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Mako shark grabs New Zealand fishermen’s swordfish

by on May.03, 2013 at 5:41 pm, under Shark Videos

UPDATED: Thanks to reader “dangershaw” for providing a link to much more in-depth video of the event.

Some New Zealand fishermen had to fight for their catch while filming for a local television program. The fishermen had been trying to land a hooked a swordfish (Xiphias gladius) when an opportunistic mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) decided to grab a bite. Despite the shark’s best efforts, the fishermen were able to wrestle their catch away and haul it into the boat largely intact.

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