These guys a bunch of dumb a**es. How could you think it was ok to do something like that. Beware because karma has a way of coming back to get you.

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  19. I totally agree what was the point in killing the shark? He was doing what comes natural EATING!!! It really was a boat full of morons…….

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  20. It may be a big shark…and I'm scared to death of them, but they did not even catch it! They lured the shark in. They should pay a fine! Ther e is a fine balance in nature and they crossed the line.

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  21. The shark was just trying to feed. It just wasn't enough for these guys to video tape it, no, they had to kill it. What for? Was it trying to hurt them? Will they eat it? Will anyone eat it? Are they going to mount it in their den? I just don't get it.

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  22. I am a fisherman. Yet this “catch” is nothing but a senseless slaughter of a great animal. Sharks of this size are incredibly rare and its death by the hands of these “sportsman” is shameful.

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  23. This is why so many animals are endangered…because people have no good reason to kill them. I can't even imagine how old that shark was to get that big and now its life is over because three idiots wanted to mess with it while it tried to hunt. Too bad it wasnt interested in eating them.

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    • More Psycho-Dyko manhater blather. Chauv it,Honey!
      Or, go do the Wymmin thing and drive yourself and your kids into a reservoir.

    • I dont think all males wound have done the same thing. in fact if i caught a shark that big (or at all) id definately let it go, theres no point in killing something if you dont have to.

  24. I agree… If it wasn't a threat to anyone it should have been left alone. I wish it would have gotten an arm or something before those douche bags killed it. Sad…

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  25. Got no problem with hunting, fishing……..but you should stalk and kill the damn thing – otherwise there is no ego booster and nothing to brag about! This one gets the "big dork" button!

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  26. This should be reported as a "SENSELESS CRIME" not a BIG CATCH!. We should be protecting the animals not kiling them specilly such a fine specimen of nature.
    They DID NOT DO anyone a favor by killing the shark. SHAME ON THOSE LOSERS!!!!!!!!

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  27. ok so they wanted to weigh the shark, did they take it home to eat it or just killed it to weigh it? i have nothing against fishing but either you catch and release or catch and eat it. but this shouldnt be news

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  28. This should be reported as a "SENSELESS CRIME" not a BIG CATCH!. We should be protecting the animals not kiling them specially such a fine specimen of nature. __They DID NOT DO anyone a favor by killing the shark. SHAME ON THOSE LOSERS!!!!!!!!__

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  29. This should be reported as a "SENSELESS CRIME" not a BIG CATCH!. We should be protecting the animals not kiling them specially such a fine specimen of nature.
    They DID NOT DO anyone a favor by killing the shark. SHAME ON THOSE LOSERS!!!!!!!!

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  30. I can't believe the stupidity of killing this shark, how selfish are those men
    to take this creature from the sea, for what their so called "glory"…
    their 30-seconds of fame…shame on them its a total verification of how
    human beings have ruined this world

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  31. It’s my hope that when these so called fishermen get home their friends, neighbors and co workers express the same outrage as has been commented here to their faces. People like this give a bad name to any sport they choose to participate in.

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  32. i cant even watch the entire video. i cant understand how people dont think how old this shark must have been for it to get that big. with people like this, big animals will never get to live out their lives and maybe have a chance to reproduce and pass on the good genes which obviously has kept them alive for such a long time.

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  33. You see morons like this every once in a while — killing animals just for the fun of it. It's not surprising, but it's still a shame.

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  34. What was the point of this article again???
    They found a shark…and then what?
    It doesn't talk, dance, hold a cure for A.I.D.S.
    have the solution for the nations trillion dollar deficit,
    know where Osama Bin Laden is???
    So why write it???

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  35. I agree with Sunny – TOO BAD IT WASN'T INTERESTED IN EATING THEM……
    As long as US UPPER A_ _HOLES allows another pointless act of barbarism by turning away than it only embarrasses all its peeps by becoming HYPOCRITES and an equal to all the other worldly MORANS, diminishing this earth in one way or another (air, land and sea)

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  36. "After much struggle, they were able to get the shark gaffed and tied"
    Google 'Gaff' – It's a barbed steel hook that is slashed into the fish's mouth or gills so that you can pull it out of the water. Very nice. An humane, to boot.

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  37. makos are yummy, they taste like swordfish, so why are all you sheltered idealist reprobates not weeping over every bluefin tuna killed by the commercial fleets? They grow to roughly twice the size of this shark

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  38. This is pathetic. I'm embarressed for these 3 guys. These guys have no respect. Fishing is one thing but this is another. It was probably caught and not used for anything. What a waste people like this are. Pathetic.

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  39. Yes, they are moaning! Especially if the idiots doing the fishing are killing for nothing more that sport and this is what this was! These guys should be ashamed of themselves!

