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Mom Unknowingly Snaps Photo of Her Son, His Friend ... and a Shark

HyperVocal Mom Unknowingly Snaps Photo of Her Son His Friend and a Shark


June Emerson took her 12-year-old son and his friend to Manhattan Beach in California on Friday. She snapped a few photos of the kids thrashing about in the water, as moms are wont to do.

It was only afterward, when Emerson was reviewing her beach pics, that she noticed Quinn and his friend weren’t alone, KTLA reports. Accidental Shark!

Mom played it just right: “Of course, I told my kids it was dolphin, as we live at the beach and are in the waters here almost daily.”

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Best way to tell a shark from  a dolphin?  Dolphin's swim up and down, sharks swim side to side.  It's possible that the curvature of the wave is making the dolphin's tail look vertical and it's body more slender, but looks like a shark.  My money is on a 5' shortfin Mako.  


There are dolphins in Manhattan Beach? Or just sharks?

Both, but they tend to keep to themselves.   Where there are dolphins--there aren't sharks.  The opposite, when there aren't dolphins there are sharks isn't necesarily true.

Do sharks avoid dolphins because they're afraid of them?

All dolphins are whales, but are all killer whales dolphins?

Yes, one of 35 subspecies of dolphin.

Whoa. So killer whale is subset of dolphin is subset of whale?!

Shouldn't we call them killer dolphins??

Whale > Dolphin > Killer Whale.  You tell me.

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