Has Sore Nose returned??
A few days ago we came across a shark who had obvious signs of damage to its snout. Thankfully it seemed that the damage was old, healed over, and the shark was seemingly healthy.
Last year we found a shark with an obvious entanglement over it's snout, which looked like a plastic packing strap or rope. Comparing the two images, it seems the damage to the shark is in a similar place, however further analysis of images and video from both sharks will need to be compared to see if they match.
It would be great news if it was the same shark and that it had survived such an entanglement! It would also be interesting that it would have returned to the same area, and about the same time of year (within 2 weeks). We'll update the situation when we are able to look more into the identification markings.
Shark from late July 2014
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Has sore nose returned with a no-so-sore, nose?[/caption]
Shark from early Aug 2013
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Enlargement of rope around the sharks nose[/caption]