Prickly Shark

 Prickly Shark fish picture

Prickly Shark, Echinorhinus cookei: Caught while fishing outside the breakwater, La Playita, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, in April 2008, water temperature 74-degrees, by a local panguero fisherman. End product of gorilla warfare between the above and a 20 to 24-foot Elephant Seal. The seal abandoned the shark as the panguero approached allowing it to be gaffed. Size about 48 inches. Photo and catch information courtesy of Eric Brictson. Description courtesy of John Snow. Identification reconfirmed by H.J. Walker, Jr., Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, Calif.

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