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#1 Scubamoose

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:05 AM

I took these pictures in Norway, near Froya island on this summer!
They catch a lot of fish there (for sport as well as commercially) and eating some species of sharks is allso not very rare. Atleast they dont eat only fins, but the whole thing.
I saw these shakheads drying in the sunlight next to a small harbour on a very tiny island. I wasnt able to find the owner to ask what species it is, did they eat the rest of it, why are they drying the heads etc.
Anyways... I didn't like what I saw :D

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:57 AM

Those heads belonged to porbeagle sharks, Lamna nasus. I suspect they will be sold and end up on people's living room or office walls. I saw mako shark heads like that for sale in Barcelona. A fairly large head with jaws was about $100.
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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:39 PM

Very sad pictures

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:28 PM

Sad indeed!
I never got the point why someone would like a dead animal head on theyr wall - it's just stupid. Like a trophy of human stupidity...

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 12:17 AM

For your information; stockfish http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockfish is an old tradition of conserving fish, and this might also well have been a case for this shark (catching of porbeagle sharks are redlistet now afaik, but this specimen might be old; dried fish-remnants lasts very long)

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#6 Scubamoose

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 02:22 AM

Thanks for the info Even! You might be on to something here :D
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