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Great White Shark Killed in Mexico

This picture has caused controversy in the Shark and Diving world for the apparent brutality and obvious killing of a Great White Shark.

The Shark had got caught in netting in a Tuna Farm, and the divers took the decision to kill the Shark as a last resort.

A newspaper article on the subject can be seen here: Diver Attacks Great White

tags: great white shark, mexico, conservation

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Comments for this Shark Photo

Comment by Dominick
11th March 2008 - 9:22

Wow, look at the guts pouring out of that Great White!

Comment by edhurly
10th April 2008 - 7:15

Man has killed more great whites that have great whites killed man. I'd say man is winning this war.

Comment by Jack
11th April 2008 - 3:42


Comment by Marco
13th April 2008 - 20:31


Comment by johnwatchtower
15th April 2008 - 14:25

bastards STOP THE KILLING ! This picture has caused controversy in the Shark and Diving world for the apparent brutality and obvious killing of a Great White Shark. The Shark had got caught in netting in a Tuna Farm, and the divers took the decision to kill the Shark as a last resort. STOP THE KILLING.invest in artificial in research and development for fin flavor agent, the chineses market is vast.

Comment by Abbey
21st April 2008 - 7:28

wow! think about that shark compared to you!

Comment by Duncan
21st April 2008 - 12:07

So, this picture has caused controversy among the Shark and Diving world, when it was caught in a fish net, clearly dying anyway, and was killed to put it out of its misery,,, (by people who probably aren't used to killing great whites, hence the "brutality")

I don't condone pointless killing, but if its going to die anyway, why not put it out of its misery to save it the bother and pain?

Some people need to realise they cant save every animal or shark out there, some will die and killing one of them may be the best option for it in the end.

Comment by Jordan
26th April 2008 - 15:58

If only sharks could fly. Life as we know it would...

Comment by Jenny
29th April 2008 - 20:57

I think I woulda killed it too! Those things are nasty. Think about it though...

Lose a limb or your life to free it...or kill it and not have to bother?

Comment by Kristin
21st May 2008 - 16:53

It's a shame that things like this have to happen. A tuna net, find other ways to catch tuna without harming sharks. Great Whites are endangered to begin with, carelessness like this does not help. There has only been like what, 300 Great White attacks since the 1800's, sharks attack because they think that we are FOOD, they cannot tell the difference between a seal and human.

Comment by catherine
22nd August 2008 - 17:59

so cool

Comment by Shoshy
22nd September 2008 - 18:56

And people wonder why they're coming in and attacking swimmers on the beach. They might not be human, but you just killed someones Dad, Mother, Brother, Sister. Just because it's a creature we can't understand. And why didn't they just cut their netting instead. Netting can be repaired. When lives are taken that can't be fixed no matter the species.

Comment by robert
7th October 2008 - 15:49

i think this is so cool i mean why wouldn't anyone like it sharks are killkers man i mean don't even get me started shark's have killed way more people than people have killed sharks for instanse jaws sharks were getting killed no dissaproval about that so why have disaprovall about this imeam there is no point in it. imean if shark can kill people people ought to have a rite to shark's!!!!!!!!!!
that all i'm sayinf
peace out

Comment by Rob
27th October 2008 - 11:24

You can't talk sense to fools. one film made and before you know it we kill every one we come across.

Comment by
1st December 2008 - 6:39

i hope those divers get eaten by another great white...........slow and painfully maybe they could get torn in half then eaten alive.

Comment by BRENDA
11th December 2008 - 17:22

thats sick STOP KILlING sharks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Marleene
24th December 2008 - 17:16

If they werent outing hunting the poor tuna, they never would of had this problem to begin with pfff

It's okay, sharks outlived the dinousaurs, and they shall do the same with us...

Comment by cynder
25th December 2008 - 18:34

that is not guts dominick that is a part of the fishing net!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Dale Ng
29th December 2008 - 13:26

Such a magnificent creature brought down to such a sorry state. How can men be so cruel. What crime has the shark committed to warrant such suffering?

