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post #6 of Old 06-02-2012
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Re: Shark

Originally Posted by aquestforfun View Post
While sailing outside of Newport Harbor Calif We spotted this shark next to our boat. It kind of looks like a baby White Shark but I am no expert. It was about 300 yards from shore near the edge of the kelp.

Based on the elongated fin and lack of an obvious tail, your photo looks like a Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish) - a very cool fish to see!- more than a shark. Unless you saw more of the fish than what's in the photo.

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