Monday, May 09, 2011

Biggest great white ever caught alive

Apache is 5.5m long. He weighs an estimated two tons. He was caught alive, tagged, and released. While scientists kind of scoffed at the idea sheer size made this shark of any particular importance, conservation also depends on capturing the popular imagination, and few things catch the imagination like an apex predator the size of an SUV.
What to read: The Devil's Teeth by Suasan Casey; Great White Shark by Richard Ellis and John McCosker; Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark by Peter Matthiessen.

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