15-ton Prehistoric Shark Captured in Pakistan-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A 15-ton prehistoric shark that was believed to be extinct for more than a million years was captured off the coast of Pakistan.
A 15-ton prehistoric shark wasn’t captured off the coast of Pakistan.
Photos of the so-called prehistoric shark that accompany the eRumor were actually taken in 2009 off the coast of South Africa. The photos reportedly show a monster great white shark that weighed in at 1,500 pounds and measured 14 feet in length, the Witness, a South African newspaper, reports.
The monster shark, which was described as an adolescent female, was netted off the Dolphin Coast of KwZulu-Natal. It was towed slowly to shore, tagged and released because great white sharks are protected there. The next morning the shark was found dead near the coast.