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.

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

  1. It says it was shot in the head, after 4/5 hours of them trying to reel it in. And yes it’s very sad. Yes they shold had tried saving it “carajo” And ofcourse they’re has to be more. we just didn’t know. Now we know they’re not extinct.. and hopefully there are no more up on surface.that way they will be save..but yeah must had been nice to visit a museum and see the poor fellow.

  2. That thing is massively Enormous

  3. That thing is massive

  4. Read the actual thing | July 14, 2016 at 1:44 pm | Reply

    OK hold up ?
    They did not kill this creature it was washed up and unconscious so stop complaining about how they killed it because THEY DIDN’T! Also even if they did they wouldn’t of made it extinct because HELLO PEOPLE ? 2 to 3 years old there is MORE out there!! And if you people read the actual thing YOU WOULD KNOW that they didn’t kill this creature. So there hope I didn’t explode your brains with this piece of information.
    Have a good life?

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