Houston’s ABC 13 is reporting that an 8′, 375 lbs. shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) landed in a fishing boat after leaping from the water. The fishermen were approximately 50 miles offshore from Freeport, TX when the shark landed in the boat.
None of the men aboard the boat were injured. The shark died after being out of the water for 4 hours. The owner of the boat plans to have the shark mounted for display.
With all of the cliches that appeared in the video report, it’s surprising that a certain movie wasn’t referenced.