Another 2m shark caught in the East Sea… Be careful playing in the water

In line with the opening of the beach, special attention is required as aggressive sharks such as the great white shark famous for the main character of the movie <Jaws> are being discovered one after another.

The Sokcho Coast Guard announced on the 2nd that it had taken measures to ‘strengthen safety management posture’ as various types of sharks were recently confirmed in the waters within its jurisdiction. At around 5:40 am on the 1st, a fishing boat operating in the sea about 7.5km east of Susan Port in Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do found a dead shark caught in a net. It is 210 cm in length and 120 cm in circumference, and as a result of consulting with specialized institutions, it was estimated that it is a relatively weak shark. 

On the 23rd, at around 4:20 am, a fisherman found a dead shark in the sea about 5.1 km from Sokcho Port and reported it. Then, around 7:30 a.m먹튀검증., another dead shark was found by fishermen in the sea 2.7 km from Jangsa-jang, about 2 km north of Sokcho Port.

The shark found off the coast of Sokcho Port is 240 cm in length and 180 cm in circumference, and is estimated to be the same type of shark found in Susan Port, Yangyang. It was a great white shark. 

The great white shark is a typical cannibal shark classified as the most violent species among sharks with a maximum body length of around 650 cm. Great white sharks cause many casualties in beaches and seas around the world. 

The problem is that the appearance of great white sharks in Korea is becoming more frequent. On the 14th of last month, at 11:26 am, a great white shark measuring 150 cm in length was found dead on the coast of Soan Island, Wando County, South Jeolla Province. Great white sharks were caught off the coast of Suryeom Port in Gyeongju in July 2018, off the coast of Yeongdeok in Gyeongbuk in August 2017, off Boryeong in Chungcheongnam-do in June 2014, off the coast of Goseong in Gangwon-do in January 2014, and off the coast of Wando in Jeonnam in August 2013.

In Korea, there have been seven cases of casualties caused by sharks in the summer so far. In July 1959, a university student was killed by a shark while swimming at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, South Chungcheong Province. Six people have died so far.

In addition to the great white shark, there are five kinds of aggressive sharks that attack people, such as the blackhead shark, mako shark, and snake shark.

On the 11th of last month, at 10:55 am, a dead shark with a length of 126 cm was found on the beach in front of Jaguri Park in Seogwipo City, Jeju Island. On May 9, a mako shark with a body length of about 300 cm was caught in a net off the coast of Jangho Port, Samcheok City, Gangwon Province. In April of last year, a mako shark up to 320 cm in length was caught in the waters near Bongpo Port in Goseong, Gangwon-do.

It is analyzed that the reason why ‘aggressive sharks’ appear one after another in Korea is that the sea where subtropical fish species can live is gradually moving north as the sea temperature rises due to the influence of climate change. On the 16th of last month, a bluefin tuna weighing up to 160 kg was caught with a net in the sea off Jumunjin, Gangneung City. Bluefin tuna is a typical subtropical fish.

Kim Si-beom, chief of the Sokcho Coast Guard, said, “Recently, sharks have been continuously discovered in the East Sea. He urged fishermen, leisure clubs, and swimmers to pay special attention to safety and report to the Coast Guard immediately upon finding a shark.”

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