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    Sharks live in all kinds of places.

    In 2007, fishermen even got one in the Neva river, in St. Petersburg, in Russia




    Moscow has a whole network of underground rivers, such as Presnya

    which were regular rivers, that got enclosed as the huge city was built over them, gradually, for centuries. They now connect to storm drains and sewers and such.

    Well, they have folks over there, called "Diggers", these are people, mainly geology and archaeology students, who like to wonder around underground, it's a whole elaborate subculture, actually, they have initiation ceremonies and such too

    Well, they have own stories, about huge sharks that, supposedly, live in the underground rivers. Some say they have eyes that glow in the dark, that's how you see them coming

    Just bs they use to scare their newbies with, if you ask me

    But, God knows, they do encounter all kinds of weird and sometimes outright scary shit down there, like, giant rats. And plenty of corpses also, what with mafia hitmen and serial killers using the sewers as dumping grounds; and plenty of homeless getting in there are freezing to death or something; not to mention some less fortunate fellow Diggers...

    Hell of a lifestyle



    Good way to meet beautiful ladies apparently too, they are said to have crazy parties and orgies underground, in the old bomb shelters and such

    haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    These two bull sharks were caught in the Potomac river in 2013.



    Here is another one that was caught in 2015:
    8-foot-long bull shark caught in the Potomac River


    An 8-foot-long bull shark was found after it got caught in a fishing net in the Potomac River in St. Mary’s County, Md. (Courtesy of Murphy Brown)

    An eight-foot bull shark was caught this week in the Potomac River in St. Mary’s County, Md.

    Although it isn’t totally uncommon to occasionally see a bull shark in the river, state wildlife authorities said it was a large haul.

    The shark was caught by Murphy Brown’s family, of Coltons Point, Md. The 21-year-old, who works by day as a receptionist at a defense contracting firm, recounted on Friday the shark’s capture.

    She said her grandfather — Robert T. Brown — is a commercial fisherman who has been in business in that area for decades. Her grandfather and dad, Robbie Brown, along with some other people, were out checking their nets Wednesday evening and discovered the caught shark. But the tide was too high and the waters too rough to get it out, she said, so her grandfather and dad went back the next day, but the shark was dead by then.

    Well... the thing IS... Bull Sharks DO go up rivers... temporarily. How the heck one gets in Cumberland lake... beats me. There's a DAM there. Usually you get to Cumberland lake driving a pickup truck.
    Most States do not let sharks drive.

    So, Bull Sharks will go Upriver a ways (maybe 20 miles) but won't STAY in a river.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    Well... the thing IS... Bull Sharks DO go up rivers... temporarily. How the heck one gets in Cumberland lake... beats me. There's a DAM there. Usually you get to Cumberland lake driving a pickup truck.
    Most States do not let sharks drive.

    So, Bull Sharks will go Upriver a ways (maybe 20 miles) but won't STAY in a river.
    Not quite true...

    Distribution and habitat

    The bull shark is commonly found worldwide in coastal areas of warm oceans, in rivers and lakes, and occasionally salt and freshwater streams if they are deep enough. It is found to a depth of 150 m (490 ft), but does not usually swim deeper than 30 m (98 ft). In the Atlantic, it is found from Massachusetts to southern Brazil, and from Morocco to Angola. In the Indian Ocean, it is found from South Africa to Kenya, India, Vietnam, Philippines to Australia.

    Populations of bull sharks are also found in several major rivers, with more than 500 bull sharks thought to be living in the Brisbane River. One was reportedly seen swimming the flooded streets of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, during the 2010-11 Queensland floods. Several were sighted in one of the main streets of Goodna, Queensland, shortly after the peak of the January 2011, floods. A large bull shark was caught in the canals of Scarborough, just north of Brisbane within Moreton Bay. Still greater numbers are in the canals of the Gold Coast, Queensland. In the Pacific Ocean, it can be found from Baja California to Ecuador. The bull shark has traveled 4,000 km (2,500 mi) up the Amazon River to Iquitos in Peru and north Bolivia. It also lives in freshwater Lake Nicaragua, in the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers of West Bengal, and Assam in Eastern India and adjoining Bangladesh. It can live in water with a high salt content as in St. Lucia Estuary in South Africa. Bull sharks have been recorded in the Tigris River since at least 1924 as far upriver as Baghdad. The bull shark is generally prolific in the warm, coastal waters and estuarine systems of the Mozambique Channel and southward, including Kwa-Zulu Natal and Mozambique.[citation needed] The species has a distinct preference for warm currents.

    After Hurricane Katrina, many bull sharks were sighted in Lake Pontchartrain. Bull sharks have occasionally gone up the Mississippi River as far upstream as Alton, Illinois, and up the Ohio River as far as Manchester, Ohio. They have also been found in the Potomac River in Maryland. A golf course lake at Carbook, Logan City, Queensland, Australia is the home to several bull sharks. They were trapped following a flood of the Logan and Albert Rivers in 1996. The golf course has capitalized on the novelty and now hosts a monthly tournament called the "Shark Lake Challenge".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_shark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    How? How can they survive that long in fresh water?
    See "Freshwater tolerance" in this article (too long to copy). Also...

    Bull sharks can thrive in both salt and fresh water and can travel far up rivers. They have been known to travel up the Mississippi River as far as Alton, Illinois, about 700 miles (1100 km) from the ocean.

    [...]

    The bull shark has traveled 4,000 km (2,500 mi) up the Amazon River to Iquitos in Peru and north Bolivia. It also lives in freshwater Lake Nicaragua...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_shark
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    According to Wiki it was actually 700 miles up the Mississippi.

    To Alton, Illinois. (Just North of St. Louis)
    Still astonishing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    They don't know. Great Whites can not function in any river, let alone a creek. They become disoriented and drown.
    The 1916 attacks occurred in the Atlantic ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    I've been a fisherman all my life. I studied to be an ichthyologist.
    A fish vet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Sharks live in all kinds of places.

    In 2007, fishermen even got one in the Neva river, in St. Petersburg, in Russia




    Moscow has a whole network of underground rivers, such as Presnya

    which were regular rivers, that got enclosed as the huge city was built over them, gradually, for centuries. They now connect to storm drains and sewers and such.

    Well, they have folks over there, called "Diggers", these are people, mainly geology and archaeology students, who like to wonder around underground, it's a whole elaborate subculture, actually, they have initiation ceremonies and such too

    Well, they have own stories, about huge sharks that, supposedly, live in the underground rivers. Some say they have eyes that glow in the dark, that's how you see them coming

    Just bs they use to scare their newbies with, if you ask me

    But, God knows, they do encounter all kinds of weird and sometimes outright scary shit down there, like, giant rats. And plenty of corpses also, what with mafia hitmen and serial killers using the sewers as dumping grounds; and plenty of homeless getting in there are freezing to death or something; not to mention some less fortunate fellow Diggers...

    Hell of a lifestyle



    Good way to meet beautiful ladies apparently too, they are said to have crazy parties and orgies underground, in the old bomb shelters and such

    haha
    Only in Russia......lol.
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    Note to self:

    If you are swimming and see a shark. Prolly a good idea to swim the other direction.

    They are biters....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    The 1916 attacks occurred in the Atlantic ocean.
    Two did, three were inside of a small estuarian creek. I White shark tends to bite a human at the torso; none of these were, they were instead bit on the legs.



    White sharks have a very clean bite -- bulls have a jagged bite. This was observed on more than one of the victims.
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