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Megamouth



Megamouth Shark # 49: Rare Shark Specimen Captured, Only 47 Have Been Found Worldwide

November 6, 2009
Sources of Information:
Escibedi Fernando Camacho (El Mexicano)

The 49th specimen of the megamouth shark was captured by Ensenanda fishermen on the fishing vessel Famtasma del Mar about 18 miles southwest of the Benitos Islands (Mexico). The ship's captain, Eden Ruvicel and crew members Esteban Romero, Jesus Molina, and Joshua Samuel Von Borsten were those who identified the two meter long shark when it became entangled in their net.

Miguel Escobedo, a graduate CICESE, Master of Science, said this capture is of great scientific importance since it was found in the same region as the previous Mexican capture in 2006 (#38).

(Newspaper clipping from Alfonso Pringle at El Mexicano)
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