shark!?

da-dum da-dum da-dum

So after I went Oh my gawd, its a shark
Everyone else laughed ...

I learned it was really a
dolphin

This New Yawker
never expected to see a dolphin in the Bay


****This just in ... it is NOT a dolphin, its a porpoise; thanks Ann Marie

50 comments:

  1. I would probably think Shark as well..hehe

    How cool to have a Dolpin in the bay.

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  2. Great post Daryl - love it! I'm having fun checking out all the Blogfest posts today - looks like a fine time.

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  3. THIS former New Yawker would have been right there with you! Dolphins would not have occurred to me in a million years.

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  4. I didn't laugh at you. If you had yelled "Elephant!" I would have believed you that day -- everything was rather surreal and magical.

    So great to meet you, Daryl. : )

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  5. The rule down here is, when you see dolphins...there are usually sharks close by...but they are just little sand sharks.

    Funny experience though and I would have done the same thing, had I not already known!!!

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  6. I thought it was great that you yelled shark. I thought everything was great. I'm still on a high.

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  7. How cool is that? One of our favorite past times as the beach was dolphin watch. Pretty creatures. Was the fin all you saw?

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  8. can i snicker a wee bit?
    oh how i wish i could have been a part of the fun and games.
    am looking forward to more posts ;)

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  9. Wasn't that just an amazing moment? I was at a total loss for words watching the dolphins follow the boat. I stopped trying to get a decent shot of them and just inhaled the moment. It was almost too good to be true, but I was there, so I know it was indeed, true.

    It was wonderful meeting you and I really hope it isn't the last time. Meaghan was just saying that she bets you could show her some pretty cool places around NYC whenever she gets around to visiting! I imagine she's right!

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  10. I would have thought it was a shark, alone like that. Don't dolphins hang out in groups? Schools, gangs? What does one call a "gaggle" of dolphins?

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  11. Okay, that made me laugh!!! Being a West Texas gal, I'd probably have screamed it at the top of my lungs, with a Texas drawl, lol. Wouldn't we make quite the pair?

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  12. Hahahaha!
    Looks GORGEOUS. Wish I was there!

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  13. Omygawd! But, who would yell Dolphin?
    you did the right thing, what if it was a shark and no alerted the others? :)xo

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  14. We see dolphins in our bay. And they're in Monterey Bay. We'll have to teach you about dolphins.
    Anyway, sharks don't eat people. They only take a nip now and then when they think they're something else.
    Don't believe everything you see in movies.

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  15. Great shot. I've been fooled by dolphin too.

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  16. I would have thought shark, too! So cool to see a dolphin...

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  17. This one cracked me up because when I moved from the east coast of Florida over to the west coast side I did the same thing! Seeing Dolphins in the bay and at the beach here are a regular thing :-)

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  18. Daryl love... sweetie.. ummm... yea.. not a dolphin either.. it is a porpoise.

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  19. Believe me.. they would be rather upset to know that you called them dolphins... they may decide not to come out next time. i won't tell them though..

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  20. i want that house.

    really, i have to have that house.

    why can't i have that house.

    i KNOW i'm supposed to comment on the shark which isn't a shark.

    but i can't not see the house.

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  21. We go to the Chesapeake Bay all the time because my husband's Grandfather built a log cabin there, a long time ago. It is our favorite place to go, but I have never seen a dolphin, I would have thought shark too! I mostly see Rays, that can look like sharks, but I have gotten use to them. I would love to see a dolphin in the Bay. What a wonderful picture!

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  22. I watched 'Jaws' a gadzillion time in my teens and I totally would have been yelling SHARK in my loudest voice! Great shot - I would have been shaking way too much to get a clear shot.

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  23. Did you swim with the dolphin?

    You can do that in Florida, you know. Of course, some of them are a bit randy, so you have to be careful.

    It's hard to get a shot of a dolphin surfacing 'cause they move so fast. I think you did very well catching its fin!

    So, I would say, this is a finny shot!

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  24. «Louis» is with you! He would have thought SHARK as well! Maybe we've all seen Jaws one time too many....

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  25. I'd have done a double-take myself, but my guess would be that a dolphin would be a more likely find in the bay than a shark. You can find them around Beaufort Inlet sometimes, especially if you're out on one of the tour boats. I've yet to capture them on "film" though. One day... one day.

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  26. (jaws theme) Dolphins are so cute. I remember watching Flipper.

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  27. Ha ha! Beautiful shot, all the same.

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  28. i would have probably joined you too in screaming 'shark'!

    great capture! you are sure doing fine with your new camera!

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  29. Hey, congrats on POTD!
    PS: When I mentioned Beaufort Inlet, I meant you can find dolphins there sometimes... not sharks. And I'm told that usually if you find the former you don't find the latter because dolphins are sharks' mortal enemies. Can't confirm or deny, it's just what I've heard.

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  30. In your defense - it DOES look shark-esque. JAWS just ruined water experiences for everyone. Damn you, Spielberg!!

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  31. Heehee!!!

    Don't worry, you'll get those "laughers" back when they visit you in the city;)

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  32. I've done the same thing. I've even been in the ocean when a school of porpoises swan fairly close and at first I thought jaws was after me. Great shot and post.

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  33. ...Hi Daryl! *waving* You're not alone girl, I would've yelled the same thing if I'da been there...lol

    ...Blessings... :o)

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  34. Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water!

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  35. Don't tell anyone but dolphins are in the whale family....you were not far off.

    I had such a blast and I'm so glad I got to spend some time getting to know you.

    Next year sounds so far off right now!

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  36. Hahaha! Well, I've never seen a shark in the wild, but I've seen orca and porpoises. Wonderful creatures!

    I would be much inclined to jump to conclusions and assume 'SHARK!' if I was in that water, though! :P

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  37. Congrats on POTD mention!

    I'd not be swimming in that bay any time soon, even with a porpoise...

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  38. So quick with the digicam! So do you wear your pics-shooter slung low in a quick-draw holster?? ;-)

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  39. I love this post, brought back a teenage memory of my first dolphin encounter and I just had to laugh out loud x-D

    Not too many of those guys in Hudson or East River, hehe

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  40. I would have DEFINITELY screamed "JAWS!!!!!!" ... lol~

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  41. Who knew? I'd say shark OR dolphin would merit and "OH MY GAWD!"

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  42. You did that on porpoise, didn't you? ;)

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  43. That is so cool you got to see porpoise frolicking! One more reason blogfest was awesome!

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