750 pound shark? Yes, you heard me right. A 750 pound shark was caught off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Actually, the shark weighed 748 pounds, but the media frenzy surrounding the catch is making people curious about the 750 pound shark making headlines.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, some fisherman saw a 10 foot long, 750 pound shark feeding on a swordfish. Using the swordfish as bait, the fisherman trapped the shark and took it back to the marina.
I have no clue how the fishermen caught the 750 pound shark, but I do know one thing: I would never try it.
If I saw a 750 pound shark somewhere other than a zoo or SeaWorld, I would freak out. However, the fishermen not only kept their cool – they took over 3 and a half hours to catch the shark and get it in their boat.
What is the 750 pound shark’s fate? Unfortunately, the shark did not live much past getting caught by the fishermen. But the fishermen, identified as Jamie Bunn, Danny Massa, Jeremy Huston and John Monti by the Sun-Sentinel are said to have “plenty” of steaks.
I have never eaten shark meat before, and it’s not something that is on my list to try. However, I can only imagine how much meat would be provided by the 750 pound shark. If the shark is healthy, the steaks are probably very delicious – if you like that sort of thing.
Many people are afraid of shark attacks. I know a shark attack would be the first thing on my mind if I saw a 750 pound shark. However, your chances of being bitten by a shark are less than your chances of getting bitten by a New Yorker, according to BugBog.com.
Sharks don’t usually crave human meat, as they prefer seals and fish. Many times, sharks mistake humans for seals.
If you want to scuba dive, snorkel, or do anything where you run a risk of getting bitten by a shark, here are some tips on how to avoid disaster:
– Don’t go too deep in the water. Sharks – especially a 750 pound shark – feed in deep waters
– Don’t go alone. Sharks are lazy and like easy meat. A group of people is more likely to deter a hungry shark.
– Don’t swim in murky water. You won’t be able to spot a shark until it’s too late.
– Wear neoprene. This makes you taste not as good to a shark.
– Don’t go in the water if you are bleeding. Sharks smell blood from a mile away. This means that women should not go scuba diving while Aunt Flo is in town, either.
Hopefully, I will never see a 750 pound shark face to face. It’s amazing that four fishermen in South Florida were able to catch a 750 pound shark.