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.