40 Foot Whale Shark Yields $18,000 To FishermenBy: Shawn Hess - February 8, 2012
A pakistani fisherman has caught a 40 foot long whale shark. The shark weighs about 6.5 tons and was found floating unconscious about 150 kilometers off the shore. It was dead by the time it was removed from the water. It took five cranes to pull the massive fish from the water onto the docks.
Whale sharks are a protected species and are in danger of extinction. While they appear to be dangerous, whale sharks are gentle giants. The whale fish is the largest fish in the sea and spends most of its time in warm water.
The man who brought the fish in has supposedly sold the creature for $18,000.
These are stock photos of a whale shark and not the actual catch from pakistan.