Comment by kirsten patrick
19th January 2009 - 8:56

hoooley hell look at that shark i hope now one died cofcof

Comment by baby girl
19th January 2009 - 10:53

my saying is kill 1 save 1000 and in this passition i would kill it to beacuse would you want to get eaten by one of those...????
well i wouldnt so ya it makes sense

Comment by lauren
23rd January 2009 - 16:09

yall are sooooo stupid to kill sharks i mean its not like they are man eaters if you get bite by one it is your fault your in their enviorment not on land that is how they live these creatures are sooooooo beautiful if you would just take a moment to get ot know them and it is not like alot of people get klled by them i mean come on people get real!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Sam
23rd February 2009 - 23:51

We have a right to be in the sea, just because they live in it doesn't mean we can't go in there. I have an irrational fear of these creatures so seeing one like this doesn't make me feel bad, but in saying that, I don't think killings like this are necessary at all. Only in my opinion you bite us, we bite you back!

Comment by cody
4th March 2009 - 1:36

that is discusting

Comment by Justin
10th March 2009 - 18:28

Wow. Horrible. People always thinking that sharks are just mindless man-eating machines. Your more likely to die from a bee sting than get eaten by a shark. Then only like 30% of the attacks on human are fatal. Then sharks are a big help to the ecosystem, without them who will keep the ocean clean of decayed animals. I want to be a shark bioligist and study more about them. If people keep killing them i probably wont be able to pursue my 1st dream.

Comment by jason
23rd March 2009 - 23:41

Most of you complaining about man being in the sharks domain and blah blah blah are lame. WE ARE THE RULRS OF THE WORLD. WE GO WHERE WE PLEASE. ty

Comment by brody
7th April 2009 - 18:07


Comment by thenacu
8th April 2009 - 17:37

this is wrong on so meny levels. would u like that if u were that grate white

Comment by
9th April 2009 - 15:09

did them dumb measure it for science or did they just throw it away like all wasteful fishermen

Comment by Matt
27th April 2009 - 11:10

That is not right sharks are harmless if you get to know them and you dont get them aggitated so why kill them? i want to study sharks stop killing my dreams!!!

Comment by sarah
28th April 2009 - 7:14

YOU SHOULD NEVER KILL A GREAT WHITE THEY ARE HARMLESS.sharks dont know that your human and your not a seal they eat fish and dont eat humans.

Comment by Jeremy
8th May 2009 - 22:26

This is really a horrible act. Humans should also respect the rights of animals to live freely and peacefully just like what human wanted. The government and all institutions and citizen must condemn such act of cruelty to animals and these shark hunters must be punished under the law.

Comment by Kirsty
14th January 2010 - 11:19

This is absoloutly sick and angers me so much, people know very little about sharks and should respect them a hell of alot more until they realise just how amazing the creatures really are.

Comment by mandi
15th January 2010 - 20:48

I think it is wrong to kill a shark for no apparent reasoning its just not right its not like sharks kill man on purpose were in there home we know the risks of being in the ocean and when they do attack man they usually are just seeing what we are and they have been on earth longer than us so they have the right we kill way to many animals just so we can build homes or whatever without thinkin this was their home first and were the ones intruding> this is just my opinion

Comment by Mimi
1st February 2010 - 15:37

Sure sharks kill people sometimes but it isn't necessarily their fault. They think you are a seal and they go in to kill you. They take a bite and realize that you aren't a shark but the smell of blood is just to much. Humans kill more sharks than sharks kill humans. The average of people dying from a shark attack is very low. They cause damage, yes, but we cause double. They used to roam the earth freely but now they are surrounded by boats, fishing nets, and people who just don't like them. We also take all of their food. If we could simply cut back slightly on the number of fish we take from the ocean then maybe the sharks would be less hungry and less likely to attack. And don't even get me started on surfers. Yeah, they just want to catch some waves but they are practically asking for trouble when they surf in waters where sharks definably live and the surfers know that they aren't alone. We just need to be more aware of sharks and all animals for that matter. If you have a problem with this, feel free to yell and scream all you want and maybe I'm 1 out of 1,000,000,000 but I believe that this is the way we should live: with the beasts instead of without them. Good lord am I preachy!!!!!

Comment by Lexy
20th February 2010 - 18:52

I think Sharks are amazing and they shouldn't be killed for their fins and then THROWN BACK IN THE WATER. I mean that is just sick and cruel...

How would you feel if you were killed just for your eyes or your arm or whatever?

sharks are still amazing1

no animal should be killed for their body/skin

Comment by Jonas
8th March 2010 - 0:34

Why is everyone getting so carried away? The divers killed the shark as a last resort!!

It was caught up in tuna netting so may have been injured anyway.

