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Record-breaking mako shark catch draws controversy
Record-breaking mako shark catch draws controversy

Jeff Thomason's record-breaking catch of a 809-pound mako shark with a bow and arrow has netted a school of criticism on social media. The Texan caught the massive shark in August during a fishing trip off the coast of Huntington Beach. The shark weighed in at 809.5 pounds, busting the previous world record of 544 pounds, which had been held by Patrick Eger. Mako sharks can grow up to 12 feet long and live up to 30 years. In a series of photographs, Thomason, who describes himself as a predator hunter, is seen boasting about his impressive catch. But for some Facebook users, the catch reeks. Commenters accused Thomason of finning and destroying the ocean and its ecosystem. ...

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