KARACHI: The 40-foot long whale shark, found dead by a pier in Karachi, was sold for Rs1.7million on Tuesday, reported Express News.
Mehmood Khan, the owner of the Charai Fishery, said that the whale shark was spotted unconscious ten days ago, 150kms away from the fishery.
Two cranes were called in to fish the dead whale shark out of the water, which was approximately40 to 50-feet long and six-feet wide. Both cranes failed to pull out the fish and were sent back as at least three more cranes were required to carry out the task.
Later, more cranes, capable of lifting heavier weights, were called in, which successfully pulled the fish out after several hours of continued efforts.
The dead fish remained the focus of interest for the media and the curious onlookers during the whole process.
The fishermen of the area were earlier speculating that the fish was a Black Shark.