SEEN ON SHORE: ‘Very large’ shark washes up south of Fauntleroy ferry dock

Sara sent the photo, saying that “very large” shark washed up on the beach not too far south of the Fauntleroy ferry dock over the weekend. She reported it to the state Fish and Wildlife Department; after sending them the photo, she said, they thought it might be a soupfin shark. Any other guesses?

22 Replies to "SEEN ON SHORE: 'Very large' shark washes up south of Fauntleroy ferry dock"

  • Marty April 24, 2018 (2:42 pm)

    Sixgill Shark…

    • best policy April 24, 2018 (10:36 pm)

      Well, not anymore.

  • B. Lettuce April 24, 2018 (3:03 pm)

    This is a male Mako shark.  I can tell by the dorsal fin and the gills.  Thank you.  Dr. Bob Lettuce.

    • raywest April 24, 2018 (3:35 pm)

      Makos have a more conical, pointed snout and generally aren’t found in Puget Sound. Could be a sixgill shark  or a broadnose sevengill shark.

      • statistics April 24, 2018 (9:45 pm)

        On average, its a sixpointfivegill shark.

  • Mr. Watters April 24, 2018 (4:56 pm)

    Dr. Lettuce is almost correct. This is a juvenile megalodon. I can tell by the “shark-ness”

    Dr. Mr. Watters

  • MJ April 24, 2018 (5:44 pm)

    Its JAWS

  • Richie April 24, 2018 (6:01 pm)

    For sure a dolphin

  • grocerylist April 24, 2018 (6:04 pm)

    Looks like an orca snack

  • Rick April 24, 2018 (6:49 pm)

    “Dead shark”. Nailed it.

  • rainbowsandunicorns April 24, 2018 (7:31 pm)

    “We’re gonna need a bigger boat!”

  • Josh April 24, 2018 (7:34 pm)

    Ask Mark Wangerin I bet he will know!

  • Duwamesque April 24, 2018 (9:01 pm)

    Where are the beach naturalists when you need them??

  • Heather April 24, 2018 (10:17 pm)

    I second the sixgill shark.

  • Elle Nell April 24, 2018 (10:39 pm)

    Basking Shark… is my guess

  • Mark47n April 25, 2018 (4:51 am)

    IS a Sharknado coming our way!?

  • Big poppa April 25, 2018 (9:09 am)

    Looks like a blow floaty u buy at the drug store is that a type of shark 🦈 

  • Jack sparra April 25, 2018 (9:39 am)

    Hello beastie

  • MrsL April 25, 2018 (9:50 am)

    Sixgill shark. Per a co-worker, he’s seen them under ferry docks in Puget Sound.

  • FromMidwest LandofTornadoesNotSharks April 25, 2018 (4:44 pm)

    How long is it? Anyone know?

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