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Links from the Times for May 18: Hammerhead shark

Guide revels in record for 1,060-pound hammerhead shark while others revile him

Bucky Dennis knew people would be mad when he reeled in a world-record hammerhead shark.

This time of year, a shark as big as this one was likely pregnant. Nobody wants to kill shark babies. But Bucky is a competitor. He already held one world record for shark fishing and he wanted another. And you can't weigh a 1,000-pound shark on a 20-foot boat. You have to kill it, haul it ashore, hang it on a really big scale and smile for the picture.

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