Posted by Glenn on April 05, 2001 at 11:37:37:
In Reply to: here is the pic posted by Chris on April 03, 2001 at 19:38:20:
The pectoral fins appear entirely too short to be those of a blue. Furthermore the dorsal fin is not set far enough back in relation to the pectoral fins to be a blue.
As for Great White, It doesn't appear to have the stocky build that a 10 foot great white would have and the dorsal fin appears to be too far back in relation to the pectoral fins to be a great white. Furthermore the trailing edge of the dorsal fin appears to lack the concave curvature of a white and there is a rising edge that is not apparent on whites.
It fits the appearance of a Mako, positioning and scale of the pectoral and dorsal fins. Makos and Whites are both in the Makrel family of sharks so it would be easy to confuse one for the other at a glance.
Some real helpful items would be: Was the shark swimming with its mouth open or closed? A clear picture of the tail and anal fins.
This is just based from pulling some picutres off the web for reference. It'd be easier to determine with a real guide book.
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