Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Just when you thought the only sharks along the Potomac are in Congress.....

Eight-foot shark caught in Potomac River

Fisherman Wily Dean was trying to catch cow-nosed rays in Southern Maryland's Potomac River for a marine biologist this week, but he ended up netting an 8-foot-long bull shark.

This adds new complexity to my plan to dive the World War 2 German U-Boat, U-1105 sunk in the Potomac.

Bull Sharks - Carcharhinus leucas can survive in fresh as well as salt water and some have even (thankfully only very occasionally and rarely) been found in Lake Michigan.

The comments in the linked to article are pretty funny, with quite a few from bleeding heart greenies that would wet themselves if they ever saw a bull shark in person. That is, of course, if they had time to wet themselves before this apex predator showed them what the maritime food chain looks like.

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