Tuesday, January 14, 2014

WW: Striped Dogfish Shark at NC Aquarium

Striped Dogfish Shark Photo

"Sharks have everything a scientist dreams of. They're beautiful―God, how beautiful they are! They're like an impossibly perfect piece of machinery. They're as graceful as any bird. They're as mysterious as any animal on earth. No one knows for sure how long they live or what impulses―except for hunger―they respond to. There are more than two hundred and fifty species of shark, and every one is different from every other one."
- Peter Benchley

I may live only a few miles from the Dogfish Head Brewery, but it wasn't until I traveled all the way to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island that I saw a real dogfish shark in person.

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20 comments :

  1. Whoo he looks so big, great shot :)

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  2. We've had a few deaths from sharks off the coast here in Perth and there has been talk of shark culling. We had a huge protest at Cottesloe beach recently to try and stop this. I love your photo! Great capture.

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  3. Good shot looks like he's a bit of a poser too heheh!

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  4. Such a funny looking fish. I like the photo!

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  5. I don't think I'd want to see one up close. Jaws still scares me.

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  6. That's something you don't see every day. Very cool picture.

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  7. Very cool shot.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/01/wordless-wednesday-dogs-in-snow.html

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  8. nice picture,it looks like a big fish....

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  9. Great photo. My 3 year old fell into the shark tank at our aquarium last year (I wish I was kidding). I'm still traumatized.

    You stayed dry, right?

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  10. I find them intriguing... underwater dragons dancing against the currents. Cool picture. Any idea what his name is?

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    1. Thank you! Unfortunately, I don't even know the species of dogfish he is ... but if it were up to me, I'd name him "Beer." ;D

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  11. I've been to that aquarium! My wordless wednesday is actually about the Hatteras lighthouse! :)

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  12. I'll have to look for these next time I visit the aquarium. They don't look much like a dog to me except that our huskie has blue eyes too.

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  13. great shot but subject a bit scary..

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  14. What a neat aquatic creature! I like sharks and learning about them. I just never want to see one up close in open waters.

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  15. Der hat aber einen Blick drauf !
    Eiskalt.
    LG
    Jutta

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  16. What a gorgeous creature and cool shot!

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  17. What a clear shot of the shark. Interesting commentary too.

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