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Depoe Bay Shark Confirmed as Great White (PHOTOS)Salem-News.com
Under State and Federal law, it is unlawful to take or possess Great White Sharks.
(NEWPORT, Ore.) - Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the possession of what is confirmed as a 12-foot Great White Shark in the Depoe Bay area this weekend.
OSP Sergeant Todd Thompson says an OSP Fish & Wildlife Division trooper was working on the Depoe Bay docks August 8, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. when a shark was brought in by a recreational tuna boat.
"The trooper says he contacted the boat occupants after they had already gutted the shark. They indicated the shark had become entangled in their crab gear and was pulled to the surface when they pulled in a crab pot," Thompson said.
"The shark was tentatively believed to be a Great White Shark and was seized."
He says the shark was released to the Hatfield Marine Science Center yesterday and positively identified as a Great White by the National Marine Fisheries Service and ODFW.
Under State and Federal law, it is unlawful to take or possess Great White Sharks. The investigation is continuing.
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