Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bull Sharks of the Potomac River

Although it's debatable by locals as to whether this is the freshwater Potamac or the Chesapeake Bay, the presence of "Bull Sharks in the Potomac River" is not as rare you one might think.

In 2010 and again in 2013, Bull Sharks of up to 8 feet were netted in the Potomac near Cornfield Harbor and Point Lookout State Park.

Although local media may sensationalize these events, party because National Geographic as dubbed the Bull Shark "the most dangerous shark in the world"  and have investigated global cases of freshwater shark attacks.

SharkSavers actually has some great information about how sharks actually survive in fresh water.

Potomac River Bull Shark

Potomac River Shark Activity Map

Potomac River Shark, 2010

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