Scientists Haul Huge Great White Shark Onto Research Boat To Measure Penis

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Scientists Haul Huge Great White Shark Onto Research Boat To Measure Penis

A bunch of ballsy scientist hauled a huge Great White Shark from the sea to take some important measurements, including its penis size. Science, eh?


The shark, which measures 8ft 9in and has rows of terrifying jagged teeth, was pulled onto a ship by researchers from Ocearch who wanted to get a better look at the juvenile shark, carry out some tests and take some measurements.

In a clip you can see the men pulling it on the research boat, with one man piping up: "I've caught it in the mouth", before it's on the deck and tipped on to its side to give them a better look.


The team have to work quickly to get the data they need before releasing the Great White back into the ocean where he belongs.

Once on the ship, one of the scientists stops the shark from dying or drying out by splashing him with water; while his colleague whips out a tape measure and is tasked with the slightly bizarre job of measuring the animals two penises.

Credit:  Ocearch
Credit: Ocearch

Yup, Great Whites have two penises called 'claspers'. For anyone interested, it looks as though this shark's dual d***s are around 13-inches long.


The team named the shark Brunswich, before they released him back into the sea where he will presumably go and meet up with this shark pals and tell them all about the strange day he's had.

Brunswick was found and tagged as part of the NASFA (Northwest Atlantic Shared Foraging Area) Expedition, which ran from February to March this year.

He can now be tracked in real-time thanks to the special tag Ocearch fitted him with. Clever.


Ocearch has tagged hundreds of sea animals since 2007 and hopes to get a better, more in-depth understanding of the amazing wildlife that lives in the seas.

When it comes to sharks, the team carry out measurements and take samples from the animal including tissue, blood, fin clips, bacteria, sperm, and parasites.

You can find out more about the amazing work carried out by Ocearch here.

Featured Image Credit: Ocearch

Topics: Animals

Claire Reid
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