He told ABC, "I’ve caught one like it before, but never that size, not in the last 30 years I’ve been doing this. It’s a very rare fish. It’s like a big gigantic whipping stingray. It’s a dinosaur."
The Hookskate is an elusive creature, and not much is known about it.
According to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, it mostly lives on muddy bottoms of the continental slope at depths of up to 1,000 feet.
Because the creature is so rare, Mark the Shark released it back into the ocean.
But not before snapping a pic and posting it to his Instagram page. (Via Instagram / officialmarktheshark)
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