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  40. Facts, anyone? The article was inadequate, but it appears obvious that they caught it with a rod and reel, and only roped it to get it in the boat. And Mako meat IS prized table-fare, though they should have released it, particularly one this big, if they did not want to stuff whomever with mercury. And Makos don't clean up garbage, they sneak up on swordfish and cut their caudal peduncle, disabling them… so sneaking up on them and throwing them a bait's fair enough. It went the way of a warrior, not the way of a cow or pig… but still should have been released. Still, not nearly as cruel as keeping a pack animal shut in by itself day after day… for instance.

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  41. i fish and i release about 90-95% of my catches. i would have preferred they release the shark. its a shame it had to die. i hope the shark goes to good use and isnt used only for a photo opportunity.

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  42. It doesn't state they killed it. It could have been donated for studies? Unless you know the men and what they did the shark is okay. Plus, it damaged there boat. Least they could do it lure it in.

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  43. Why did this even make the news? There was a 876lb Mako caught this summer in Ocean City Md. I'm sure they did eat it Mako is the best shark too eat, much better than swordfish, and alot of other fish.

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  44. The human race has devolved into the lowest form of life on this planet. Killing for the pleasure of killing, without cause or reason. Every thing on this planet has a purpose, that which completes the balance of all that occurs. When we kill for the sake of killing we disrupt that balance. Humans are killing their way right out of existence. This Mako Shark should look great stuffed and mounted to the living room wall. Right next to the Rino, Grizzly Bear, American Bison and the Gray Wolf. Way to go guys, you should be proud, you could not only have the Last Mako ever mounted, but the largest and oldest. Hey with a little putty you can fill all those gaff holes which by the way seems to me to be an illegal way to fish.

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  45. This IS crazy, ya'll are upset about an animal dying and would have prefered for the humans to die?! (It attacked the boat, what's to stop it from doing it again?) Get your priorities straight, human life is more important, and you can eat Makos.

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  46. Actually, the story posted here is remiss in the fact that the shark was not killed for sport, but was indeed cut up for food and distributed to over two-dozen people; Mako is actually a very good quality meat, and this shark went on to feed many.

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  47. hmm…they had to lure it…….sounds like fishing to me, just without using a rod and reel. Think about it. A rod and reel with bait on it is the same, you are luring a fish to come close so you can hook it……. sounds like what they did, the shark was hooked (gaffed) when it came close to the bait……

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  48. First off, the news never gives you everything about an article so it is just wrong to jump to conclusions that these people just killed the fish for fun. Having dealt with the media on numerous occassions, I have always seen how they never tell the whole truth of a story. They only tell you what they think you want to hear. Who is to say that these "fisherman" didn't decide to catch the shark for consumption. They were out fishing for the day. Perhaps they just didn't have the right equipment to catch such a large fish and just decided to try and catch it the old fashion way (hook and rope). Marko Shark is a great tasting fish and is well consumed in the US.

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  49. bad karma dudes, surely you will be eaten slowly from the feet up next time you go out.. beware .. and watch for the law too guys.. should arrest yo asses for being so stupid..nature cannot sustain stupid asses like you for long.

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  50. Too bad the Shark didn't eat THEM!!! These kind of people are the reason our Marine animal are being extinct!!!! SOB's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  51. Omg… So you would take its picture then just move along… Its so beutiful in its natural setting…uh.. no, more like that would be cool mounted on the wall, and since 4 of us caught it we flip a coin to see who gets the head!

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    • Mako is tasty but are we share that this was a mako?
      Also where do you shop?
      16.99 seems like a lot for a piece of fish.
      fish is brainfood after all though

  52. How can destroy something that has been in our oceans forever and wearethe invader of therewayoflife. killus,wehave invaded their world. howdare us.

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  53. No, it wasn't killed just to weigh it. Makos are the best eating sharks. They taste like swordfish. No, they aren't endared either.

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  54. I hear that shark meat is really good to eat. To the guys that got the shark, you dont have a shark tooth you could send me, do ya?

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  55. All the bleeding hearts on here are just awesome. You don't know what they did with the shark. Did that clip say something about just dumping it back into the ocean, maybe I missed that part. If they followed this up with something about feeding homeless people or selling it and donating the money to charity; all the cry babies on here would be praising them.

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  56. I am pretty sure it is a significat Fish and Game violation to use a game fish (the swordfish) as bait. Nice that they video the evidence of their infraction. It should make the prosecution of it easy!

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    • I guess you are not a big game ocean fisherman. Where did you come up with that? Any type of fish can be used as fish bait, that's how its done…!.

  57. fishermen fish and fishermen brag. The bigger the fish the bigger the bragging rights. Believe this…whoever caught that fish will have it mounted either in a restaurant or in his own home.
    Whoever the ass that did this is he'll brag about it for the rest of his life. This is why I go to Red Lobster. But you should try Texas Roadhouse…Their fried catfish is surpirsingly good.

