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Shark off Sandy Ground #242472
12/13/2020 05:57 PM
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A friend just sent me a video of a shark sighting this morning off Sandy Ground. Not sure if it’s legit or not.

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Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: MotownTim] #242475
12/13/2020 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by MotownTim
A friend just sent me a video of a shark sighting off Sandy Ground. Not sure if it’s legit or not.

can you post it?

Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: SXMScubaman] #242476
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I don’t know how. It’s basically a fin cruising around slowly very close to shore.

Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: MotownTim] #242481
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/KXKeVpDB2SpP9Qkb8
This is the link Motown Tim PM'd me. With his permission.

Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: SXMScubaman] #242482
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Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: MotownTim] #242484
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Somewhere out there
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There is a full proof way of seeing if sharks are in the water. Stick your index finger in the water, taste it. If not salty, there are no sharks. If salty, there are sharks in the water.


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Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: kneafseym] #242486
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Originally Posted by kneafseym
There is a full proof way of seeing if sharks are in the water. Stick your index finger in the water, taste it. If not salty, there are no sharks. If salty, there are sharks in the water.


It’s their Ocean.


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Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: MotownTim] #242487
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I've logged close to 300 dives in st maarten waters and can count on one hand the times I didn't encounter sharks on my dives. They are always out there.

Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: SXMScubaman] #242527
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
https://photos.app.goo.gl/KXKeVpDB2SpP9Qkb8
This is the link Motown Tim PM'd me. With his permission.


Holy shark Batman! That would scare the crap outta me! lol


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: SXMScubaman] #242531
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The video is so shaky and unclear, I have no idea what it's showing. What is the other thing in the water, behind the 'shark'?


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Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: Carol_Hill] #242534
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I thought it might have been another smaller one. I was also wondering if this was taken around the same day a Tiger shark had washed up on Plumb Bay Beach that I posted on another thread and has a connection.
Here,
http://www.traveltalkonline.com/ubb...k-found-dead-on-plum-bay.html#Post241915

Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: Carol_Hill] #242539
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Rock?


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Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: kneafseym] #242543
12/14/2020 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by kneafseym
There is a full proof way of seeing if sharks are in the water. Stick your index finger in the water, taste it. If not salty, there are no sharks. If salty, there are sharks in the water.


unless you're in Nicaragua wink

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Re: Shark off Sandy Ground [Re: MotownTim] #242595
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We have been staying in Port St. Lucie Florida for the past 3 winters. We stay in a community on the St. Lucie River, probably 4 or 5 miles up river from the ocean. The water there is considered Brackish. I know that Bull Sharks come at least that far up to give birth. So I am not surprised that they can survive in fresh. There are Fresh Water Stripe Bass too.


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