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Giant Basking Shark Caught Off the Australian Coast [VIDEO]

A fishing trawler was surprised when they hauled in this giant basking shark.

The shark measured over 20 feet long and weighed 2.8 tons.

Watch the video to learn more and see pictures of this giant basking shark.

Wow! That is one GIANT fish.

I’ve caught a few lunkers in my day, but never anything that required a crane to lift it out of the water.

Since the shark was an accidental catch and the species is listed as “vulnerable,” the crew donated the massive fish to Museum Victoria for research and as a template for a model basking shark.

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Giant Basking Shark Caught Off the Australian Coast [VIDEO]