The story began in 1996 when floods from the nearby Logan River swept six young bull sharks into a 51-acre, 50-foot-deep lake near the golf course’s 14th hole.
This summer, during a fishing trip in the Tortugas area off the coast of Florida, a shark chomped down on a red snapper, which was on its way to possibly securing an IGFA all-tackle world record title.
A purported 30-foot great white shark sighting has sparked global intrigue and debate. Captured on video, the colossal creature raises questions about the the potential enormity of great whites.
While the average size of bull sharks is between 5 and 9 feet and 200 to 550 lbs, bull sharks can reach a maximum size of 11 to 13 feet and 700 to 1,000 lbs. The world’s biggest sharks can be found in the Florida Keys, the Gulf of Mexico, the Indian Ocean, and Australia.
While the average size of hammerhead sharks is 8 to 12 feet and 300 to 550lb, they can reach a maximum size of about 16 to 18 feet and 1,300lb. Female hammerheads tend to grow larger than males and can outgrow them by several feet.
While the average size of tiger sharks is between 8 and 12 feet and 500 to 1,000lb, these predatory fish can reach a maximum length of 18 feet and an approximate maximum weight of 2,000lb.