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A group of Sarasota, Fla., anglers delivered dozens of hammerhead shark pups after discovering that the 12-footer they caught from the beach was pregnant. The big female hammerhead had apparently died after being attacked by another shark during the 2 1/2-hour battle. Click here to check out the full video. [ Read Full Post ]
Photo by Carl Moore; courtesy of NOAA
“It was uglier than a mother-in-law,” is how commercial fisherman Carl Moore described the rare 18-foot goblin shark he pulled from the waters off Key West, Fla.
Moore was fishing for royal red shrimp in 2,000 feet of water when he made the catch. He took photos of the strange looking creature, released it unharmed, and then reported the deep sea dweller to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — the latter of which made the agency very happy. The NOAA stated in the press release about this unusual catch: “NOAA biologists encourage people to call and report these rare sightings and catches, as the information they can collect allows them to know more about a species.” [ Read Full Post ]
Imaging having to smell the rotting carcass of an estimated 132,000-pound blue whale that’s been rolling in the surf just outside your door. Unfortunately for the 600 citizens of Trout River, Newfoundland, that stench is a reality. And a worrisome one at that because some residents are afraid the carcass might explode.[ Read Full Post ]
We're gonna need … a boat that isn't inflatable. This video from MaxAnimal shows some tourists having a great time sticking their cameras in a great white shark's face.
The party comes to an abrupt end when the shark chomps into the side of the zodiac, deflating one side of it. [ Read Full Post ]
Photo by David A. Brown
The Southern Kingfish Association, the sanctioning body for king mackerel tournaments from North Carolina to Texas that changed the face of king mackerel fishing, is up and running again. And that is a good thing for fans of the sport and competitive saltwater fishing.
There were many long faces – mine included – when SKA CEO Jack Holmes announced in late March that the organization was shutting down due to economic challenges and declining participation. Rumors of a new organization quickly circulated, but fans got something even better – new ownership of the same organization. On April 16, National Boat Owners Association, the marine insurance agency and boating membership club based in Sarasota, Fla. announces its acquisition of the SKA. [ Read Full Post ]
Here's a quick video to get you inspired for your weekend of fishing. This sweet footage shows a 120-pound tarpon hammering a fly only 20 feet from the boat. Check out Sam Root's YouTube page to see the full video.
Happy weekend everybody. [ Read Full Post ]