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Chinese Fishermen Snare Mammoth 30-foot, 5-ton 'Blue' Shark News Service
June 9, 2007 05:36 EST

A crane being used to move the massive 5 ton beast

The shark was sold to a passing businessman

A child plays on the back of the shark on May 23, 2007.

JIANGSU PROVINCE, China -- A giant 'blue' [basking?] shark was captured by a fisher in east China's Jiangsu Province on the afternoon of May 23. The shark was 10 meters long and 1.5 meters wide with a total weight of five tons or so.

The shark was so large, a special crane had to be used to maneuver the beast.

A businessman passing by purchased it at the price of over 100,000 yuan right after the capture.