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Megamouth

Megamouth Shark #28 Captured off the Philippines

January 30, 2005


Release from: Ms. Evie Lumingkit: Senior Aquaculturist
Nelson Gallentes: Aquaculturist II
Enn Meriell Largo: Contract of Service Worker/Documentor

DXIF Radio Station (Bombo Radyo)
Investigating Team from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-10



At approximately 10:40am on January 30, 2005, our team arrived in Purok 1A, Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City. The dead shark was confirmed as a megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios), measuring a total length of 417 cm and weighing approximately 1,000 kg. The fins were removed by unknown persons as narrated by on-lookers; three of the fins were later recovered.

Megamouth #28
© Enn Meriell Largo
(Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro City)
megamouth


Megamouth #28
© Enn Meriell Largo
(Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro City)
megamouth


Megamouth #28
© Enn Meriell Largo
(Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro City)
megamouth


Megamouth #28
© Enn Meriell Largo
(Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro City)
megamouth


Megamouth #28
© Enn Meriell Largo
(Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro City)
megamouth


Megamouth #28
© Enn Meriell Largo
(Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro City)
megamouth


Megamouth #28
© Enn Meriell Largo
(Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro City)
megamouth


Megamouth #28
© Enn Meriell Largo
(Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro City)
megamouth


Megamouth #28
© Enn Meriell Largo
(Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro City)
megamouth


Megamouth #28
© Enn Meriell Largo
(Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro City)
megamouth