Massive Tiger Shark Weighing More Than 1-Ton Caught At Teahupoo

Some of the local boys were out at Teahupoo the other day cleaning the reef of the invasive Crown Of Thorn starfish when they checked their nets and found this huge tiger shark tangled up in the net. The shark was dead—and huge. While seeing sharks out there isn’t out of the ordinary—you see little black tips all the time—it’s been rumored for years that there was a big tiger that lived in the area. Apparently the rumor was true. It’s kind of bummer to se a big fish like that dead, but the guys were trying to do some good so they can’t be faulted for killing it. Anyway, next time I make the paddle from the beach to the reef—a good ¼ mile—I’ll definitely be thinking about what’s lurking below…

Tiger Shark Teahupoo

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