Teen Catches The Super Rare  Albino Swell Shark

Teen catches albino shark

Image: Chicago Tribune

Scott McLaughlin and his dad Russell never expected a fishing trip to earn them internet fame. They went on a fishing trip on March 28 in the Sea of Cortez near Cabo San Lucas where they came across an oddity that has the whole world wanting more!

“We put weights on the line and some fish on the hook and let it dangle,” Scott told the Chicago Tribune. “It started clicking, and I knew I had something when it started fighting back. It was exhausting to bring it in.”

Teen catches albino shark

Image: Chicago Tribune

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I asked our guide what it was, and he said he had never seen anything like it in 25 years of doing this,” McLaughlin said. “We kept it out of the water for about 10 minutes before releasing it. The guide was concerned it might be endangered.”

The fish was identified as an albino or leucistic swell shark, an extremely rare thing to come across.

Teen catches albino shark

Image: Pisces Sportfishing Fleet

Article: Chicago Tribune