ND1976 : One that didn't get away - a Porbeagle shark

taken 2 years ago, 4 km from Brough, Highland, Great Britain

One that didn't get away - a Porbeagle shark
One that didn't get away - a Porbeagle shark
I was privileged enough to land this specimen the other day:this Porbeagle weighed in around the 230 pound mark and will never be forgotten. Found mostly in the colder waters of the North Atlantic, the Porbeagle is listed as a mackerel shark and can reach over 8 feet in length and 500 pounds plus in weight. The species is most streamlined with a stout mid section and long pointed snout. The Porbeagle has the ability to quickly change its body temperature which in turn enables it to adapt to a wide range of water temperatures. In truth this shark did get away as it was released immediately after capture, unharmed and unscathed.
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 November, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure 
Primary Subject of Photo
Fish 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ND 1992 7679 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:40.2893N 3:22.9477W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ND 1990 7679
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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