Whale shark washed up at Hawksbay

Published: July 5, 2010
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Children play with the body of a dead whale shark along the Hawkesbay Beach in Karachi on July 5, 2010. PHOTO: AFP

Children play with the body of a dead whale shark along the Hawkesbay Beach in Karachi on July 5, 2010. PHOTO: AFP

Children play with the body of a dead whale shark along the Hawkesbay Beach in Karachi on July 5, 2010. PHOTO: AFP Children play with the body of a dead whale shark along the Hawkesbay Beach in Karachi on July 5, 2010. PHOTO: AFP Local children amused after seeing the shark.

KARACHI: A whale shark was washed up on the shores of Hawksbay in Karachi on Monday.

The whale shark got caught in the nets of local fishermen, who were not able to free it in time.

Later, the fishermen dragged the fish back to shore. They said their only choice was to bring it back, as the weight of the fish would have sunk their ships.

The whale shark is around 17 feet long and weighs approximately two tonnes.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Sarah Batool Haider
    Jul 5, 2010 - 5:32PM

    Must have been a site too see! Recommend

  • S. Ali Raza
    Jul 5, 2010 - 7:44PM

    This a lot of shark meat… and some great value fins. Recommend

  • Tahyr
    Jul 5, 2010 - 8:57PM

    Aah the animals we have become !!! Instead of reminiscing about the fact that there isn’t a single qualified person to deal with these kinds of situations we are talking about “Great value fins”. Recommend

  • Osama Bin Arshad
    Jul 5, 2010 - 9:16PM

    that one big whale shark & strange its still in pieces….Recommend

  • Farooq Baloch
    Jul 6, 2010 - 12:38AM

    Happens only when I am off the shore.Recommend

  • nabeal malik
    Jul 6, 2010 - 2:29AM

    poor shark!! these sharks r already near extinction!!!Recommend

  • Azeem
    Jul 6, 2010 - 11:48AM

    Can’t we stuff it up and put it on display somewhere?Recommend

  • Jul 6, 2010 - 5:02PM

    Dr Hussain (WWF) explained that “The fish is not an efficient swimmer and uses its entire body to swim, which is very unusual. This explains why it dies upon getting entangled in the net,Recommend

  • misha
    Jul 6, 2010 - 5:13PM

    oh. too dangerous but i think it’s very exciting to see in real……………………..

    enjoy everybody

    kps@ROCKSRecommend

  • MA
    Jul 7, 2010 - 8:27AM

    An independent organisation needs to be set up, or the World Wildlife Fund Pakistan or Sindh Wildlife need to set up a new department or body to deal with situations of this kindm that is exclusively dealing with sea and marine life. This whale shark is near extinction.Recommend

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