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Potential world-record hammerhead
shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico

Updated: June 2, 2006, 10:59 AM ET
By Joe Cermele | SaltWater Sportsman magazine — May 25, 2006

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On May 23, skipper Bucky Dennis of Port Charlotte, Fla., watched a massive hammerhead shark chomp down on a stingray he was live-lining in Boca Grand Pass.

By the time he and his crew had secured the fish, nearly six hours had passed and he found himself 12 miles offshore in his 23-foot flats boat.

Although Dennis guessed that the fish reached the 1,000-pound mark, it wasn't until the shark hit ...

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