Shark In OC Street Flood? Faux Fin And Internet Takes Bait

Shark In OC Street Flood? Faux Fin And Internet Takes Bait

A video posted online went viral in the last 24 hours. It was of a street flooded in West Ocean City, MD after the recent coastal storm with an apparent shark swimming in it. I shard the video, but also asked if it was real. I saw the bait and almost fully bit, but I wanted to confirm it. In fact, in addition to posting on social media, I tweeted my friends at The National Aquarium for their opinion (you can see the video below).

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A few hours later, this:

 

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To be honest, it caught my attention, and even it it was fake, I thought it would give people a good laugh. So did Charlotte Sampson. I am not sure she expected to get this much attention. But a few hundred thousand people had seen the video, and she followed up with this message:

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I must say, in the environment of such bad news, and yes even the flood damage and cleanup in Ocean City form the storm, this gave a lot of people a good laugh. Charlotte- You win! You did just that and came clean after it had a chance to run its course. In fact Stan Lee might give you a nod just for your alliteration.

I personally will do my best to share, but also try to confirm outstanding video and photos. Just because it is online, doesn’t make it true. A note we should remember heading into winter storm season ūüėČ

Thanks to the great staff at The National Aquarium as well. Please give them a follow on Twitter @NatlAquarium  after seeing the video one more time.

What do you think?  Here is another look at the video, then please post your opinion on the post where you found this article.

 

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