It was a day to celebrate as Britain makes history with a fantastically unique catch.
According to reports, a fisherman caught the world’s first-ever Albino shark. And would you believe that it’s all white?
50-year-old Jason Gillespie is celebrating a fantastic catch. The fisherman managed to break records with his deep-sea fishing skills. And that’s when he snared a rare all-white tope shark species.
Moreover, Jason explains how he and some friends went out into the sea for their fishing adventures. But who knew they’d receive a surprise of a lifetime. The giant, entirely white, sea creature is around 3 feet long.
Reports confirmed how such a shark arises when confounded with leucism. This is a condition that involves loss of skin color or pigmentation. Hence, that’s why they appear all white.
The Waterlooville fisherman explains how he would usually let such a creature go. But in this case, he reeled it on board but for a good cause. Jason says he wanted to click some images, before letting it back into the waters. And we can’t blame him.
These sorts of creatures are quite rare and definitely worth the hype. Meanwhile, Jason explains the incident by claiming how he fished for 30 years. But never did he ever come across such a rare catch. He went on to say that the pigment dies out from these sharks, giving them their unique appearance.
Furthermore, Jason says that he caught the creature of the Isle of Wight. And the chances of that happening are actually one in a million. After all, ‘it’s a fish of a lifetime.’
The fisherman also explained how he never saw such a splendid shark and neither has anyone else. ‘We caught it and snapped a few clicks, before letting it go. It stayed on the boat for less than a minute,’ he explained.