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Old 15-08-2014, 10:16   #1
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Rare Shark in Puget Sound.

Local Shark Week: 25-foot rare shark seen in Puget Sound | The Today File | Seattle Times
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Re: Rare Shark in Puget Sound.

25 feet!!!

i am totally catching it and duct taping a mast to it's back!

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Re: Rare Shark in Puget Sound.

wow, cool there are some still around. I didn't think they were that rare. about 20 years ago someone fishing off a small bridge on Harbor Island (just adjacent to downtown Seattle caught a big one! I think it was 20-25 feet. They are slow moving bottom feeders ... not sure they even have teeth.
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The article actually says that they are not so rare but I guess many have been killed off.
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Re: Rare Shark in Puget Sound.

That is pretty cool. It is always fun to see things in the water, what a sight even if it's not "considered" rare!
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Re: Rare Shark in Puget Sound.

While sailing in the Sea of Cortez, twice we sailed along with those big Whale Sharks. They were just swimming near the surface cruising along and seemed oblivious to us alongside them. Big colorful spotted beasts!
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"The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second-largest living fish, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating sharks besides the whale shark and megamouth shark. It is a cosmopolitan migratory species, found in all the world's temperate oceans. It is a slow-moving filter feeder and has anatomical adaptations to filter feeding, such as a greatly enlarged mouth and highly developed gill rakers. Adults typically reach 6-8 m in length."
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Hooray for the Puget Sound! There was also a new baby Orca whale born in those waters recently!

Orca calf born to Puget Sound resident L pod

The only place I have seen a basking shark was in the Natural History museum in Dublin, pretty ugly lookin'
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