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Bull Shark Nursery - Pamlico Sound

Bull Shark Nursery - Pamlico Sound




Interesting read.

www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/04/16/warm-ocean-waters-bring-an-unwelcome-resident-to-the-outer-banks-bull-sharks/?utm_term=.592230351d3e


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I can't get it to open...


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I can't get it to open...

Dhart


Me too. But I have been hearing about small great whites being caught off Ocracoke lately as well...


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Try this one:

www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/04/16/warm-ocean-waters-bring-an-unwelcome-resident-to-the-outer-banks-bull-sharks/?utm_term=.cbe211f583b0


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I can’t either, but I’ve read my “limit” of WP articles.probably take the s out of https. That may work.
It’s not uncommon to find em in the sound, especially near the outsucks. They can tolerate brackish, and even fresh water.


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Just when you thought it was safe to back into the water ...___/\___

Seriously though, bull sharks have a bad reputation because they do bite readily and they do swim far up into brackish waters.


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Sorry about the link issues. I've corrected it.


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Wasn’t it just a few years ago there was an uptick in OBX/NC shark attacks after a relatively quieter year before. Might be interesting to compare those temps. I also vaguely remember several were attributed to bull sharks. Think it was summer months.


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I can’t either, but I’ve read my “limit” of WP articles.probably take the s out of https. That may work.
It’s not uncommon to find em in the sound, especially near the outsucks. They can tolerate brackish, and even fresh water.

judyk


Try right clicking the link and opening it 'in cognito'. Sometimes that defeats the counter limit.


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I can’t either, but I’ve read my “limit” of WP articles.probably take the s out of https. That may work.
It’s not uncommon to find em in the sound, especially near the outsucks. They can tolerate brackish, and even fresh water.

judyk


Try right clicking the link and opening it 'in cognito'. Sometimes that defeats the counter limit.

Greg MD


I read Judy's post a reaching the limit on WasPo articles as more about being able to tolerate the inane content than a counter limit. It may just be me. Big grin
Even the recycle bin rejects the WashPo Sunday with a sticky note to just put it directly in the trash. smiley with shades


RE: Bull Shark Nursery - Pamlico Sound




I can’t either, but I’ve read my “limit” of WP articles.probably take the s out of https. That may work.
It’s not uncommon to find em in the sound, especially near the outsucks. They can tolerate brackish, and even fresh water.

judyk


Try right clicking the link and opening it 'in cognito'. Sometimes that defeats the counter limit.

Greg MD


I read Judy's post a reaching the limit on WasPo articles as more about being able to tolerate the inane content than a counter limit. It may just be me. Big grin
Even the recycle bin rejects the WashPo Sunday with a sticky note to just put it directly in the trash. smiley with shades

hatterasnc


I took it to mean that the newspaper only allows you so many free reads and then it locks you out for the rest of the ?30? days.

But at first I thought she meant WP=Word Press. Lol! Doh




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I read Judy's post a reaching the limit on WasPo articles as more about being able to tolerate the inane content than a counter limit. It may just be me. Big grin
Even the recycle bin rejects the WashPo Sunday with a sticky note to just put it directly in the trash. smiley with shades

hatterasnc


R U saying the WaPo is full of bull shark? Liar


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Bulls can go long ways up rivers...didn't know this far (dams prevent it in this era).

www.in-fisherman.com/news/sharks-in-illinois/


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I read Judy's post a reaching the limit on WasPo articles as more about being able to tolerate the inane content than a counter limit. It may just be me. Big grin
Even the recycle bin rejects the WashPo Sunday with a sticky note to just put it directly in the trash. smiley with shades

hatterasnc


R U saying the WaPo is full of bull shark? Liar

Greg MD


I see what you did there Thumbs up to bring us back to topic.
Well played!


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One of the best Shark nurseries is in Magothy Bay at the bottom of the Virginia Eastern Shore, sea side. There you can encounter numerous species of sharks all summer long, but I'm sure most coastal water harbor the same.

I kayak fish a bit and I can't tell you how many times I haven't felt like I was at the top of the food chain anymore while in that bay.

My closest encounter with Sharks while on a kayak was an afternoon in June about 6 - 7 years ago. I was flounder fishing ( catching ) off the north side of Raccoon Island a slew that ran about 20 yards off the beach and was 20 foot deep for a couple hundred yards.

I saw/heard something close by ( less than 50 feet away and close enough to hear it break water ) off the right side of my kayak and when I turned to see what it was I witnessed a two to three foot wide tail disappear in the water.

I turned to my left where my buddy was anchored, fishing the same slew, sitting on his kayak not moving ( with his mouth wide open as if in disbelief of what he just saw ) to ask him if he had seen what it was. He said a shark about 7 - 8 foot long that had just jumped straight up, did 2 or 3 pirouettes then re-entered the water, hardly making a splash with a 10.0 point dive.

We were catching Flounder on nearly every 3rd or 4th cast and didn't have our limit yet so I asked him if he wanted to leave. Needless to say we stayed just long enough to get our limits so we could take a nice mess of Flounder fillets home for dinner but not too long after that we paddled back to the launch at Wise Point so the toothy critters could have their water back to themselves

I found out later the it was probably a Spinner Shark. The Males of that species sometimes show off and make jumps like that to attract a mate.

Good memories of great times ...


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^^ spinners and blacktips both do this. Could also be a feeding run


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Bulls and Sand sharks are nothing new in the sound. We caught a 4ft bull from our neighbors dock in a canal in Brigands Bay a few years back. The inlet in Hatteras is slammed full of them as the tide falls when they look for stuff to get pushed out to them. you can clam in the water and look out to the drops that are around the channels at the inlet and see them all over the place.


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I saw this near Rodanthe last weekend. I think it was six or 7 feet. But I haven’t heard any mention of it anywhere.

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RE: Bull Shark Nursery - Pamlico Sound




I can’t either, but I’ve read my “limit” of WP articles.probably take the s out of https. That may work.
It’s not uncommon to find em in the sound, especially near the outsucks. They can tolerate brackish, and even fresh water.

judyk


Try right clicking the link and opening it 'in cognito'. Sometimes that defeats the counter limit.

Greg MD


Thanks! I had never seen that option - It worked for me.


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Anyone know what kind of shark it is?


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I think it’s just a bull shark