It wasn't quite the "old man and the sea" tale, but it was a tale of epic proportions nonetheless; an eight-hour fight reeled in an 800 pound, 12.5-foot long tiger shark off the coast of Port Aransas this weekend.

Kiii News Reporter Rudy Trevino looked into it and took a closer look at "shark tales" from the people who know them best -- the marine biologists at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Harte Research Institute.