A monolithic shark in fairly shallow water spotted en masse
How many are there?
I seem to see reports of people seeing gigantic sharks in shallow water every week. Is it because there are more sharks or more people recording it? This time it turns out it was a basking shark according to whdh.com. I recently wrote about basking shark sightings near Nubble Lighthouse and other places in our area. These images all seem to show these monolithic sharks in fairly shallow water near shore.
I never go in the water again
Al Lane, who caught the shark on video at Marblehead Harbor in Mass on Monday, told whdh.com that he often goes swimming there with his children and plans to go swimming in the harbor again. Not me. Certainly not. If I see anything bigger than a foot long, I am OUT of the water. My wife and I once saw a manta ray in the water while we were walking the beach on vacation and she can confirm it, I CAN WALK ON THE WATER. I was terrified. I was only ankle-deep, but I flew from there.
Maybe it’s time to get a Sharkbanz bracelet
I wrote last week about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wearing a Sharkbanz while surfing. The idea of a basking shark makes me want to buy one of these Sharkbanz for my walks on the beach. JUST ON EARTH, I WANT ONE. This is how scared I am of things in the water. Not just sharks, I have been known to jump out of my skin if algae touches my legs. My wife grew up in the country and she’s cool with possums, snakes, bugs, spiders and bats. Nothing really scares him, but I was raised in a city, and the critters and everything that I can’t see in the water seriously petrifies me. Thank goodness she’s there to catch all the bugs and I can still push her towards a shark if I was in the water I guess. If you are swimming, keep your eyes peeled for these great basking sharks. We seem to have a ton of sightings this year.