A shark in Merseyside? Probably not…
On the 18th December, The Daily Mail reported that a large shark-like creature had been spotted in the Albert Dock of Merseyside.
A man named Simon Hoban had spotted the creature (pictured) on Google Earth saying:
I hope this won’t cause panic but the dock does free swimming sessions.
Marine biology expert Tom Cornwell said the ‘large object’ could be a basking shark – which can grow to 35ft. He told The Daily Mail:
‘Water creatures have been known to cruise the wrong way up rivers and canals and become stranded, as with the whale on the Thames six years ago. Perhaps it was an old shark which was looking for a place to die.’
Posted on December 19, 2010, in article, creature, cryptozoology, feature, irrational, marine, media, misattribution, monster, rational, thoughts and tagged albert, creature, dock, earth, google, jaws, mersey, merseyside, monster, photo, shark. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.