A fishermen hauled in an 18 foot Megamouth Shark (Megachasma pelagios) netted in the waters off Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City this morning. Megamouths are very rare deep water sharks with only 56 specimens reported worldwide 10 of which are from the Philippines.

Fishermen haul a large fish netted in waters off Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City as residents look on. The fish was already dead when the fishermen brought it to shore at around 8 a.m. Monday morning. (Photo by Joey Yecyec, ABS-CBN News Regional)

Sources: ABS-CBNnews.com Facebook, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook, and Immanuel Adecer Haguisan Facebook

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