Megamouth Records 101-200

No

Date

Location

Sex

Size

Photo

Remarks

101

28 Jan 15

Pio Duran, Albay, Bicol Region, Luzon, Philippines

M

460cm

Conflicting reports say that the shark was found floating near Catundulan Point and was brought to shore OR caught in a fishing net and brought to shore. The shark was captured by 39-year-old Edgar Chavez – a fisherman from Barangay Marigondon in Pioduran, Albay – and his companions. The body was preserved and is displayed at the Albay Parks and Wildlife for scientific study

102

21 Mar 15

Barangay Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City Philippines

F

approx 365cm

103

14 May 15

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

502cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

104

15 May 15

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

307cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

105

31 May 15

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

540cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

106

2 Jun 15

Nghe An Provance, Vietnam

?

approx 500cm

107

5 Jun 15

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

386cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

108

8 Jun 15

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

456cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

109

10 Jun 15

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

535cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

110

16 Jun 15

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

521cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

111

24 Jun 15

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

440cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

112

23 Jul 15

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

290cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

113

27 Jul 15

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

247cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

114

Nov 15

Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

F

247cm

Caught with net by fisherman, butchered and eaten by locals.

115

24 Dec 15

Banderas Bay Beach, State of Nayarit, Mexico

?

530cm

The shark was stranded onshore. The body could not be recovered.

116

15 Apr 16

Owase City, Mie, Japan

F

approx 500cm

117

10 Dec 16

Mojacasabe Beach, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

F

457cm

Found Stranded on the beach.

118

1 May 17

Barangay Baluarte, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental Philippines

?

approx 300cm

Washed ashore dead. Was buried.

119

12 May 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

440cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

120

16 May 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

484cm

Caught and sold to a fish restaurant.

121

21 May 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

480cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

123

26 May 17

Kumano Sea Mie Prefecture Japan

F

510cm

Caught in a net and later released.

124

26 May 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

295cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

125

31 May 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

460cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

126

11 June 17

Pondol, Hinunangan, Southern Leyte Philippines

F

approx 400/500cm

Found stranded and died. Had wounds near belly. Photos

127

23 June 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

520cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

128

23 June 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

390cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

129

23 June 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

370cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

130

15 Jul 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

490cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

131

23 Jul 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

632cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

132

25 July 17

Shotgun, Komodo Island, Indonesia

F

approx 500 cm

133

14 Aug 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

470cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

133

14 Aug 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

470cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

134

25 Aug 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

480cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

135

25 Aug 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

420cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

136

25 Aug 17

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

470cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

137

12 Feb 18

Bayawan City Central Visayas, Philippines island of Negros

M

434 cm

Died after it was accidentally caught in a drift net.

138

3 March 18

Barangay,Balabago, San Joaquin, Iloilo, Philippines

F

?

Died after it was caught in a net.

139

22 Apr 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

534cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

140

3 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

?

495cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

141

5 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

306cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

142

11 May 18

East coast of Taiwan

M

437cm

Tagged and Released by Paul Clerkin. Tag to be recovered in November 2019

143

16 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

385cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

144

16 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

440cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

145

17 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

433cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

146

17 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

415cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

147

17 May 18

East coast of Taiwan

M

410cm

Tagged and Released by Paul Clerkin. Collected data of 242 days. Plus also 1 month high resolution tag.

148

17 May 18

East coast of Taiwan

F

565cm

Tagged and Released by Paul Clerkin. Collected data of 66 days.

149

18 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

428cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

150

20 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

455cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

151

22 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

364cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

152

22 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

368cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

153

25 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

500cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

154

25 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

372cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

155

27 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

400cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

156

27 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

445cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

157

28 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

390cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

158

28 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

416cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

159

29 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

570cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

160

29 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

465cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

161

29 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

472cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

162

29 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

404cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

163

29 May 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

436cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

164

30 May 18

Yilan County, Taiwan

F

440cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

165

30 May 18

Yilan County, Taiwan

M

360cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

166

3 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

440cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

167

3 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

463cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

168

7 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

417cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

169

7 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

445cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

170

8 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

493cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

171

8 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

399cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

172

13 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

380cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

173

13 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

370cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

174

13 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

445cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

175

13 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

453cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

176

17 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

370cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead.

177

17 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

390cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead. Shark will be put on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

178

18 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

406cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead.

179

18 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

410cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead.

180

29 Jun 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

435cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead.

181

3 Jul 18

Bantay dagat Brgy. Sto Niño Tanauan leyte Philippines

F

550 cm

182

4 Jul 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

378cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead.

183

9 Jul 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

544cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead.

184

11 Jul 18

Los Organos, Piura, Peru

M

364/411 cm

Was landed and consumed Recorded data from ecOceanica

185

13 Jul 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

460cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

186

13 Jul 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

441cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

187

18 Jul 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

425cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

188

18 Jul 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

425cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

189

18 Jul 18

El Ñuro, Piura, Peru

?

approx 370cm

too decomposed to determine sex Recorded data from ecOceanica

190

17 Aug 18

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

434cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

191

23 Sept 18

Coast of Pedra do Sal, Piaui, Brazil.

M

100+ cm

Was found dead by fishermen floating in the shallows. Consumed.

192

19 Oct 18

Talupak beach, Villaflor, Puerto Galera Mindoro Philippines

M

100+ cm

Washed ashore dead.

193

27 Nov 18

Ozamiz City, Barangay San Antonio, Philippines

M

Approx 300cm

Found in the shallows and died after a few minutes. Was buried in the sand. More Photos & Video.

194

28 Jan 19

Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

M

Approx 400/500cm

Found dead on beach. Now on display at Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium.

195

20 Apr 19

Sitio Iget, Barangay, San jose de oro, Araceli, Palawan. Philippines

M

Approx 480cm

Found dead on beach.

196

25 Apr 19

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

350cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

198

6 May 19

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

495cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

199

11 May 19

Hualien County, Taiwan

M

390cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

200

13 May 19

Hualien County, Taiwan

F

503cm

Caught in a drift net. Dead

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