Experts said that the one-tone shark netted by a Phu Yen province’s fisherman is not the cruel fish that attacked ten people in Quy Nhon.
Phan Trong Ho, director of the Binh Dinh Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, confirmed that, based on its weight, character and the bites, the recently caught shark is not the predator sought by Binh Dinh residents.
Senior fishermen also claimed that a one-tone shark can swallow a man whole, not just his legs.
Dr. Vo Si Tuan, director of the Nha Trang Oceanography Institute, said that the seized shark belongs to the black shark species.
A trader in Phu Yen province bought the shark (without its fins) at the price of 30 million dong and chopped it down to sell.
In mid-January, a number of people were hospitalized with serious injuries. The Nha Trang Institute for Oceanography confirmed that these injuries were caused by a shark, but they couldn’t specify the species.
Quy Nhon authorities have offered a cash prize of 10 million dong to anyone who can catch the shark. This is the first shark netted since that day.