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  58. Far too many people are becoming ignorant of the fact that man has been killing animals for food for at least thousands of years.(And it's OK.) Ignore the ignorance and keep bringing home the bacon, or Shark meat, or whatever.Think about it next time you order a Burger or fish, or chicken, or eat a baloney sandwich. "SOMEONE KILLED THE CRITTER TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO EAT IT!" Way to go guys!

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  59. maybe the shark will come back and haunt the men that murdered that shark. The shark that did nothing to these men, but was minding it's own business. Shame on you men !!! I am so sick and tired of people abusing and killing innocent animals that have done nothing wrong to anybody. That shark was innocent. Thanks guys for being such jerks. I hope you guys loose a lot of sleep over this…

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  60. Shame on them for killing the shark. Shame on those who think this is fun. Shame on this website that posted this news. Why killing this amazing animal is cool or great news? Our society thrives this type of 'news'. Why not publish about the guy giving 1 buck to the homeless, or the person in the bus helping the elders. These fisherman should be fined big time and a new law should be created to avoid this animal abuse. Period.

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  61. I have no idea why this made the news or why everyone is displaying so much vitriol for the fishermen.
    The Mako shark is an edible fish, just like Tuna, Swordfish, Halibut, Salmon, etc, etc. I don't know why everyone is trashing the fishermen, they broke no laws or did anything unethical. They just went fishing and caught a fish.
    This shark is not a record catch but what if they had caught a large Sea Bass and took their catch that's what fishermen do. They catch fish, kill them and take them home so what…?

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  62. makos are very tasty fish. they are similar in taste to swordfish. assuming these folks are going to eat the fish, there is really no call for outrage.
    swordfishing is so much worse. ( i do realize the shark was the one that killed the swordfish) 20 years ago, the average swordfish caught was over 300 lbs. now they are less than 100. ( i won't eat swordfish for that reason). there is a show on discovery that follows a swordboat. i don't think that will make these fisherman (or any others) more likely to kill swordfish just because it is on tv as many of the comments suggest.
    and there is way too much misguided sexism.

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  63. dam just two days ago a white man from fl said the (n) word plus colored people hello!!!!! dam I work with this redneck everyday

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  64. Or, if they were dead set on killing the shark because of it's size, they could have cut up the swordfish, fed it to the shark, then after the shark was full, coax it in by having saved some swordfish for one last bite from the shark, then kill the shark, drag it back to the dock to weigh it, and at that point the shark would have weighed in at; instead of 750lbs. it would have been 800+ lbs.???

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  65. this type of fishing if you want to call it that is deplorable! i thought gaffing a fish in florida not on ahook was illegal but whatever.i hope these nitwits did someting with the fish besides just weigh it what a waste of a beautiful animal

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  66. Wow, what a bunch of displaced people making comments. First, they didnt violate the law. Second they caught it. So what, it's a shark that's not on the endangered species list. Go flame the mega-companies that mass kill whales…this was one shark, fair game. As an American, I am thankful for the right to catch fish and release them as I please. If I keep one big one…oh well, sucks to be the fish. Im sure the shark will go toward research at a local university, etc. So, I wonder if the "redneck" shots are actually made because people are insecure about "real life." Look outside of your little world…it's not a nice place. I may not agree with your statement(s) but I will defend your right to say it to the death…for that's what I do. Some people in this world would "die" for our man-given rights. Disclaimer: Although I disagree with "man-given": Factually, there wasnt a female that signed the US Constitution, et al. Peace!

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  67. it was refreshing to hear from a fisherman who knows the beauty in the sport . the challenge in catching them is the reward and the greater reward is setting them free , but to kill something so rare is shameful

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  68. You are probably one of those who would like to see all hunting outlawed. If you are not, please let me know and I will apologise. Otherwise, run back to your PETA bozo friends and leave the rest of us alone. I happen to like the taste of big game meat. That being said, if what was written was the whole and unadulterated truth, it wasn't necessary.

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  69. Shameful, disgusting, male chest pounding and a few pictures to show everybody what big powerful brave men they are. How awesome, their mother's and wives or girlfriends must be so proud. Why don't you go step on some baby ducks! Or better yet, mutilate a dog while its trying to get something to eat! There is no pride in a kill when the only motive is to kill! Yuck…go home

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  70. Well, technically…the fishermen did NOT violate a criminal code/commit a crime and cannot be reported as "SENSELESS CRIME". Mako is not on the endangered species list. Hypothetically, "they did not do anyone a favor…" but hypothetically, they could have saved a little child or someone else from serious injury or even…get this, a human death.

