Fresno, California 2021-06-15 18:48:20 –
They caught a big catch on Sunday about a mile away from Seaside Heights Wharf.
Lille Innovation Captain Jeff Warford said they were fishing thresher sharks when they were accidentally caught.
The shark was a juvenile, about 7 feet long and weighing 110 pounds. The shark rushed into the boat, but fishermen say they arrived next to the boat and released it.
“When it started to appear, I said,’Oh my god, that’s great white,’ and we took him to the boatside, took videos and photos, cut the line and let it go.” Warford said.
They were about 50 feet underwater at the time, and shark experts say it’s a very good sign.
“This is great. Having sharks in the ocean means a healthy and healthy shark population in the ocean, a healthy ocean, and vice versa,” said Dr. Bob Huter, chief scientist at OCEARCH. Stated.
Great white shark populations are recovering, and with all of us working together, the ocean can be returned to where it should be, Huter said.
Experts say that great white sharks are currently very unlikely to cause mogi near the coast like thresher sharks.
According to the Seaside Heights Beach Patrol, there were no sightings last year, but we’re always on the lookout.
“Be careful. Keep an eye on us. We are constantly scanning the water for sharks. If we find a shark, we will pull people out of the water,” said Captain Rob Connor.
Great white sharks are moving north, so similar encounters may become more common. Sharks are protected and experts ask you to be kind to sea creatures.
“Try to handle them as soon as possible, and if necessary, cut the lead and let go of the sharks, don’t try to muscularly train the fish in the boat,” Huter said.
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