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Megamouth

Megamouth Shark #32 Captured off Hualien, Taiwan

May 05, 2005


Release from: John Y. Wang and Shih-Chu Yang


Megamouth #32 has been captured and landed in the waters off Hualien, Taiwan. This specimen was a female that weighed 807 kg which was even heavier than the previous female and more likely to be pregnant. She was sold to Kwung-Tsao Shao at the Academia Sinica and was shipped directly to the Taipei Zoo for dissection. This was the fourth megamouth to be caught in these waters within a two week period.