Shark Sightings in the Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Fishermen in the Chesapeake Bay captured an exciting sight Saturday — sharks!

While in Tangier Sound Saturday, waterman Greg Brown captured up-close photos of what appears to be bull sharks, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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According to the foundation’s website, the bull shark is one of five shark species commonly found in the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a close cousin of the sandbar shark, but is more aggressive. The bull shark is an occasional summer visitor to the Chesapeake Bay, reaching as far north as the Patuxent River.

Bull sharks are considered to be one of the three most dangerous shark species, but are not a significant threat to human safety in the Chesapeake Bay.

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One Comment

  1. truman says:

    if its one of the 3 most dangerous then dangerous to who or what if not humans, experts say it is the most dangerous to humans, come on Denise report don’t just read.

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