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Bull sharks in Massachusetts

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On ‎7‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 0:31 PM, FizzyFish said:

can you quote a source about the Mattapoisett attack possibly being a bull shark ?   Thanks

anybody ??????

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Bull shark spotted in Hempstead Long Island this week.  I wouldn't doubt the Mattapoisett shark attack was a bull shark.  Warm and muddy water of upper buzzards bay.  Seems more likely than a GW.

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On ‎6‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 0:42 PM, BrianBM said:

Wikipedia describes the western Atlantic range of the bull shark as extending north to Massachusetts. The article does not state whether seals are a part of their diet, but I can't see why an adult bull shark would refrain from eating any pinniped. 

 

If Mass is already the northern limit of their range, then warming ocean temperatures should increase the population, over time.

 

Has anyone seen or caught bull sharks in Massachusetts waters? And has anyone observed a shark that was probably a bull dining on seals?

bulls eat anything so I would say yes they will eat seals.

would love them to thin the herd a lot!

not sure if they can chase them down though unless they ambush them like GW's do 

if they begin to they will learn how to get them fast.

HH

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Here on Long Island, bulls have been scaring people out of bathing beaches the past few days. If here now, in Mass tomorrow. The water's only going to get warmer, though if Isaias reaches NE, things may drop off a bit.

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1 hour ago, robc22 said:

my fav shark vid.......:)

 

 

It's a big ass shoark!

Haha yeah I remember this one.

Looks like a bull there.

Would probably pass swimming in that salty crik.

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9 hours ago, rst3 said:

Looks like a bull there.

2020-07-31.png... nose looks ..... un-bullish, (is that a word? -lol-)

at least from that angle

2020-07-31.pngthen this.. 

the more I look, the more I think you're right. Maybe someone can be sure

 

Edited by Shhh....Now

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9 hours ago, SacoStriperFisha said:

We had a damn beluga whale in Saco Maine one year.

and a tarpon in Harwichport on Cape

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54 mins ago, Shhh....Now said:

2020-07-31.png... nose looks ..... un-bullish, (is that a word? -lol-)

at least from that angle

2020-07-31.pngthen this.. 

the more I look, the more I think you're right. Maybe someone can be sure

 

Yeah, bulls have that very wide head/snout. Also: they're well known for traveling up estuaries rivers creeks etc. I think the Jersey shore attack sequence a hundred years ago or whatever was perpetrated by bull sharks if I remember correctly. And some of those attacks were in saltwater creeks

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