BIG CATCH: Huge Tiger Shark Caught and Released at North Padre Island
This would be the second large shark that has been on the Texas coast in less than a month. Last month a massive tiger shark was caught off of a pier in Port Aransas which was harvested and shared among those who help bring up the shark. This big catch had a different outcome.
Over the weekend, Nick Laskowski caught the massive fish near mile marker 252, in Kleberg County. According to KRIS-TV, it took him about 2 hours to reel the shark to shore. He even got help from the Castaway Crew at the Castaways Bait and Tackle Shop. Nick then took a few pictures with his huge catch. The cool thing is that he released it back into the water. While there was no official measurement of the shark, Nick estimates that it was at least 11 feet long. You be the judge. Check out the size of this shark thanks to Glen Labowski Jr.
WHAT KIND OF SHARKS ARE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO?
The most common sharks in the Gulf of Mexico are Atlantic sharpnose sharks, Blacktip sharks, Bonnethead sharks, bull sharks,s and spinner sharks. In Texas, you can catch one shark per day according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
IF YOU'RE HEADING TO THE BEACH THIS WEEKEND:
According to a recent report by environemttexas.org, if you're heading to a Texas beach this weekend, there's a chance that you might be swimming in #2. Fecal contamination makes beaches unsafe for swimming. Possible side effects from swimming in fecally contaminated water can be gastrointestinal illness as well as respiratory disease, ear, and eye infections, and skin rash. Every year in the U.S., people contract an estimated 57 million cases of recreational waterborne illness from swimming in oceans, lakes, rivers, and ponds
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