Story: Sharks and rays

Record-beating thresher shark (2nd of 2)

Record-beating thresher shark

Thresher sharks are hunted as game fish, and Dianne North broke the world record for a thresher shark when in 1981 she caught this one, weighing over 360 kilograms. It took her almost four hours to land it.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Other types of shark', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5327/record-beating-thresher-shark (accessed 24 February 2020)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006