A bull shark measuring nearly 10 feet long and weighing 624 pounds was caught Thursday night on a Mark the Shark charter in South Florida.
Capt. Mark “the Shark” Quartiano stated Friday via Instagram: “Caught in 10 feet of water off the Miami Beach hotels!!!”
The renowned guide, who is often criticized for killing large sharks, said via text message that the shark was hooked 100 yards from shore and it’s stomach contained “1/2 a tarpon, 3 jack crevalles, 1 hawksbill turtle, and 1 permit.” Mark the Shark did not provide the angler's name.
Among the hashtags used in the Instagram post: #catchingmonsters, #dangeroussharks, #maneater, #sharkhunter, and #nothinggetsaway.
The bull shark was about 70 pounds shy of the all-tackle world record.