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Shark Photobomb: Shadowy Monster Slips Into Pic of Boys in Surf
« on: December 30, 2013, 09:01:49 AM »

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Re: Shark Photobomb: Shadowy Monster Slips Into Pic of Boys in Surf
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 09:26:24 AM »
Of course, I told my kids it was dolphin, as we live at the beach and are in the waters here almost daily."

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Re: Shark Photobomb: Shadowy Monster Slips Into Pic of Boys in Surf
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 11:08:30 AM »
Blue Shark?
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Re: Shark Photobomb: Shadowy Monster Slips Into Pic of Boys in Surf
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 11:48:23 AM »
I know it's scary, but that is a really cool pic!
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Re: Shark Photobomb: Shadowy Monster Slips Into Pic of Boys in Surf
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 12:36:13 PM »
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Re: Shark Photobomb: Shadowy Monster Slips Into Pic of Boys in Surf
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 12:39:22 PM »
Blue Shark?

Too big and they usually don't troll the surf line looking for snacks.  Can't be sure but it is big enough to be a Great White; I have no idea how likely that is, but for certain that is one big fish....


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Re: Shark Photobomb: Shadowy Monster Slips Into Pic of Boys in Surf
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 01:12:45 PM »
Photoshop?

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Re: Shark Photobomb: Shadowy Monster Slips Into Pic of Boys in Surf
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 01:18:00 PM »
That's not a shark, it's a dolphin.  Look at the tail.  Sharks have vertical tails, the flukes point up and down.  Dolphins (like all whales) have horizontal tails, the flukes point sideways.  It also has the same arch between the dorsal and the tail that dolphins have, indicating that it's swimming in the normal position, not on its side - something that the dorsal fin itself should make clear.

It could be a photoshop, but in either case, that's a dolphin, not a shark.

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Re: Shark Photobomb: Shadowy Monster Slips Into Pic of Boys in Surf
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 01:19:39 PM »
Too big and they usually don't troll the surf line looking for snacks.  Can't be sure but it is big enough to be a Great White; I have no idea how likely that is, but for certain that is one big fish....

I would guess a Spinner Shark based on the size and shape. Spinner sharks also like the surf, they follow it close to shore to get fish caught up in it.





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Re: Shark Photobomb: Shadowy Monster Slips Into Pic of Boys in Surf
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013, 01:22:22 PM »
That's not a shark, it's a dolphin.  Look at the tail.  Sharks have vertical tails, the flukes point up and down.  Dolphins (like all whales) have horizontal tails, the flukes point sideways.  It also has the same arch between the dorsal and the tail that dolphins have, indicating that it's swimming in the normal position, not on its side - something that the dorsal fin itself should make clear.

It could be a photoshop, but in either case, that's a dolphin, not a shark.

Or the body/tail is at an angle to the viewer.

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Re: Shark Photobomb: Shadowy Monster Slips Into Pic of Boys in Surf
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 01:24:27 PM »
I would guess a Spinner Shark based on the size and shape. Spinner sharks also like the surf, they follow it close to shore to get fish caught up in it.







The tail fins are all wrong.  Take a closer look at the tail in the original pic.


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