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2,000 pound Great White Shark Is Caught In Mexico

Some Montauk and Hamptons fishermen would be very, very jealous.

Two commercial fishermen have caught a great white shark 20 feet in length and 2,000 pounds in weight.

Now that’s a big fish. But don’t get too impressed, the shark was hauled in dead when it was pulled to the surface. reports: The rare catch of such a large white shark — at 20 feet it’d be among the longest ever recorded — was made in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez near Guaymas, by fishermen who thought they had merely scored a large haul of much smaller fish as they hoisted up their net.

“We were amazed and immediately realized that we had a huge, dead, great white shark, and then we thought what are we going to do?,” Guadalupe, one of the fishermen, said in an interview with Pisces Sportfishing, which is located in the Baja California resort city of Cabo San Lucas. The other fisherman was named Baltazar.

For anybody wondering, the shark featured in Jaws by Steven Spielberg was 25 feet and 3 tons, or 6,000 pounds.

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