A massive hammerhead shark bigger than the official world record was caught and released by fishermen off the coast of Palm Beach, Florida.
The shark was caught by professional golfer Greg Norman, who was fishing with Josh Jorgensen, of the YouTube channel BlacktipH. The video reveals the moment they find the monster hammerhead chasing a blacktip shark.
The huge hammerhead measured in at 175 inches (14ft and 7 inches), more than four inches longer than the International Game Fish Association world record. (The mark is unofficial because Norman and Jorgensen did not bring the catch to shore.)
Norman estimated that the giant creature weighed in excess of 1,200 pounds.
The guys even decided to jump in the water with the shark after they released it. Watch the full video below:
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@shark_gregnorman and I caught and released this massive hammerhead shark (video link in bio). This is the largest hammerhead that I’ve ever seen caught on hook and line. The shark measured 14’7” and weighed well over 1200lbs. After an hour long fight the shark was released unharmed #blacktiph #fishing #record #hammerhead #sharkfishing #gregnorman 🎥 by @fishinmacman 🖥 by @davis_bennett_ and @joshua_jorgensen Big thanks to @ryannitz for all the help and the epic photo!! 💪
Hammerheads are amazing creatures. Take a look at their bone structure via this X-ray shared on Reddit:
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