Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shark Found In Ohio River

A shark found in the Ohio River, but don't cue the Jaws theme just yet.  A commercial fisherman found what he believed to be a bull shark dead on a boat ramp in Olmsted, Ill on the morning of May 13, 2010 after a recent flooding event. While it is known that bull sharks are among the only species of shark that can survive for many miles inland in fresh water, Tony Gerard, a biology professor at Shawnee Community College, concluded after examining the speciment that it was actually a spiny dogfish shark. This particular species cannot handle living in a freshwater environment well. Gerard believes the animal was fished from the Gulf of Mexico. MORE

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