Rare 800-pound sting ray caught off Miami Beach

An 800-pound sting ray caught off Miami Beach. (officialmarktheshark/Instagram)

An 800-pound sting ray caught off Miami Beach. (officialmarktheshark/Instagram)

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, Last Updated: 8:53 AM ET

There are plenty of fish in the sea and Mark ‘the Shark’ Quartiano has encountered a number of them.

However, during a recent expedition off Miami Beach for a Japanese shark hunting television show, he was caught off guard when he and his crew reeled in an 800-pound sting ray.

“When we first saw it we didn’t know what it was. It looked really odd … like some kind of dinosaur,” Quartiano said in an interview with grindtv.com.

After four hours was spent hauling in the sting ray, Quartiano’s crew kept it for “three or four minutes” for a few photos, and then the rare sea creature was released back into the waters.


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