PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A shark catch in the Panhandle could be one for the record books.
Four people were cobia fishing Wednesday when they spotted a Mako shark chasing dolphins -- possibly for lunch -- near the shore between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach.
A crew from another boat had to help catch the 12-foot, six-inch
shark that weighed one-thousand-63 pounds.
Jim Roberson with the International Game Fish Association in the Panhandle says it's a possible world record in the 30-pound line class for a short-fin Mako.
The current record goes to a 997-pound, 11-ounce shark caught in Sidney, Australia, in 1995.
The largest Mako recorded in the all-tackle division was a 1221 pounder caught in Massachusetts in 2001.
The Pensacola shark is now in a refrigerated truck and will likely be used for research.
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