So I’m at Rio del Mar beach Saturday, along with about 2 million other people, and some porpoises were cruising along about 150 yards offshore, their black dorsal fins easily visible from shore.
Then a woman yelled. “Shark,” at the top her lungs — and went plunging into the surf (and the waves were big) to gather her kids in. Perhaps she was remembering the recent attack by a Great White on a porpoise (Seacliff State Beach was closed for a few days just in case …), or perhaps she saw something I didn’t. In any case, a number of people got out of the water, pronto, even though a nearby lifeguard seemed unconcerned. Really reminded me of Jaws.
Best shark videos:
Two sharks share a wave and bite a surfer; and a Great White jumps for, well if not joy, at least to show he or she is really enjoying lunch.