Spanish Researchers manages to release gigantic sunfish from tuna nets

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23rd Oct, 2021. 02:47 pm
Spanish Researchers managed to release gigantic sunfish from tuna nets

Spanish Researchers managed to release gigantic sunfish from tuna nets

Researchers from Spain posted a video of a gigantic sunfish rescued from tuna nets that weighed at least 2,200 pounds and could have weighed nearly twice as much.

The sunfish was discovered entangled in tuna nets off the coast of Ceuta on Oct. 14, according to researchers from the University of Seville’s Estrecho Marine Biology Station. It took two cranes to take the fish out of the ocean and free it.

The researchers attempted to weigh the fish, but their scale maxed out at 2,200 pounds, according to the researchers. They predicted that the sunfish, the world’s largest bony fish, may weigh up to 4,000 pounds.

According to the researchers, the sunfish was 10.5 feet long and 9.5 feet wide, making it the largest ever discovered in the area.

The sunfish was released back into the water.

On the other hand, a captain of a Florida charter boat stated he was just off the coast when he discovered a megalodon tooth measuring more than 6 inches long.

Last year, Captain Michael Nastasio of Black Gold Fossil Charters discovered a 5.87-inch megalodon tooth, but it was dwarfed by the 6.06-inch tooth he discovered last month off the shore of Venice.

Nastasio told the media, “This one I’ll keep forever for sure. I can’t take my eyes off of it.”

Megalodons, the largest shark species ever to sail the oceans, lived between 23 million and 3.6 million years ago.

The tooth, according to Nastasio, was the largest he’d ever found in his ten years of shark tooth hunting in the Venice area.