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  71. Cant beleive all of you are making me feel bad about one less shark in the world because i hate the fear of the sharks in the water when i swim,but i see the point..really i have swam for years and no shark ever bothered me,still i fear them and these guys are SPORT fishing to the extreme.It was selfish if they just wanted the biggest catch recorded

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  72. This situation is horrible! And everyone wonders why sharks are quickly disappearing! It's because of their reputation that we all seem to think it's okay to kill them!? And I also found it sad that 29% found it fine to kill them… l=I

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  73. Typical jackass rednecks. Why couldn't they just tape it and weigh it? I hope the pathologist has as much fun weighing ur dumbass dead bodies when you die as you did weighing that fine specimen. Idiots!

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  74. The shark is not considered endangered it is rated as less then vulnerable and was food for over 20 people. If you took the time to read. I am a fisherman and believe leaving the largest to breed is the best policy. According to the wikipedia this type of shark could reach 13ft and 2,000 record being almost 1800 lbs. What it does appear like is that there are many people who are against hunting and fishing who are trying to prove a point without understanding the sitituation. Before you say to much more take a look at the farms that produce the animals you eat every day and how those animals are treated.

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  75. It appears to me real problem is not how quickly a person may kill a animal but how quickly people pass judgement without know what happened.

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  76. just a little fact , most if not all of the shark will be dumpted into the dumpster out back I have seen this happen many times because I to fish but only for food not for prize. Also most food pantries will not take kills such as this due to regulation and diseases.

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  77. If these men were fishing with rod, line and hook, that is whats called fishing. If they lured the shark up to the boat and gaffed it, that is not called fishing, it is called killing. I'm with the guy that said this is not news, the only news here is that the guy's who killed the shark are dumbasses….they should be ashamed.

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  78. stupid people do stupid things .not fair to the shark ! what did he do other then eat A dead fish .then these moroons have to mess with him. then tow him in to KILL HIM. bulls!@#$. what a waste of a pure sourviver. he lives for life not stupid. what a waste of GODS creation. like all animals they deserve BETTER then ass!@#$%^ like that! every animal deserves to survive. weather man thinks so or not! thats why most people are so fuc!@# stupid!

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  79. Maybe I read a different article, but it says nothing about what they did after weighing the shark? How does anyone know that they didn't consume it? I agree there needs to be more restrictions and fines on "protected" animals, however, the Maco(as of yet) is not protected. Most of you need to find a hobby, and point your attention to real injustices like the cattle ranchers that have 1,000 head in a fenced area made for 500 head. But you probably like steaks and meatloaf? Fact is, you wouldn't be alive today if our four-fathers didn't hunt or fish.

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  80. That's 750 pounds of mercury! Besides the fact that shark populations are down 90% (mostly because of the Chinese shark-finning industry), sharks have the highest level of mercury of any fish in the ocean. Hmmmmmmmmm….Down syndrome? Autism? 11 fingers? So we have a dead shark and more inbred humans…that's one trophy catch!!!

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  81. uhhh…. its a shark. next thing u gonna want to ban waterboarding and arresting terror suspects before they kill u. comon ppl ITS A DAMNNNN SHARK. not a mike vick pit bull

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  82. i think that they had no right killing it. if anything, they should have found some way to track it so research could be done. i always found that how marine animals live is amazing and would loved to have watched a special about this magnificient animal. killing is not the answer!

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  83. pity the shark couldn't catch the so called fishermen and reverse the whole process , drag them to the dock and hang them on a hook! I fish and eat what I catch and throw back what I won;t eat. These guys were real asses.

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  84. What jerks! The shark was following the laws of nature the men were acting nothing but Macho! the shark should have caught them , hooked and them weighed them!

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  85. I agree with most everyone here. That is a waste of a wonderful life. A shark, especially of this size is a beautiful creature and only given a bad rap because of media. They should have video the encounter and left her there! What A Shame!

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  86. Before issues arose concerning endagerment Mako used to be highly sought as a gamefish for two reasons. 1). because of the spectacular challenge they pose to get to the boat (they are known for their ability to breach much the way Marlin and other prized saltwater species do). 2). because their flesh is argueably the best tasting cut of fish steak you'll ever have the pleasure to consume. A shark this size could supply the fishermen and their friends/families with multiple months supply of delicious frozen steaks.
    This said, the way in which the Mako was harvested is unsportsmanlike conduct.

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  87. Sharks are the best Ocean Cleaner we have… we should Not kill them… We protect other amimal rights… Why not SHARKS?? Only a uneducated person would kill a shark.. so my comment is they need to learn about Sharks or whatever they hunt! They belong in jail for muder. because they killed for fun not food!!!

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  88. AS far as that goes I do and my son does! Murder is anytime u kill for fun not because u need to eat it! They killed for fun.. so murder> guess u need to go back to school.

