Another Shark Sighting off of Rockport….because you can never have enough.
We stopped down the docks at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort last night to visit quickly with “Uncle Ricky” on the Wicked Pissah and were happy to get the chance to also say “hello” to Captain Paul Hebert…as well as Beaker on the Miss Fern. After chatting with Beaker about the upcoming Bluefin Blowout Tournament (he’s always a huge contender…if not the winner), Ricky showed us some photos (the one he texted me is included) of a shark that they caught/released off of Rockport around 2:00 in the afternoon.
The jury is out as to whether it is a Great White or a Porbeagle? I’m no expert, but I do know all about Cisco and his recent sightings. I also read, as you may have as well, this awesome blog post about lobsterman, Gil Mitchell, hooking Cisco recently.
In addition, there have also been some porbeagle sharks seen in the area.
I do know that porbeagle sharks have a distinctive white triangle at the rear base of their dorsal fins….which this shark seems to have. The face, however, and the clear line between the bluish grey coloring and the white belly seems more indicative of a white shark. Also, the tail fin seems to be curved or rounded in the same direction as a great white as opposed to curved in like a porbeagle’s (see tail fin chart) Hmmm.
Porbeagle sharks, for the record, are members of the same family as great whites, but I’ve read that there have only been three recorded attacks on humans…and none were fatal.