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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]

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323 thoughts on “750 POUND SHARK”

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. "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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. @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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  40. 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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  42. 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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