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Jeff Corwin Catches Huge 800lb Stingray — See Unbelievable Pic

Fri, March 13, 2015 10:44am EDT by Lauren Cox 3 Comments
Jeff Corwin Giant Stingray
Jeff Corwin / Facebook

Whoa, that’s a big fish! TV Host Jeff Corwin made history when he captured this massive stingray, which weighed in at a whopping 800lbs. Crazy!

Jeff Corwin, 47, has just captured the largest ever freshwater fish in history. During a trip to Thailand to film an episode of his series, Ocean Mysteries, the television personality caught the giant stingray above, which he later released back into the wild and claims the beast of a fish is “thriving” in it’s natural habitat.

Jeff Corwin’s Giant Stingray: 800lb Fish Makes History

“WORLD RECORD,” Jeff proudly captioned the above photo on his official Facebook page, and rightfully so!

As you can see, Jeff is in blue on the right side of the massive stingray’s tail, taking in the moment he made history by catching the 14-foot long and 8-foot wide freshwater fish. In his caption, he claims that this is the largest freshwater fish ever caught. How cool is that?

“Turns out this giant freshwater stingray may be a world record for the largest freshwater fish ever captured! It measured over 14 ft long and over 8 ft wide,” Jeff continued excitedly, boasting about his prized capture which was found in Thailand’s Mae Klong River, reports NBC‘s WFLA affiliate. It was estimated to weigh anywhere between 700 and 800lbs!

Jeff & His Team Let Stingray Go Free

But, Jeff and his team of leading specialists and scientists did not keep the stingray for long. In fact, the photo above was taken at the moment of it’s release. According to Jeff’s post, the stingray is “doing well and thriving” since being captured solely for observation.

The stingray’s history-making capture will be featured on an upcoming episode of Jeff’s hit show, Ocean Mysteries. Can’t wait to see how it all went down!

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you surprised a stingray this big really exists? Do you think their are others that are even bigger out there? Comment below with your thoughts!

— Lauren Cox