A fisherman from Karachi, Pakistan caught a 40 foot long whale shark off the coast of the Arabian Sea.
This whale shark had been swimming around the coast for the last several days and finally washed ashore.
This was no ordinary catch. It took three cranes to get this beast of of the water.
Soon after, this whale shark was sold for $18,000. The buyer plans to use the whale shark for food.
These creatures belong to the shark family and are the largest known extant fish.
Some live up to 70 years. There is no need to fear these fish because they are harmless.
The size of them can be quite intimidating.
Sadly, whale sharks are become extinct because of fishing.