Perhaps the biggest elephant in the room is the number of dolphins that are killed in these nets every year!!

Yet people still want to eat Tuna don't they!!

Comment by Eli
10th March 2010 - 15:23

they should have just let it die in the open water, then it would have sustaned other fish and sharks. Besides, they probobally killed it for a trophy.

Comment by Lee
17th March 2010 - 12:18

Comment by skatergurl479
18th October 2009 - 19:33

Are you a self-loathing human? Why would you accord humans any less respect than any other species on the planet?

If you are pointing out that a human is no match for most apex predators in a hand to hand (paw/fang/flipper) match up, then you are stating the obvious. Human kind has developed it's weapons to protect and to hunt. We are simply better at it than any other species on the planet. This does not make us any better or any worse than the Great White, Grizzly Bear or Crocodile. Those species will happily eat you if they get the chance. They don't do it out of malice. They are hungry or curious or defending territory.

Do you realize other animals go to war? Ever seen cute and cuddly chimps go after colobus monkeys? The chimps form hunting parties, rile themselves up and go for monkey. Male chimps sometimes offer up the meat in exchange for sexual favors. Does that make the chimps fiends? No, they are simply animals. BTW: Male primates are known to rape female primates... (and I don't mean human primates) doesn't make it right but other species do it too.

Ever seen a cat "play" with a mouse? The cat kills the mouse slowly and makes a game of it. It is pretty cruel too.

So let's see... jumping random species - check. Raping females - check. Torturing - check.

And finally - bringing dinosaurs back. You hope to see the human races exterminated by dinos? Do you really think the human races' weapons would be ineffective against dinosaurs? We'd be selling dinosaur steaks in no time. We'd probably ranch the herbivores.

Comment by mahanasundaram
26th March 2010 - 7:41

dont kill the shark

Comment by Mary
29th March 2010 - 4:57

THANKYOU ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE YELLING AT THESE PEOPLE FOR KILLING THE SHARKS sharks don't want to eat us (we are gross duh) they think we are a seal, sea turtle, sea lion (fish animals) the only mammals they want to eat are whales and doplahins (sorry i am a bad speller) PLEASE STOP KILLING THE SHARKS

Comment by aj
17th April 2010 - 15:55

people STOP KILLING SHARKS because many people think that sharks are mostly killing us but we are mostly killing them and the reasion why that kill us is because we kill them plus it is there instimk

Comment by dejah
22nd April 2010 - 8:44

wow thats a big shark i wonder wat in its mouth

Comment by Tyler
7th May 2010 - 12:47

That looks gross!

Comment by Angela
9th May 2010 - 6:02

sick that is just SICK !!!!!!!!!

Comment by Ally>:)
19th May 2010 - 10:14

they should stop killing shark some spices are almost extinct.SO they should stop.And I love shark's.And most shark's are harmless.and they still kill them for fun. when I grow up I want to make them stop.And plus great whites are my favorite.and how would they like it if they got killed?


Comment by Christian
21st May 2010 - 10:57

i myself have swam with sharks there is no reason to have done that, be it me on that i boat i would drop you all in the water and let the shark eat you all for the brutality enforced on that great white.

Comment by Tara
23rd June 2010 - 11:42

If you ask me they all need to be killed. Why don't you look up the many people that have lost their lives due to these monsters. One poor man was attacked by two of these at one time. They are deadly and yet you say poor monster.. What is wrong with you? These things are deadly!!!! They just saved someones life by taking this thing out.

Comment by guy
28th June 2010 - 0:08

i mean come on that shark had to be killed if it haddent it would of been a pain for those divers because the shark would of came back to eat them and there would be aq massive hole from where the shark was cut out of. to all you greenys try getting in the water with that thing swimming around i wouldnt with out a powerhead. who cares if 1 shark was killed just think about how many great whites and other sharks are killed by long lining and shark fishmen. ok greeny so get of the tuna fishery back.

Comment by Magdelene DeSade
2nd August 2010 - 20:25

i wish they could have saved that shark it would be a good one to tag to study more about the godzilla of the shark world

Comment by richard fawell
3rd August 2010 - 22:25

good job--finally someone is doing something to protect human beings from being either killed or maimed for life. look, human beings are more important than a damn shark--especially one who is killing people!!! wake the hell up everyone!!! we need shark nets asap lke the rest of the civilized world

Comment by Stupid people
6th August 2010 - 17:44

wat the heck!? people shud be killed for wat they did! especially killing animals like these! wat the heck seriously!?? gosh people!! leave them alone! and stop killing animals!!

