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Mar 25, 2014 2:37 PM by WPTV - Florida

14-foot hammerhead shark caught by college students in Florida (video)

Boca Raton (WPTV) -- Some young fishermen from Boca Raton are getting national attention for catching a 14-foot hammerhead shark in Broward County.

The shark is estimated to weigh about 700 pounds.

The group called "Landshark Fishing" said they specialize in night-time fishing for large sharks.

Viktor Hluben, a Florida Atlantic University student, said he and his group released the fish after taking a few pictures with it.

They said they used "circle hooks as to ensure maximum health of the fish," according to the YouTube video description.

The video below was uploaded to YouTube on March 20 and has received more than 394,000 views so far.


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