shark 9/10/12

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by coldatlanticsea, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. coldatlanticsea

    coldatlanticsea Active Member

    Dec 9, 2011
    Yesterday in southern Maine: sitting on my board waiting for a wave when a large, dark grey, triangular dorsal fin cuts through the water about 10-15 feet from me. I paddled in without incident. Probably a basking shark,right?
  2. BOROG18

    BOROG18 Member

    Aug 24, 2012
    Major pucker factor, eh? Hope it was for your sake....and it sounds like you're hoping it was. been seeing a lot of porpoise (more then usual) this year on L.I. so maybe it was just a loner.

  3. coldatlanticsea

    coldatlanticsea Active Member

    Dec 9, 2011
    It definitely got my attention! I got a good enough look (it was pretty f***ing close) at the fin to know that it was definitely a shark of some sort. I guess they've seen porbeagles around there before, but this was a pretty big fin and I'm pretty sure porbeagles stick to deeper waters. I was just seeing if any locals had some input. I'm pretty sure it was a basking shark, in which case I wish I'd stayed in.
  4. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    It was megalodon.
  5. thetoeguy2000

    thetoeguy2000 Active Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    LMAO! Definately.
  6. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Jaws was a loner...
  7. meatloaf

    meatloaf Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    I'm alone with a dorsal fin right now. 81498683.jpg
  8. RhodyPedro

    RhodyPedro Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    Don't panic. Likely a huge great white that got tired of eating seals at the cape and decided to swim over to Maine for a respite. And remember, for every shark you see, there are likely three that have sensed you in the water because they are so much more attuned to the environment.

    In all seriosness, I too am enjoying our "healthy" ecosystem where giant predators are at our doorstep. Paddled past a black swirlling rock in the dark the other morning and got the creeps. If I'd seen a fin, I would have gotten the hell out of there too.