Shark Catch in Pensacola May Earn Its Place in the Record Book

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.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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