The Beast is a fisherman and a shark enthusiast, so when something sharky happens it goes on his blog. There really hasn’t been all that much going on lately (sharkwise) but The Beast has noticed in his various web searches certain pictures showing up over and over. One of the more popular is this shot of a large scary sea creature zipping by a surfer in the curl of a wave. People assume it’s a shark but is it?
Note the shape of the dorsal fin (A.), it’s curved, like the letter “C”. And the tail fin (B.), though faint, is broadly triangular and appears to be attached horizontally, not vertically, which would make it a fluke, not a fin.
Let’s compare dorsal fins.
Here’s a dolphin dorsal:
End of story, don’t you think?