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Posted: 6/25/2015 10:03:41 PM EDT
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/06/25/shark-spotted-off-ocmd-coast-endangered-species-may-be-injured/

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ)—A shark spotted swimming very close to the beach in Ocean City is causing a lot of commotion.
Alex DeMetrick reports, sharks have been spotted in and out of the water this week.
As summer returns to Ocean City, beach goers aren’t the only ones visiting.
A fin slicing through the water in Ocean City is not a typical site. It is a shark but not a Great White, it’s a 300-pound, 8-foot Hammerhead.
“What we’re dealing with yesterday and today is what we believe is an injured or sick shark that is staying in close to shore which is unusual behavior,” said Captain Butch Arbin, Ocean City Beach Patrol.
And its not the first Hammerhead to show up this week.
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Was at Bethany last week - crazy stuff.
Link Posted: 6/26/2015 4:25:01 AM EDT
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so... a small one, huh?
Link Posted: 6/26/2015 7:32:27 AM EDT
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Really?  Duh, that is where they live.  People seem so surprised when they hear the Chesapeake bay is loaded with all types of sharks from sandbar to bull sharks.  They even went so far as to ask VIMS to post signs around some creeks in York river to warn people that there are sharks in them there waters...lol
Link Posted: 6/26/2015 7:54:56 AM EDT
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Sharks live in the ocean.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 1:21:50 PM EDT
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NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT! ALERT THE PRESS! WARN ALL CITIZENS! WHRE IS WOLF BLITZER & DON LEMON WHEN WE NEED THEM!?!!

BOMB ALL OCEANS! FIGHT THEM OVER IN THE OCEAN BEFORE WE HAVE TO FIGHT THEM HERE!!!!!1!


( Agreed, it really is silly. We were down in SC when those kids were bitten a few weeks back. It's terrible. But also incredibly rare and extremely low risk compared to tons of other things like having an accident while driving to the beach, or drowning in a pool.)

Link Posted: 6/29/2015 3:22:23 AM EDT
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“What we’re dealing with yesterday and today is what we believe is an injured or sick shark that is staying in close to shore which is unusual behavior,” said Captain Butch Arbin, Ocean City Beach Patrol.
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Rabies.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 9:35:03 AM EDT
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Dig up Jacques Cousteau and burn his flag!
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 4:39:54 PM EDT
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True.  And around here, they sometimes swim a long ways inland.  Sometimes they even bite folks a long way from the ocean.

I just love sharkattack stories - even if real attacks are extremely rare.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 3:45:20 AM EDT
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Rabies.
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“What we’re dealing with yesterday and today is what we believe is an injured or sick shark that is staying in close to shore which is unusual behavior,” said Captain Butch Arbin, Ocean City Beach Patrol.
And its not the first Hammerhead to show up this week.


Rabies.

Unusual behavior... lol.

Maybe that explains the 45 ft hammerhead I saw in Guantanamo Bay.  Or not.

Here's a hint for ya, Mr Beach Patrol... sharks go where the food is.  They're not Ethiopians.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 1:43:26 PM EDT
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That is like those who go on nature safaris to Africa and are surprised that someone got eaten by a lion and such...  Soft on the outside with a crunchy center...
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Unusual behavior... lol.

Maybe that explains the 45 ft hammerhead I saw in Guantanamo Bay.  Or not.

Here's a hint for ya, Mr Beach Patrol... sharks go where the food is.  They're not Ethiopians.
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“What we’re dealing with yesterday and today is what we believe is an injured or sick shark that is staying in close to shore which is unusual behavior,” said Captain Butch Arbin, Ocean City Beach Patrol.
And its not the first Hammerhead to show up this week.


Rabies.

Unusual behavior... lol.

Maybe that explains the 45 ft hammerhead I saw in Guantanamo Bay.  Or not.

Here's a hint for ya, Mr Beach Patrol... sharks go where the food is.  They're not Ethiopians.



That's double the listed record for a hammerhead.
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That's double the listed record for a hammerhead.
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“What we’re dealing with yesterday and today is what we believe is an injured or sick shark that is staying in close to shore which is unusual behavior,” said Captain Butch Arbin, Ocean City Beach Patrol.
And its not the first Hammerhead to show up this week.


Rabies.

Unusual behavior... lol.

Maybe that explains the 45 ft hammerhead I saw in Guantanamo Bay.  Or not.

Here's a hint for ya, Mr Beach Patrol... sharks go where the food is.  They're not Ethiopians.



That's double the listed record for a hammerhead.

Just an estimate on the size, but as we were lowering a 36 ft LCPL, I saw the head sticking out past the bow, and the tail sticking out from the under the stern.  The eye stalks were about the beam of the boat - so ~10 ft.  

Wish I'd had a camera.
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Unusual behavior... lol.

Maybe that explains the 45 ft hammerhead I saw in Guantanamo Bay.  Or not.

Here's a hint for ya, Mr Beach Patrol... sharks go where the food is.  They're not Ethiopians.
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“What we’re dealing with yesterday and today is what we believe is an injured or sick shark that is staying in close to shore which is unusual behavior,” said Captain Butch Arbin, Ocean City Beach Patrol.
And its not the first Hammerhead to show up this week.


Rabies.

Unusual behavior... lol.

Maybe that explains the 45 ft hammerhead I saw in Guantanamo Bay.  Or not.

Here's a hint for ya, Mr Beach Patrol... sharks go where the food is.  They're not Ethiopians.


What would hammerheads near Guantanamo typically feed on?
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What would hammerheads near Guantanamo typically feed on?
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“What we’re dealing with yesterday and today is what we believe is an injured or sick shark that is staying in close to shore which is unusual behavior,” said Captain Butch Arbin, Ocean City Beach Patrol.
And its not the first Hammerhead to show up this week.


Rabies.

Unusual behavior... lol.

Maybe that explains the 45 ft hammerhead I saw in Guantanamo Bay.  Or not.

Here's a hint for ya, Mr Beach Patrol... sharks go where the food is.  They're not Ethiopians.


What would hammerheads near Guantanamo typically feed on?

There's a metric ton of various fish in there.  And God knows what the Cubans dump in there further up the bay, so the scavenging is probably pretty good for them.

Great diving right off the beach... as long as the sharks aren't around.  Short swim out, then a sharp drop off to deeper than you want to go.  Almost makes up for the base being so hideous and the BS you  have to put up with from the FTG instructors.
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