Megamouth Shark #16 Caught in East Indian Ocean
January 18, 2002
Sources of Information:
Sopana Boonyapiwat (sopanab@fisheries) and
Department of Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Megamouth shark #16 was caught in the morning of 18 January 2002 during tuna purse seine operation by M.V.SEAFDEC in the east Indian Ocean at 02° 17.9´ S, 088° 12.7´ E. It's total length was 235 cm. and estimated weight was over 120 kg. It was a juvenile male with small claspers. The depth of capture was 150 m. (tuna purse seine depth), and the total depth at the site was 4000 m. Sea surface temperature was 26.8° C. The specimen was discarded. The date recorded on the photographs is incorrect because of a mistake of setting the camera.
All photos copyright Sopana Boonyapiwat
Sopana Boonyapiwat with Megamouth #16.