Smooth-hound shark found washed up in Poole

Smooth-hound shark found washed up in Poole

Smooth-hound shark found washed up in Poole

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THIS monster fish had youngsters who encountered it on the sands of Poole Harbour in a spin over its appearance.

The creature was washed up at Whitley Lake over the weekend and emerged 50m off the beach as the tide went out.

Watersports instructors picked up the dead fish from the sands.

Identified as a smoothhound, it is a member of the shark family, but is harmless to humans.

It was just under the maximum size they grow to in the UK of 3ft and they are bottom feeders, eating small fish and crustaceans.

Dorset Wildlife Trust says they are often found along the waters of the Solent and they are primarily an inshore species, found around tidal flats, estuary mouths and in shallow bays.

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4:17pm Mon 11 Aug 14

kalebmoledirt says...

This story is in line with Chris Evans gets ticket ,bus breaks down near ferry the police commissioner gets voted out in a no confidence poll could have given it a name Michaels the nearly monster fish
This story is in line with Chris Evans gets ticket ,bus breaks down near ferry the police commissioner gets voted out in a no confidence poll could have given it a name Michaels the nearly monster fish kalebmoledirt
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5:52pm Mon 11 Aug 14

LordLilliput says...

'Monster' fish indeed.. Surprised we didn't also have to read that onlookers were 'horrified' to see the poor little thing or that some 'terrified' child hasn't slept or been able to go back near the sea since..
'Monster' fish indeed.. Surprised we didn't also have to read that onlookers were 'horrified' to see the poor little thing or that some 'terrified' child hasn't slept or been able to go back near the sea since.. LordLilliput
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7:08pm Mon 11 Aug 14

mikeymagic says...

It should at least have crossed it's fins for the photo!
It should at least have crossed it's fins for the photo! mikeymagic
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11:38pm Mon 11 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

mikeymagic wrote:
It should at least have crossed it's fins for the photo!
Great stuff mikeymagic. I catch these little effers on a regular basis from the small shingle stretch just off Fishermans Walk - but don't tell the locals nor the tourists othersise - there will be anothet bloody sign saying CAUTION MONSTER FISH ARFE SWIMMIN' BETWEEN YER LEGS.
[quote][p][bold]mikeymagic[/bold] wrote: It should at least have crossed it's fins for the photo![/p][/quote]Great stuff mikeymagic. I catch these little effers on a regular basis from the small shingle stretch just off Fishermans Walk - but don't tell the locals nor the tourists othersise - there will be anothet bloody sign saying CAUTION MONSTER FISH ARFE SWIMMIN' BETWEEN YER LEGS. whataboutthat
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