Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Ocean wildlife

When we were down at the beach, the fish were crazy.  They were jumping right out of the water.



And Andrew and Brandon had front row seats for the action.  Watch:

video

When he felt that he'd been up close and personal with the fish for long enough, Drew asked if I wanted a turn.  I jokingly told him, "No way.  Why do you think those fish are jumping OUT of the water?  Predator.  Underneath."  I refused to go in for a while. 

When we were back in the comfort of our hotel room, I was scrolling through some of the still photos I took while he was out there and look what we found:
Do you see that dark spot in the background?

Zoomed in:
When I first saw it, my heart skipped a beat.
Were we swimming out there with sharks????

But I think it was a dolphin.
What do you think?
This was the next photo in the series.
A sea monster?
We may never know.

13 comments:

lynnissa said...

Yikes! Just pretend it was dolphins. Everyone loves swimming with dolphins.

rob, jax & max: the harmon squad said...

Scary! Although I asked Rob what he thought (he's my aquatic expert since his family is in the fish business) and he says it looks more like a porpoise than a shark. But I'm like you, any hint of something dangerous in the water and I'm done:)

And btw, all these beach pictures are only making me miss the beach even more... :)

Natalie said...

Most likely a dolphin. No worries. But with those fish jumping you never know what else was closer in ...

Megan said...

I googled sharks and dolphins in North Carolina and this looks way more like a shark fin than the curved dolphin one...

Ang said...

Let's just say it's a shark fin, cause it's cooler that way. Now my brother is the author of the Twilight Rap AND he swims with sharks!

Seriously, though: eek!

Grandma Sweat said...

No way! Really? This wasn't photo-shopped? Yikes you guys! Now I'm going to hum the Jaws "duh duh duh duh duh" background theme for the rest of the morning. I can't wait for Dennis to wake up so I can show him these pictures.
Be careful - I guess it really IS a jungle out there!
Have a good day today on dry land.
XO
Grandma Sweat

andrea said...

Mom--No photo shopping involved. Except to crop it. And add my lovely yellow arrows and text. Those are the pinnacle my photo shopping skills. :)

Amy said...

I say it's a shark! I'm with Ang, that's much cooler than a dolphin. Scary though. And the fish? Weird.

carrie said...

Ya, that is kinda scary! Glad everyone had fun in spite of.

The Oregonians said...

"You're gonna need a bigger boat".

Kiersten said...

Cool. I vote for dolphin...because I sharks terrify me!

Andrew - He Who Swims With Sharks! said...

It was a shark. We ended up talking for a while out in the ocean. The shark's name was Jabber Jaw and he would NOT STOP TALKING!

Joey/Denny/Emma said...

Most definitely a shark. A big one. With huge teeth and plenty of them. Andrew was lucky to escape.