What lurks beneath

shark in wave I just got this cool photo in my email from a visitor (Amy Lothschutz-Hughes). When I first saw it I was sure that it was a hoax. Turns out it's real. But it's a dolphin in the water, not a shark. The photo was taken by photographer Kurt Jones.


Posted on Wed Jul 16, 2003


I've seen the video of this on one of those shows on tv. They show a young South African surfer riding THIS wave when two sharks attack and badly maul his arm (or leg)! They replayed the video several times and it looks damn real to me!
Posted by golly  in  Canada  on  Thu Apr 22, 2004  at  12:55 AM
i think that the dolphina are real they always travel in familys.
Posted by megan  in  nashport ohio  on  Tue Sep 07, 2004  at  12:02 PM
Follow the link that was provided in the original post - the one that says, "Turns out it's real." (http://www.surfshooter.com/DolphinInfo.html). That link takes you to a web page by the photographer, and the PHOTOGRAPHER says it's a dolphin. He ought to know.
Posted by Richard Benke  on  Wed Oct 27, 2004  at  12:38 AM
it is not a dolphin. you can tell by the tail fin. mammals have hips and a pelvis, therefore, the tail fin would be horizontal for the up and down motion of swimming mammals (like whales); not vertical for the side to side movement of fish.
Posted by sodowdy  in  houston, tx  on  Thu Apr 20, 2006  at  03:38 PM
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