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All fin and no bite, UNE professor says of shark

September 11, 2019


THE SUSPECT DESCRIPTION IS SIMILAR IN ALL FOUR ROBBERIES. STEVE: IT IS A HARMLESS BASKING SHARK. THAT IS THE WORD FROM A LOCAL SHARK EXPERT AFTER HE TOOK PICTURES OF A WEEKEND CITING. THERE WERE SEVERAL REPORTED SIGHTINGS SEVERAL OFF THE MAINE COAST THIS WEEKEND. THESE WERE OFF THE COAST OF WELLS. THE COAST GUARD SAID THERE WAS ANOTHER SIGHTING OFF THE COAST OF PORTLAND. THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PROFESSOR OF MARINE SCIENCE SAYS THE SHARKS DO NOT APPEAR TO BE GREAT WHITE SHARKS. HE SAYS THE ROUNDED FIN IS A CHARACTERISTIC OF A BASKING SHARK. ONE OF THE THING ABOUT BASKING SHARKS IS THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE TEETH. THEY EAT PLANKTON. THEY ARE OF NO CONCERN TO HUMAN BEINGS WHATSOEVER. STEVE: HERE IS SOME VIDEO THE DOCTOR AND HIS STUDENTS SHOT LAST SUMMER.

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