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By Emily Persico
For the past few years, there has been a Finding Nemo themed rumor swimming around Florida’s divers. Word on the docks is that there is a shark nicknamed “Snooty” with a toothy smile that is reminiscent of Bruce’s. You know Bruce:
After years of searching, photographer Cassie Jensen finally caught the evasive beauty on camera. “I’ve been wanting to meet her for a long time, so when I saw her cruise by me, my heart began to race,” Jensen recalled. She was cruising for a Bruce-ing… HA. We’ll stop.
Snooty’s oddly set jaw isn’t the only thing making her popular. Jensen also notes that Snooty has a crimped tail, but says, “It doesn’t seem to bother her, and we love her even more for it.” Crimped hair may be out but her tail is always in.
Unlike Bruce, Snooty is a Lemon Shark. The phrase popularized by the Great Blue in Finding Nemo “Fish are friends, not food” could not apply less to Snooty, who is a piscivore (a species that eats primarily fish.)
Still, Nemo-killer or not, how could we not love her with that “heart-warming” smile?