KITTY HAWK -
A visitor to Kitty Hawk snapped this photo, purportedly of a shark in the breakers near the shoreline.
The photo, which Marlo Johnson said she snapped from the beach near Kitty Hawk, also features her nephew and her daughter.
Johnson said she also sent the photo to a marine science lab to see if they can review it and tell her exactly what type of shark it is.
"Shortly before this, we had seen dolphin running and this is what we thought we were taking pics of," Johnson said. "I have the picture in the hands of Virginia Institute of Marine Science for verification, but this sure doesn't look like a dolphin to me."
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Aug 7, 2012, 04:13 PM #31
Aug 7, 2012, 04:23 PM #32
^^^Looks like a Dolphin to me, but the dorsal fin does look rather upright and sharp. Could be a Blacktip?
Aug 7, 2012, 05:23 PM #33
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That's NO dolphin!
Aug 7, 2012, 08:46 PM #34
I believe it, seen plenty at The Inlet down here, and when i'm on my SUP I see waaaaaaaay more. The water is typically very clear on the north side of the Inlet so tons of things to look at, south side is normally murky and where most bites occur, no surprise there. Seing 6-8 dolphin catch and ride a wave along side of me a couple weekends ago opened my eyes big time, as they just came out of nowhere, but one the coolest thing to ever happen to me in the water, thankfully they are the friendly type.
Aug 7, 2012, 09:02 PM #35Senior Member
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There's a lot of wildlife down there
Aug 7, 2012, 09:25 PM #36
I'm pretty sure that picture is of a dolphin. Looks like the water is distorting the head and lower fin. Also I have never heard of a shark with that growth on the tip of the dorsal fin. All the dolphins around here have that algae dangling from their dorsals.
i agree with zippy, half the people can't tell the difference, especially if they visit the ocean 1 week per year
Aug 7, 2012, 10:59 PM #39
Looks like a dolphin to me... too much curve to the pectoral flippers to be the pectoral fins of a shark. Besides that, sharks don't surf!
Aug 7, 2012, 11:24 PM #40
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shhhh. no talky sharky. shhhh