Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Big Bump

When I bump into something while out swimming in the ocean, I often jump because it is so unexpected. This morning I was jumping a lot because there was a lot of floating debris from recent storms.

Just as I was getting used to the occasional leaf and small branch, I bumped into a shark - floating at the surface - dead. Yuck. I immediately backed off, took a quick snapshot, then swam back the way I came. After all, if it had been dead long enough to begin floating, then it had to be smelly enough to attract scavengers.

To make the photo below a little bit less gruesome, I flipped it over so the shark isn't seen floating belly-up.


  1. Don DLNR might appreciate the pic... something is causing shark attacks ... this might help explain them.. stay safe..