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  89. Kudos to the fishermen ya bunch of tree huggin queers,When these savage eating machines have our children for lunch or a beloved family member for no good reason other then to kill and consume them nobody bats an eye.Kill a shark and u tools all sit here and whine and whine.Funny but all of you who cry dont have a problem eating animal flesh everyday that is slaughtered to feed your fat behinds.Quite bein a bunch of hypocrites and go back to fillin ya pie holes with more pork,beef,chicken, and the assorted other living things that were killed for your eating pleasure so you have enough engergy to get on more blogs and freaken whine about everything else and bond.

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  90. They should be fined! Video tapeing the shark would have been enough they would have gotten just as much fame with the video. To see this shark dragged behind the boat so that they can weight it and get there pictures taken with it. It is discusting to think that we let these things go unpunnished. I am by no means a animal rights activist but the shark was doing its thing catch and release take your pics then..Duche bags

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  91. Been fishing for more than 35 years on the East Coast and this one of the most senseless slaughters of a shark I have ever seen. Set this group of Morons adrift and see how well they do on their own in the middle of some shark infested waters. Karma will even things out with this group……….

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  92. I couldn't agree more. I too am a fisher and so is my husband. This was totally an ego/thrill kill. Killing a sea creature of that size and "age" should be prosecuted. Sad…

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  93. MAKO SHARK TASTES JUST LIKE SWORDFISH AND MANY OF YOU MORONS WHO ORDER SWORDFISH ARE EATING MAKO. WHY NOT KILL AND EAT MAKO WHO WILL EAT YOU VS SWORDFISH WHO WILL NOT.

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  94. They should send me the shark I would eat it all up…also send me some polar bear too..and some white rino……See that sounds stupid…Now why kill a shark too weigh in. They won't eat the shark they will take their pictures and trophys and throw the rest away..stupid asses!!

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  95. Killing the shark was ok only if it is used for food. For sport, no. Although if I were scuba diving and saw it, I might feel differently ; )

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  96. Dee. Back up!!!!!! Im an adult striaght male in Wyoming where hunting and fishing are huge. Id not lower myself to these PUKS level at any time. Fact is Id like to personally bash each of them. Please do not include me in the company of pathetic,coward Bussies who kill lower on the chain because they are scared of true conflict Sheridan,Wyoming Steve Olver Sheridan Wyoming,

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    • Dude, Your ignorant!!! You dont belong on the face of Gods green earth thinking like that. It's people like you that makes me sick to my stomach.

  97. I fish and hunt. I'm more concerned about the mthods used to take this fish then the size or species. Rod and reel, ok. Luring it with it's kill to the boat to gaff it, not cool. What ever happened to fair chase?

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  98. "Avid fishermen" should know that Maco shark is excellent to eat and is pretty darn expensive in your fish store. Ahi tuna (aka Big Eye tuna) was a trash fish for years and is now the big rage…Maco shark is better any day of the week.

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  99. IF you were going to keep a shark keep only the small sharks and even then only a very few. This was a shark that could have bred and had many more sharks for the future keeping a large speciman like this is wasteful. Take a picture and then let it go.

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  100. Just plain stupid. Very well agrees with what Chris Rock said and I quote "This is the only Country on God's earth that go hunting on a full stomach.

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  101. I have to say that these idiots who think they did the world a favor should really do the world a favor and jump into the ocean where they found the shark and let the sharks hunt them. Who made them almighty to take the life of that animal who was just swimming in its own home and not being a threat to anyone. It should be a crime and they need to pay for it not be praised for it. It makes me sick to know that the some of the human race is that stupid. And they call this news?

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  102. This is typical of 'us' [ humans ], consuming and killing just for the sake of it.
    Although, as individuals we are consciencious of our individual / direct actions, but as a whole, and as consumers, we are numb to 'controlling' this as a species. [ broader topic is outside this forum ]
    Simply put, and as one reader responded earlier, these guys are just a bunch of red neck id10t's that simply act before they think!! Being a pseudo redneck myself, I'd like to see each of these guys gaffed and hung up on a scale!

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  103. What is the point of Japanese fishermen killing hundreds of thousands of sharks each year, taking only their fins and dumping the rest of the animal overboard? If you want to complain…complain about a tragedy that really DOES affect our environment, not just one isolated shark incident!

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  104. Mako sharks are great to eat!!!! I don't know what everyone is harping about, and they are a fairly abundant fish, I don't see the problem.

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  105. Mako shark tastes excellent – better than any other shark meat. Just because the story does not say anything about eating it, rest assured, it fed a lot of people. You decide – kill a fish, kill a cow, kill a chicken – what are you eating tonight? I'd love to be eating mako.

