Ken from L.C.'s photo of Lincoln City

We found this shark laying dead on the beach after our session. The shark was missing it's dorsal fin, we assume a fisherman caught it by mistake and then killed the shark by cutting off it's fin for whatever reason. The Fall salmon run is on here in the Northwest and the great white sharks are here hunting the seals that follow the salmon.

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Lincoln City

Spot Location: Oregon > Oregon > Lincoln City

Date Taken: 7th October 2010. 12050 page views since 14th October 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
6ft 10s 283.64° 1.7ft 14s 3.5ft 4s 7 13 mph Mostly Cloudy 54°f
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shore break kid Oct 21, 2010 Rating: 0

sharks die , we die , not rocket science !

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Get Joggly Oct 20, 2010 Rating: 2

Help Save the sharks ... but mouth-to-mouth resuscitation ???

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the vanity project Oct 19, 2010 Rating: 5

Checkin for gold fillings?

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ahinalu Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 1

That looks like a salmon shark definitely not a GW.

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spudguts Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 3

looks like shark week on msw!! poor little bastard, I wonder if there is a shark website with sharks sayin ' found this little fella after our session with his arm gone from a great white for whatever reason, ah well he's only a sponger!!!

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al shinkle Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 0

I wonder if that little bastard would bite you!

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Younes Oct 20, 2010 Rating: 0

Which one?

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ben59 Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 1

Bit of free advertising for Xcell.

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the vanity project Oct 19, 2010 Rating: 2

Haha, Yeah that’s just the kind of imagery Xcel want stuck in your head when you think about buying a new wetsuit isn’t it: sharks!

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gobacktosnowboarding Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 1

Not a whitey, you see these mini versions every once and while around here: Once a year, one of natures great spectacles takes place on the northernmost coast of the Gulf of Alaska (also the Pacific NW). It is a predestined collision of two massive migrations - a David and Goliath event - when thousands of ravenous salmon sharks gather to attack millions of Pacific salmon. The salmon are desperately trying to reach their spawning grounds in Prince William Sound. The sharks are there to gorge themselves. In the end, the salmon run on an urgency born of their need to reproduce while the sharks run on hunger. Great episode on these little rippers: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/nature-untamed/4032/Overview#ixzz12jbJqgs1

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archibald gruntfuttock Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 2

don't put your fingers in its mouth, thats dirty.

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Gigitowin Nov 16, 2010 Rating: 1

Your right about it being a Salmon Shark. You can see that its mouth has long singular rows of teeth that are pointed a little bit forward; a classic example of a Salmon Shark. Perfectly situated to pierce and shred salmon. It is also a juvenile Salmon Shark. There are many reasons why such young Salmon Sharks wash ashore, one big one being simple starvation. The severed dorsal fin was most likely taken by biologists on the water. The carcass was probably thrown back into the food chain after they collected measurements and other info need for mortality studies.

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slackerdude Oct 18, 2010 Rating: 0

That's not Oregon, I can see your shadow ; )