800-Pound Sea Creature Caught Off Miami
Fisherman nabs 14-foot Hookskate shark
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Nov 27, 2013 9:29 AM CST
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(Newser) – A fisherman made quite the bizarre catch off the coast of Miami over the weekend: a 14-foot, 800-pound Hookskate shark. The Hookskate is an elusive creature, typically seen on muddy bottoms of the continental slope at depths of up to 1,000 feet, and not much is known about it. Captain Mark Quartiano, aka "Mark the Shark," says he hooked the rare find while shooting a series of shows for a Japanese television network. But because it is so rare, he released it back into the ocean—after snapping a picture, of course.

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viva_yo
Nov 28, 2013 11:55 PM CST
It's said that when deep sea creatures start coming to the surface it's because of earthquakes under the sea. I hope that there isn't another terrible tsunami again.
People_Suck
Nov 28, 2013 12:42 AM CST
Cheap "Scallops" are made from Stingray wings. A round cutter punches out circles of meat then you trim the skin and cartiledge from the middle and Viola! Scallops. Tastes very similar. Don't be surprised to find out you had Ray instead of Scallops most people would not know the difference.
Estrus
Nov 27, 2013 11:56 PM CST
wondering if the captain will get hit with a fine by the EPA for not releasing as soon as he caught it since it is a protected fish, endangering the species life...