Wednesday May 10, 2023


A shark was spotted unusually far from home on Monday, having ventured from the ocean into a body of water further inland.

The shark was spotted in Lake Merritt, a tidal lagoon in Oakland, California.

As reported by KTVU FOX 2, the leopard shark had made its way into the lake from San Francisco Bay, which while bizarre, is not the first time marine animals have explored the lagoon waters.

In 2020, local news website The Oaklandside reported that a variety of ocean-dwellers had been spotted in the lake, including sea lions, bat rays, salmon, sturgeon, jellyfish and other leopard sharks.

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