A sad picture of what must have been a hugely impressive hammerhead shark. It was apparently caught off New South Wales after attempting to eat a smaller shark that had been hooked earlier. Unfortunately the accompanying article from news.com.au doesn’t mention what type of fishing boat it was or what they were fishing for.
The hammerhead apparently weighed 1200kg and was 5 metres long. Experts estimate that it was 40 years old.
Self-styled shark hunter, Vic Hislop, has bought it and has yet to decide whether to exhibit it at his Hervey Bay facility. During the mid-90s after several shark attacks in Hong Kong, he was brought up here for his expertise. I’m not sure it achieved anything more than garnering him some publicity.
Anyway it’s very sad to see this hammerhead hanging up on display rather than swimming around where it belongs.
You can read the full article here.