Massive Tiger Shark Allegedly Caught After It Swallowed A Hammerhead Shark

by | Aug 15, 2015 | Science | 0 comments

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This massive 18 foot Tiger Shark photo is creating quite the stir in the Media. This story has not been confirmed, and it is not clear if this is in fact a legitimate photo. There are multiple versions of the actual circumstances surrounding the sharks alleged capture, which are circulating around the inter webs. Allegedly, the shark was caught by a fisherman named ‘Matthew’. He stated he had a Hammerhead Shark on his line, when this 18 foot Tiger shark came and swallowed it. Some stories referenced that the sharks death may have been the result of a kill order, based on recent shark attacks in the 7 mile beach area. Other sources stated the shark could of been caught in nets. There were also reported stories that the shark was handed over to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), which is the Australian governmental agency responsible for scientific research.CSIRO, however, told Business Insider that it didn’t have the shark and doesn’t know where the picture was taken or by whom. The agency did confirm the photo was of a Tiger Shark. The area, a popular tourist destination, has been economically effected by the recent shark attacks, which have deterred would be visitors from the beaches. Some reports have been made that there could be a group of locals who are trying to take matters into their own hands. Again, these are all unfounded allegations at the moment, and the photo, nor the incident have been confirmed as of now. MORE

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