Fact check: Bull shark found in the Ohio River, floating since 2008

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Fact Check: False/Fake

Viral on Social Media:

2 days ago a Large Shark was seen swimming in the Ohio River near the Boat Dock in Augusta, Ky. experts claim it is possible for a shark to swim inland via River routes, it rarely happens but they have been seen several times in rivers around the Country, please do not go near them if spotted, try to photograph it and report it immediately to authorities.

Ayupp facts check Analysis – Again this news feeds are being published from the famous site react365. The terms of the website also claims that.

This website is an entertainment website, news are created by users. These are humourous news, fantasy, fictional, that should not be seriously taken or as a source of information. So you can just ignore the seriousness of the news.

The  news was first spread in 8th Apr 2008 in a website called sunshinecoastdaily. When the site claimed A bullshark was probably responsible for the attack that claimed the life of a 16-year-old Wollongbar boy at Ballina today.

Southern Cross University shark expert Daniel Bucher said recent sightings of bull sharks in the area, coupled with their tendency to hunt in dirty water close to shore, meant a bull shark was probably involved.

Five bull sharks were spotted recently circling in murky water under Missingham Bridge, only half a kilometre from the northern entrance to the estuary on North Wall where the boy was bitten.

Same image was used in the below blog as well.

http://shark-bytes1.blogspot.in/2008/04/shark-bytes-april-12-2008.html

Common fakers you can at least change the image now. J



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