Ned Casey was fishing off the Brickyard last week when a guy fishing out of a 13-foot Boston Whaler began yelling and screaming excitedly about a shark.
Ned was able to capture a brief video clip of the shark. Greg Skomal, Division of Marine Fisheries biologist and shark expert, said the video clip was not long enough to allow for a positive identification. The large shark is either a basking shark (harmless) or a great white (not so harmless). "It is inconclusive," Greg said. "We needed about two more seconds."
This is not helping my uncontrollable fear of sharks while swimming off the back of a boat in the ocean. I guess I won't be swimming near the Brickyard next week.
PS. Follow the link. You gotta check out the video.
[ UPDATE: Here's great coverage by the Dorsal Fin blog of a busy summer for Great White sightings off the Cape and Islands.]