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http://m.westbriton.co.uk/Incredible-video-footage-shows-hundreds-sharks/story-28984661-detail/story.html
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Rad. Gonna try to catch that on I-player.

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Well worth a watch. Be interesting to see what happens.

Can anyone identify this, a mate of mate took this photo about 6 weeks ago. At my local about 10 meters out from the line up. Devoured a seal then went!!! As Im one of the only ones prone and its mirky, my last session was a bit freaky. Recently someone spotted orcas so not sure???

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Everyone is prone when they're paddling meht. [smile]

I don't think it's an Orca as there's what looks like a second dorsal fin so looks sharky.

Here: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ia/species/sharks/fin_guide.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwi9tP2piuHLAhVFg4MKHe40Dq8QFggdMAA&usg=AFQjCNGOCFo6VMgeHATXkDIXVd-q1LlZfg&sig2=Svt2IAYOGoPJ3fEATSO2lQ

Pretty upright so Thresher perhaps? Or Mako but early for both I think. I'm no expert though. Are you sure it ate a seal or was your mate on the fungus?

Don't worry about it though. [smile]

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Hadnt been on the seaweed.Yeah def ate the seal, hed just come in on a boat, two of them watched it breach then finish it off. Hes lived here all his life never seen anything like it. Im cool. Enjoy yout trip.
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You/he need to tell Shark Trust.

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Rad, gotta be a decent size to be chowing seals and not sure which species other than the obvious take prey that big? Actual evidence that whites are present in UK waters?? Definitely not Orca as G said, love to hear if anything else comes from it.
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I think Mako sometimes take seals. Early for one of them though.

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Rad, gotta be a decent size to be chowing seals and not sure which species other than the obvious take prey that big? Actual evidence that whites are present in UK waters?? Definitely not Orca as G said, love to hear if anything else comes from it.


I emailed the shark trust when I saw Gs reply, still not heard anything. Ill post their reply.
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What time of day was it spotted?
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What time of day was it spotted?


Not sure Ill ask.

Heres the reply from the Shark trust.

Hi Matt,

Thanks for your email and what is a pretty interesting photo.

To be honest, its difficult to say whether the animal in the pic is actually  shark - I agree with one of the comments that the smaller fin could be a second dorsal fin and therefore something sharky - but then the main, or first, dorsal looks weird to me, leading me to wonder if its some other non-shark species swimming with a pectoral fin out of water. If it is a shark, its impossible to ID a particular species.

The claim that the animal in question killed and ate a seal is interesting. Only 1 or 2 British shark species are equipped to take on a seal in this way...

If you have any more info or better photos, I'd love to see them.

Cheers,
John
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That's interesting. What are the known UK species? Mako and Porbeagle?

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I replied with the same querie
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Here you go Matt23:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/06/great-white-shark-fears-at-uk-coastal-resort/

They say:

"Killer whales do occur off the Scottish coast and occasionally come down the North Sea. They will attack porpoises and seals" he warned.

What a feckin rag.

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