Shark ID

Fish & Invertebrate sightings and descriptions, hosted by resident NWDC ID expert Janna Nichols (nwscubamom).
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Shark ID

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Friends: I know this isn't diving, but there are some smart people here who might be able to help. I saw this shark beached at Grayland today, just south of Westport. Its gills still opened each time a wave washed over it. I don't know what kind of shark it is. I saw plenty of blue sharks yesterday while at sea on a charter boat, but this one isn't blue. Any ideas?
-Curt
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Re: Shark ID

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That certainly looks like a blue. Beautiful animal!


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Re: Shark ID

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Looks like a soupfin shark
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I would go with Greg’s ID instead of a Software Sales guy :) thanks for the ID Greg.


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Re: Shark ID

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Thanks to you both. I was unfamiliar with the soupfin shark. I gave away all my keys and field guides, so I am reduced to asking you guys, and google.
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