40ft whale shark washes up ashore; sold for $18,758

A giant whale shark washed ashore near Karachi fisheries harbor in Karachi, Pakistan on February 7 and was sold for 1.7 million PKR ($18,758), local media reported.

Residents gather as a whale shark is pulled from the water by cranes after it was found dead at Karachi's fish harbor February 7, 2012. A giant whale shark washed ashore near Karachi fisheries harbor on Tuesday and was sold for 1.7 million PKR ($18,758).

A man stands on a dead whale shark before it was pulled from the water by cranes as residents gather at Karachi's fish harbor February 7, 2012. A giant whale shark washed ashore near Karachi fisheries harbor on Tuesday and was sold for 1.7 million PKR.

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