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Small Shark at Candlestick yesterday

 
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dmount



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:44 pm    Post subject: Small Shark at Candlestick yesterday Reply with quote

Yesterday at Candlestick, a small shark hooked to a fishing line was found.

It was a small shark as you can see below. Someone had some pliers and cut the hook. Then the shark was released back into the water at which point he swam away.


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PAmuddog



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! It looks like a juvenile Leopard Shark. It will NOT grow up to harm us as it's a bottom feeding crustacean feeder. Good job on removing the hook before release!
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beallmd



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes small leopard. Extremely common in the bay, caught all the time by the shore fisherman. Good job releasing it, completely harmless to people. Check with people fishing along the shore and you'll see they catch them all the time.
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dsgrntlxmply



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen these (along with bat rays) a number of times while paddleboarding at Bodega Harbor, when there is not enough wind to sail. They are elegant creatures.
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