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Yes, folks. A bull shark was recently found dead in a river in Manchester, Ohio.
The shark was found floating near the shore and seemed to be following groups of bass common in the area because of the abundance of small fish.
This bull shark was only 2 feet long and 9 inches wide, and was hit by a motor boat propeller.
Bull sharks are a territorial shark species, and unlike most shark species, are known to attack people. Bull sharks are also famous for their ability to survive in saltwater and freshwater as well as migration habits.
Since bass are known to be plentiful in this Ohio river, there is reason to believe that this is not the only shark in the area.
According to the fisherman, no other sharks have been seen so far. However, there have been reports of ducks vanishing from the river.
We may have found our culprit(s)!
Even though bull sharks are some of the most dangerous sharks to humans, we must work to protect them even as they move into uncommon areas. They keep our oceans healthy and we must respect that fact.
Bull sharks are a near-threatened species according to the IUCN Red List. Let’s hope the Ohio Department of Natural Resources can find a safe solution for bull sharks that find themselves in freshwater.