Friday, April 12, 2013

Is this a 10ft Tiger Shark?

Watch this.

Story here.
My money is on a large Galapagos.
I see no stripes on either the first dorsal or the body, the first dorsal is too erect and the head not broad enough for it being a Tiger.



OfficetoOcean said...

I called Galapagos early this afternoon.

Team Galapagos for me :)

Tropical Selkie said...

Galapagos. It is where I'll be on my birthday and it is the species of shark in this video.

The Sharkman said...

Def not a Tiger Shark.

jsd said...

Agreed: most likely galapagensis.

DaShark said...

With obscurus Lesueur 1818 preceding galapagensis Snodgrass & Heller 1905, it could now be obscurus galapagensis - remember?

jsd said...

It's intriguing to wonder if/how the slightly(?) different habitats (along continental shelves as opposed to off offshore islands) have been selected for in such minutiae as the shape of the first dorsal fin. Something very subtle is perhaps going on.

OfficetoOcean said...

I propose it be renamed the "Oceanic Duskalopagos Reef Shark"