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  106. The needless death of this shark just proves that beer, boats and rednecks should NOT be mixed. If only one of the guys had fallen into the water…now that would be real news.

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  107. Maybe obscene morons like this need to be pitched in the ocean with a shark like this as punishment for wasting such a magnificent animal.

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  108. you guys are whiny liberal morons. it was already dead learn to read an entire paragraph before making your greenpeace crybaby statements. . . For your lack of intelligence maybe you should go feed your self to those hungry sharks.

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    • HEY MORON, YOU NEED TO READ THE ARTICLE CLOSER LIKE THE REST OF THE MORONS THAT SKIP OVER WORDS. THE SWORDFISH WAS DEAD NOT THE SHARK. KNOW YOUR FACTS JACKASS!

  109. Turn the engine on and leave, by the video it didnt seem like they were intending on going anywhere. And it also said which is contradictive that, they lured the shark with the swordfish. Obviously they were not doing it for self defense purposes.

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  110. cant eat it alive as much as some of you peta fools think!! "that would be unethiclal" . Mako is good on the grill and good for you.

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  111. WHY?? Why would you kill it? Just because you can?? That's a piss poor excuse to kill something! What was wrong with just taking it's picture to prove to every one how big it was I mean Damn you had witnesses!! It wasn't like he turned into to Jaws or something. Nope it was doing what we do when we get hungry "GO FIND SOMETHING TO EAT" except that shark lost it's life for it. How would we all feel if that was a chance we took just by going to the fridge or cabinet to get a meal?? That's just sorry plain and simple…

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  112. typical asses. when will people realize that they are destroying a species that keeps the oceans clean. that mako was probably 30 years old to get that big. without the sharks watch what happends to the oceans. I'd like to hang one of them from a line.

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  113. Mako is great eating, and I can guarantee that they're going to eat it. With that aside, the number of comments I've seen on here that resemble the propaganda that idiots like PETA are spreading is staggering. So, this seems like as good a place as any to urge people to do their homework about PETA. I am an animal lover, and in no way side with PETA. Look into things deeply, and you can learn the truth. petakillsanimals.com is a great place to start.

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  114. Catch and release folks. Take a picture. Let it go to live another day. Absolutely no reason to
    kill it and it's because of this type of "unlimited bounty of the seas" mentality that such creatures become endangered. Too many sharks (of all types) are way over-fished or, caught in nets.

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  115. Wow, it must have taken years for the shark to get to that size and it's all over in a few minutes. I'm sure the fishermen just did not think this through, I am a fisherman myself but I would never harm such a wonderful creature. I only fish for what I will eat. This may sound cruel to some, but when you consider what these guys did for fun…..I'm not that bad anymore.

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  116. these amateur fishermen can go burn in hell
    these animals are endangered !!!
    killing sharks is illegal in most places!
    they just killed it to weigh the damn thing
    what senseless selfish idiots !
    sharks are my favourite animal
    and seeing this almost made me cry
    like come on it was just doing its daily thing, eating other fish and swimming…why mess with it just to boost your ego
    a shark like this should be treasured and left in its habitat, its not everyday you see a 750 pound mako shark swimming around. this is one of those things …act before you think situation.
    they could have just video taped it
    these fishermen should be charged with something of some sort. !!!!!!!!!
    they can die.

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  117. Sportsmen? They are not sportsmen, they are killers!!! I wish they fell in and the shark ate them just for being in his domain. They should be ashamed of themselves for killing such a beautiful creature. This animal was doing exactly what it was designed to do. Im so mad I could just spit!!!! I hope they are proud of themselves. Someone needs to speak out for them, and other animals as well. GRRRRRRRRR

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  118. Well I dont even think they should have fishing for swordfish either. Its just a shame to see such a wonderful creature die because these guys wanted to see what it weighed. Oh yeah!! We will be keepin an eye out for you fishin too buddy. Its one thing to fish for food , its another to fish to kill because you can. May Gdo forgive all those who kill for NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME.

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  119. Why is it ok for the shark to hunt and kill the swordfish it was eating, but not ok for people to hunt it? Do you think the shark killed the swordfish it was eating in a gentile manor? This was a 750 pound Mako, people pay around $15/lb for this in restaurants. I don’t think it will go to waste.

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  120. maybe its cause i'm tired as hell from driving 40 hrours in the past days or havent read the full artcicle, but where does it say they KILLED the shark? all i see is they towed it and weighed it. unless it was in the video, which my 14 yr old computer isnt letting me watch. long live windows 95/98! an that male ego comment is uncalled for, i know many women who are just as bad if not worse

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  121. You seem to have a warp sense of values; you would prefer the shark eat these men instead of the shark becoming a meal. Why is it ok for the shark to hunt and kill the swordfish it was eating, but not ok for people to hunt it? This was a 750 pound Mako, people pay around $15/lb for this in restaurants. I don’t think it will go to waste.