Comment by Mark Zierman
8th August 2010 - 22:30

Glad to see it KILLED congrats on the humans for showing this evil monster who is boss. Too many of them around in our seas these days so good to see we are doing our bit to keep great white numbers from soaring to dangerous levels again. ITs probably too late they have recovered to the point that there is nearly one for every 1000 bathers. Fact. Besides its just a dumb fish anyway, who cares, all you greenies should be happy as killing that one fish has saved 200 seals a year. Oh hang one, stop dopnt kill the great whites id rather more seals be dead, dirty smelly poo sniffers, crapping all over my precious Australian rocks.

Comment by Jamie
10th August 2010 - 18:17

@Comment by edhurly
10th April 2008 - 7:15

Man has killed more great whites that have great whites killed man. I'd say man is winning this war.

I SAY : Man winning this war is NOT a good thing . WE NEED SHARKS .
They hold together a vital and fragile ecosystem .
Without them all our world reefs would plum it . And seal would over populate .
Great White Sharks are the only sharks that prey on Seals .
AND to the douche bag above .
"Greenys" are correct .
U are the kind of bastards that are making this OK .
Its not OK .
Its disgusting .
People are kill happy idiots these days and they dont care what their hurting as long as they get a trophy for it .
your the kind of person who is the reason ALL shark hunting isnt illegal .
And . people do swim with sharks . AND AREN'T INJURED .
Its just 1 shark ?
How about I kill someone close to you and say " oh well ,
Its just 1 person ? Whats the big deal ?"
The big deal is that 1 shark can make a HUGE difference !
We kill so many that 1 shark could save a species .
Im not just talking about THIS one shark in particular Im talking about all of them .

Comment by Kitty
21st March 2011 - 10:44

Shark's are very important in our Eco system. You should watch shark week in national geographic or in Discovery. I'm afraid of sharks but they are the most beautiful creatures in the sea.. They don't really harm people but they think we are seals because we look like one when we are in the water. They are very important to us specially the great white sharks. I still dont know what the reason but If they are all gone there's a huge impact that will happen on earth. I may sound exaggerating but it's true.

I hope that we can respect every creatures on earth. And on the first place we shouldn't go in there territory. We have the right to go to the beach but if you already know that there's a shark in it.. why go? why risk your life. Sometimes the victims are the sharks but we people always blame them. We should be aware of everything.

The people who got bitten (no offense) is actually the one to blame, not the sharks. They know what's beneath in the sea but they still go swimming or surfing because they think they are cool or whatever. But they are already aware that the sea that they went to have sharks. I dont know if they are stupid or what.

Florida, mexico , carribean, africa, australia, this places are where you can find great white sharks or other sharks. People know it. But they still go and swim or surf. Event though they know how dangerous it is.

So think about it..We should blame the sharks people.
People always think everything is adventure. So when they lost a limb or leg they blame the animals. so wtf!

Use your brain, Killing didn't actually came from god.. Everything should be love and respect. If you hate it then just learn to respect it. that's it.

Comment by Chernov
24th March 2011 - 23:34

Stop the mindless killing great whites only eat fish and seals. They attack us because we look like seals if we are swimming on a board.

Comment by Sons-of-Blanda
28th March 2011 - 1:09

There's a species that I seriously thirst for extinction.

Comment by
20th April 2011 - 19:22

This iS VERYYYYYYYYYYYYY MEAN Nd iM Sooooooooooo Upset 2 See Dat Shark Lik Dat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Nd Then They Are All Smiling Ughhhh So MEAN!!!!

Comment by sean
9th May 2011 - 22:02

I think that this is an awful photo. These people say that killing it was a " last resort." How do we know that there last resort was there only resort? If I was in that situation i would have made sure that all other solutions had been thought out and seen if they would work. Killing the shark wouldn't cross my mind unless all other angles had been worked out and. I am also disgusted by the fact that they thought the best way to kill it was by suffocating the pour beast. It would be just like someone shoving your head under water and depriving you of one of the things you need most to survive. AIR

Comment by daniel
11th June 2011 - 10:32

why are people that kill sharks so STUPID???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by dasha
18th June 2011 - 13:57

Stupid!!!! why would u do somthing like that .I WONDER .........WHAT IF WE WERE SHARKS ????????????

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