Fisherman hooks great white shark off California pier

Los Angeles’ KCAL9 reports that a fisherman reeled in what was described as a “younger” great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) at Manhattan Beach Pier in Los Angeles County, CA. The shark was hooked on Tuesday (September 4, 2012) at around 5PM.

The fisherman called Eric Martin, a local aquarium director, after he that he had hooked “something big.” Martin cut the line to release the shark, which passed a swimmer without incident as it swam off.

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