So I asked if I could keep the last shark I saw him kill, as I hate to see things go to waste.
I planned to preserve the jaw and skin, and eat the meat (I didn't know at that if you plan on eating a shark, you must prepare the meat immediately, or the urea in its blood will cause the meat to be not so tasty).
I think that this will also work for any fish with bony/cartilaginous mouths.
A big thanks to my fellow biologist and good friend, Daniel Warren for tips and advice.
Warning: this instructable contains graphic images.
Step 1: Supplies and Materials
- Sharp filet knife
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Dissection kit or exacto knife (optional)
- Broken glass (beer bottle will do)
- Dremmel or sandpaper
- Acrylic spray coating
Step 2: Step 1: Skin the Shark and Extract the Jaw
- Make cuts along the length of the shark, along the sides (lateral) and top (dorsal) from the back of the head all the way down to the tail.
- Using your pliers, peel the skin off the body starting from the head.
- Sever the head from the body