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Old 01-15-2011, 04:29 PM   #31
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Bull sharks, tigers, etc. don't have a symmetrical tail. I'd say white shark.

This links shows a big'un caught in Cuba in the 1940s.

http://www.jawshark.com/photos/great...an%201940s.jpg

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Old 01-15-2011, 07:18 PM   #32
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That tail is anything but symetrical. Look at the last page where I blew the imageup to make a cleaner outline. The coloration is not right for a white either.

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Old 01-16-2011, 01:04 PM   #33
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i would have to say a sandbar shark by the big wings hes got
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:22 PM   #34
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This link:

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/nsrc/profiles.htm

lists "bronzy" as a common color for white sharks, but not bull sharks.

It also shows that the upper tail lobe is about the same in size as the lower lobe in white sharks, but in bull sharks (and in requiem sharks generally) the upper lobe is much larger.

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That tail is anything but symetrical. Look at the last page where I blew the imageup to make a cleaner outline. The coloration is not right for a white either.

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Last I talked with Karon, she said she can't get on PFF at work. She's been on GCFC lately though.

Difficult with that picture but I agree, it's a bull. Though, I initially thought tiger; however, the upper lobe of the tail isn't nearly long enough. Definitely NOT a Mako or Great White. This one's nose is pointed and short, Mako & White's have double as much distance from eye to nose. Color's totally wrong, way too much reddish-brown, Whites have a gray back, Makos are blueish purple. Makos and Whites are much more streamlined, have longer pectoral fins and shorter pelvic & anal fins.

Also, when you see a Mako or White, you KNOW what it is, you don't have to ask!!!

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This link:

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/nsrc/profiles.htm

lists "bronzy" as a common color for white sharks, but not bull sharks.

It also shows that the upper tail lobe is about the same in size as the lower lobe in white sharks, but in bull sharks (and in requiem sharks generally) the upper lobe is much larger.

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Good link! Note the diagrams

Bull:


White:


Shortfin Mako:


Longfin Makos:

The shark in the original pic has small eyes and very asymmetrical tail, while Whites and Mako's have very large eyes and symmetrical tails.

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OK, bull shark.

The dorsal looks only about 1/4 of the way back, apparently due to the water interface.

On the link, the bull shark dorsal is about 1/3 of the way back, while on the while shark, it very nearly 1/2 way back.

I don't see how the shark in the photo can have a dorsal 1/2 way back. Plus, the eye appears small.

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Old 01-16-2011, 08:40 PM   #38
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After looking again.....that squared off nose looks like a tiger sharks nose. The snout of a is almost square and this looks like it possible could be. Either way,it is a great question for all us trying to identify it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:12 AM   #39
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It's 100% without any question a Bull shark.

Tiger sharks at this size are quite obvious, same with Makos.
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Agreed. It only takes a glimpse to identify a tiger shark due to the stripes.
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