Shark infested Hudson River?

8/6/2008:

Hoboken painter Frank Hanavan witnessed this cool shark incident while touring Manhattan last month!

Shark in the Hudson!

“I was riding my bike along the Manhattan greenway bike and running path Tuesday July 15th around dusk. Near Battery Park City I found a guy that had landed a 24″ shark.

Here are two photos. Sure, it isn’t IN Hoboken, but the guy threw the shark back in and who knows? Don’t dangle your toes in the Hudson is my advice!”

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17 Comments on "Shark infested Hudson River?"


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bmoc04
7 years 6 months ago

It looks like a dogfish, which is somewhat related to the shark family. They typically have spines by their dorsal fins which can hurt if they get you with them. They are found all over the place in waters around NYC so they are not unusual. No one really tries to catch them, it’s usually accidental while fluke fishing in the summer or striped bass fishing. They like similar bait.

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7 years 6 months ago

It’s a dogfish I think, they’re harmless.

What you have to watch out for are Bull Sharks, which are among the most aggressive species and account for a large number of attacks on humans. They can survive for long periods in fresh water. “Jaws” was based on a string of attacks that happened in South Jersey in 1916, 2 died in a river far inland. They suspect that it might have been a bull shark.

Feel better? :)

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7 years 6 months ago

aw it’s a little baby

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chacha17
7 years 6 months ago

so when are we doing the free kayaking on the hudson and does that come with anti-shark repellent (as found on batman’s utility belt)?????

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7 years 6 months ago

Dogfish are sharks.

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