15-Ton Prehistoric Shark Captured Off Coast Of Pakistan

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Karachi | A giant prehistoric shark previously thought to be extinct for more than 20 million years has been captured by local fishermen off the coast of Pakistan, reports the Islamabad Herald this morning.

The giant creature first thought to be a great white shark was rapidly declared by experts to be an unknown species of shark as it’s great weight and size were unheard of. Analysis of the teeth suggests the shark to be a parent of the Megalodon, an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 28 to 1.5 million years ago, during the Cenozoic Era.

The sea creature that measures an incredible 10.4 meters and weighs an astounding 15.6 tons is the largest living shark ever caught to date, great white sharks reaching an impressive 7 tons at full growth, a size that is no match for this giant prehistoric shark that can reach an imposing 20 meters in length and possibly weight up to 30 tons, depending on estimates.

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More than 20 local fishermen were needed to haul the giant beast onto the shore before authorities later brought heavy machinery in

“This is an incredible opportunity to work on a real specimen instead of trying to figure out the whole picture from different fossil composites” admits Smithsonian paleontologist Jeff Mayor, visibly enthused by the discovery.

The specimen was revealed not to be fully grown and is estimated to be 2 or 3 years old and already twice the size of a full grown white shark, which takes 5 years to reach its full growth.

A quick autopsy revealed the creature lives under great depths, feeding on giant squid and other fish not commonly found near the surface, which makes the discovery even more incredible to experts.

“Are rising sea temperatures forcing these beasts to come up closer to the shores or was this animal simply hurt and suffering from a disorienting handicap, these questions are left unanswered” claims local marine biologist Rajar Muhammar.

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The giant sea creature had a total of 276 teeth in its jaws, spanning 5 rows with it’s biggest tooth measuring an incredible 15 cm

The recent discovery has raised great enthusiasm from experts abroad who are pondering the fact that other thought to be extinct species might still be dwelling in the depths of the seas. “This is very exciting news for the future of ocean exploration as technology is permitting us to go deeper and deeper every day” explains marine biologist Suzan Chopper from the University of Sydney, Australia. “I just don’t know how well our submarines would do against a giant monster like this” she adds.

12 Comments on "15-Ton Prehistoric Shark Captured Off Coast Of Pakistan"

  1. Well fisherman , another great living giant that you have killed for what ? I am a great lover of sharks and seeing this makes me sick , serious think of how old is this shark , how many more sharks are we going to kill and tell me what are you going to do with this shark now , seriously your f….d up
    You guys make me sick
    Franck

    • you are an idiot!

      they estimate this shark at 2 or 3 years old. that’s all, big deal. or did you think it was like millions of years old or something ignorant like that?

      also it’s got a mom and dad and who know how many others swimming around down there.

      and you don’t know how they caught it, maybe it was in a net and it was dead before they even saw it. and what are they gonna do with a dead shark? ..you dumb ass, they are fishermen in a poor country trying to make a living, surely they sold it to buy food and pay bills.

      i bet the thing fed on dolphins and baby seals and puppies and stuff like that ha ha you pathetic fucks gotta criticize everybody for everything they do.

    • omg. this.

    • we kill them to provide you with a delicatessen….
      most people eat it on a daily basis….just wondering if you would still be such a big fan of them if you were attacked……

    • Yeah ,it`s not likely any of these idiots have 1/2 a brain ,. The shark is dead ,doesn’t matter how it got that way ,what matters now is learning as much as possible about it ,before more of them come closer to the surface ,and start knocking over boats too eat who`s inside .
      As far as preserving it ,or letting it live , as fast as the ocean is being polluted , not to mention irradiated by Japans power plant disaster,. There won`t be anything left living in the ocean in another 30 years anyway.

  2. Oh look… a giant prehistoric shark thought to be extinct. Let’s kill it!

  3. plenty more fish in the sea, thats wot i say

  4. Ya shoulda have seen the one that a got away…

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