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  122. I read this to say that the shark was already dead! That's what the article says! They were trying to bring in, and eventually towed, a dead shark!!! I mean, did you people read this article! I never mentions them killing the Maco!

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  123. I love how women and girly men both cry about how horrible it is to kill animals, and yet they are eating the meat, wearing the leather and all the other spoils that come with the death of the animal. What a bunch of hypocrites! Nothing wrong with killing the shark, I doubt that anyone wasted the meat from that Mako, people at the marina know how much that meat is worth. Stop whining or get rid of all your animal products in your home. By the way, it states the shark was 18 miles from shore, do any of you morons realize how fast that friggin shark could swim back to the shoreline.

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  124. I agree with this post, if you do not have federal permits then you must use the meat and consume not sell it… or pay 100 fine for every pound killed and wasted. 700lb fish = 70,000 dollars for their combined ignorance

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  125. lets ask these block heads just what they did do with it after it was landed, other than take lots of pictures and drink lots of warm beer…………
    Bet they are stumped by the idea people are upset with them, gleen the population, they can go just like the poor shark, dress the 3 of them out and tow behind the boat, they also probably weighted about 750lbs, was that a waste or was that a necessary step to level the field in the wild?
    Help save the planet, neuter a dumbass

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  126. Sharks are not endangered. They have hurt to many innocent people. In fact we have too many of them. It might have been foolish to bring it in for weight it but it could have been for another reason if you were not their.

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  127. Makes me sick! The news reported "don't feel sorry for the shark, the meat was divided between 20 friend" once again it just makes me sick.

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  128. The best part about this entire unfortunate event is, that shark probably didn't "really" weigh that much on it's own. Swordfish are quit large, upwards of 1,400lbs + So in reality, they caught a "fat" shark that had a full belly! I recently moved to Florida and I hate it! I will be moving very shortly due to the fact that this state is so bass ackwards it's unreal. These 3 guys are the majority in this state. I'm actually surprised they didn't stick dynamite in it, laugh about the explosion and then whip out their wallets and share pics of their own sisters naked to each other. Ya no wat I meen! Again, this is from a state that said, "Arts what, Orlando doesn't need no performing arts center thing. What we gonna need that for?"

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  129. You fools are worried about 1 mako shark and the asian fishermen are killing over 70 million sharks a year for shark fin soup, the cut the fins off and throw the rest of the shark back in the ocean to just sink and die. Now that is a real problem, why dont you worry about that.

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  130. What you folks fail to realize is that a shark is a vicious man eating apex predator killing machine that only takes breaks from it's orgiastic eating of desperate Haitian and Cuban refugees to have movements. Sharks are actually occupying a niche that can readily be filled by Norwegian fishing vessels and should consequently be eradicated immediately.

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  131. "Angry over the loss of its food, it began biting the boat’s exhaust and propellers!"
    did they kill it for "sport' or as a pecauction because if they let it continue to attack the exhaust and propellers they would be in real trouble like taking on water and sinking? but if this was just for sport what is being done?

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  132. You guys cant read! The news article said it was biting the hull of the boat and the propellers. The shark was attacking them. Of course they had a right to bring it in. Also, couldn't this shark be a threat to divers, and swimmers?

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  133. So if you took away a lions dinner (in the wild) if you got close enough to do it before being killed of course.. the lion would come and try to claim back its meal????.. of course it would.. so your saying we should kill all lions as there a threat to walkers or runners?
    You'd just shot it and weigh it wouldnt you
    Small minded crap you just wrote bones.. be ashamed of your pea sized brain, pathetic excuse for a human being

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  134. first off most of the women sound like idiots on this post
    stop labeling men because of the children
    85% of the entire shark population id endargeded or threatened, mostly by Asions that think the fins will give them strenght , just like they kill Tigers and short the powered remains of thier penis because they think it makes them better lovers
    to give you an example of what the sea will be like without sharks….fire all you garbage collectors and wait for a fww weeks
    we HAVE TO STOP THE SENSLESS KILLINGOF OTHER SPECIES
    THIUS WOULD START WITH BIRTH CONTROLjust replace yourself for a generation or so
    If anyone wants to see sealife left alonge google bimini island site of bomb testing and off limits for 50 years
    its a freaking paradise

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  135. I believe that is was a horrible inhumane thing to do I think the men that killed it are faceing criminal charges afterall Macos are endangered.

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  136. TANGINA nyong mga AMERIKANO kayo. Ang yayabang nyo. Tulad ng sinabi ng presidente nyo, "We will not apologize for our way of life". Kaya pala!

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  137. why can u be happy with just the video! why would u kill such a rare creature?! the people who murdered this animal should be arrested!

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  138. Oh boy look at all the little, "I just love those Sharks," boys. What crap! If you should ever be involved in a disaster at sea, cast adrift, floating on the open ocean, just reach out and give one of those sharks a hug. Can you see past the length of your nose? Ever been outside away from your computer engaged in an activity in the outdoors? Probably not. Never been at risk, never been hungry, never have done anything worth spit, other than make observations about the world from the confines of your computer room. What bunk!

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    • a little harsh, dont be judging people you dont even know. for all everyone else here know is that YOUR some lazy butt that never leaves his/her house looking for forms to try and strike up an argument that judging by your comment you dont know much about

  139. Hail equal rights for dumb people. Glad to know that there are dumb people who scream equal rights on one hand and blab out their stupidity on the other. We are supposed to move forward in our evolutionary advancement but you have just taken it 5 steps back.
    So men have egos, and you think women don't? Come on, live up to the name of a human being in the 21st century will you.

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  140. Definitely morons. If you were a 750 pounds and a bully tried to take your lunch money I'm quite sure you would be pissed too.

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  141. Yes i agree that it is definitely wrong to kill a shark of this size or any size just for the sport. however there are MUCH bigger problem than a couple of guys going out and getting one shark. 70 million sharks are killed a year just for their fins. thats what really needs to stop. one shark from a couple ppl here and there is nothing compared to the finning industries

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  142. We are the Most Dangerous Specie in the world. We kill and destroy everything around. Who will stop us? We have to learn how to share, the world is not OURS. Love & Respect!

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  143. Stupid and selfish people are on the boat! They get the dead food from the shark and kills it when it turns to them…Nonsense killing! are there any laws to protect these creatures from Morons?

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  144. Shark steaks!!! Yum Yum , Wish I had a nice shark steak to throw on the grill. Lets get real here. Most of you eat beef, pork, lamb, and don't forget your turkey celebration. I eat what i catch. Don't worry about a shark that would gladly cut your leg off .

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  145. Sharks are in great trouble due to industrial longline fishing. Perhaps 90% fished out now. Thats 100 million killed a year. Check out "sharkwater" THe film.

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  146. I think its awesome that they could catch this thing … for all you animal lovers, let's frame this differently .. if you were in the water and didn't do anything .. well it;d still eat you

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  147. What's the 'beef',..- er, ah… meat. Hey fat heads, we are thee top predator on this world! Obviously they caught a trophy, split up and or gave away the rest. Why assume this was a senseless waste of a shark by ego-bilging morons…..How did that chicken taste yesterday? HUH!!!

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  148. I'm the same opinion as Tariq Changi. Why do we have to kill them. It is true that we eat too much fish. In some regions there are no fish or almost none left. Although the Sharks have a bad reputation, you should not kill and then eat.

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  149. If they hadn't pulled the swordfish carcass aboard to see the shark closer up, it never would have touched their boat in the first place.

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  150. It’s too bad that these gentlemen, whom I am assuming is out there to enjoy what nature is offering to them, couldn’t count their blessings by watching something so rare, like a large mako feeding, that they felt killing it would be more fun.
    If they would had recorded the feeding and submitted what they found, they would have been hailed in the marine community for capturing such an event. Instead, they acted like adolescent children, doing harm without even thinking of the consequences.
    Yes, this is the part of human behavior that will ultimately be our undoing.

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  151. First off , the shark did pose a threat . He/she was about to pull off the boats propellers and eventually sink the god-damn boat . Secondly , it never said the shark died and it never said they didn't return it back into wild-life. And thirdly , if they did kill the shark, notice that , at first, they were going sword fishing which is when you catch a sword fish and take it in for meat so what makes it less likely that they did the same for the shark ? I am not saying what they did was wrong or right (Depending on exactly what they did;this article is very vague) I am saying that people must read things with an open mind and not a hideously disfigured one . We all (hopefully) went to school for a reason .

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  152. @Ninja because the shark lost it's food because the 4 people took it. Come on a Nine year-old can figure it out (not saying I am I just knew when I was nine).

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  153. you guys are all idiots.If you watch the video and know about fish, you see that the fish that they tied to the side of the boat is a tuna of some sort (look at the tail). It's a fake video composed of numerous other videos.

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  155. Wow what an acheivement! its amazing how many ignorant d*cks there are in this world. "Looks like a tasty shark" etc…
    does it make any sense to you that the guys who "caught" this shark had no reason to do so at all. The shark was in it's OWN habitat before these d*cks came along in their boat and decide it's their job to kill it for 3 hours then drag it back to a marina to show it off and for what? A f*cking photo and a 10 second video on CNN?
    "Hey look guys, there's a shark! Oh wait it's attacking our propeller because we pretty much drove into it, we better kill it because it might damage the boat!" D.U.M.B.F.*.K.S!

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