Shark on the OR coast? Believe it!

My nephew Christian Miller was staying at the beach at Rockaway, Oregon. While walking on the beach, someone came up to him and asked if he had seen the shark, and then pointed it out. He took this amazing video.

I'm not sure who the stranger is who's trying to help the shark back into the ocean. Apparently, they were able to get it to swim back out.

I always heard it was too cold on the Oregon coast for sharks. Guess I was wrong ... and I'll be remembering that in the future.

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KVAL News says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 12:11 PM

"The shark in the video is a blue shark," Jim Burke, director of Animal Husbandry at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Ore., told KVAL News. "They are fish eaters and probably got caught in the surf zone after chasing its prey near shore."

KVAL News says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 12:17 PM

"They are normally found far off shore so to find this shark on the beach is really rare," Kevin Clifford, Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, told KVAL News. Watch and KVAL 13 TV News Monday evening for more

Tony J. says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 12:25 PM

I hope whoever posted this know that by tampering with sea life, no matter their good intentions, they're breaking the law.

Tony J. says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 12:27 PM

I hope the family who posted this realized that, despite their good intentions, by tampering with sea life they are actually breaking the law. Still, really cool video.

MaryLaura says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 2:06 PM

I'm glad this kind person was able to help the shark back out into the Deep Blue Sea. !!

Passer By says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 4:17 PM

I was told by an Oregon commercial fisherman many years ago that there are as many sharks off the Oregon coast as anywhere else but the water is so cold and the weather such that people stay out of the water more in Oregon than in warmer climates.

QueenaDina says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 4:35 PM

Oh for Pete's sake: maybe whoever posted it didn't know they were breaking the law...I would've done the same thing,.tried to help the poor thing. ..they are kind and compassionate people to at least try to help out and not watch it suffer.

Gone West says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 5:40 PM

I agree with QueenaDina despite what "Tony J. says ..." - Whatever law he's referring to was meant to protect "sea life." Sometimes (and in this case) compassion trumps law. The world is not black and white. There are many shades of gray.

Wondering says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 5:43 PM

Where's my post?

jacksonkingfish says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 7:27 PM

As far as sharks and the Oregon Coast, sometime in ?70's? a surfer was attacked by a great white north of Newport. A few yrs. later I gave the guy a ride. He pulled up his t-shirt, to show a large void, where his ribs used to be. Tourists, Beware

Colleen says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 9:44 PM

Poor fish, I would have helped too. I'd have killed to be there, touch that shark.. what an AMAZING video!

anita says ... on Tuesday, Jun 29 at 7:07 AM

i would be to afraid the shark would of turned around and bitten my foot off.

crazeedav says ... on Tuesday, Jun 29 at 10:03 AM

I think the guys name trying to save the shark is "Dude"...

bil says ... on Tuesday, Jun 29 at 3:46 PM

sometime in the future this shark will come across this person stranded in the ocean and remember his good deed and help him to safety...

Ron says ... on Tuesday, Jun 29 at 8:41 PM

How dare those people. you da man Tony J, put those mean people in their place!

Justin says ... on Tuesday, Jun 29 at 9:55 PM

I don't agree that they break the law if the shark looks helpless...I would definitely help any sea animals get back to ocean. It's same thing as helping get whale back into ocean. It's part of protecting sea life from getting washed up on beaches.

Dale sr. says ... on Tuesday, Jun 29 at 11:46 PM

Hi, my name is Tony J. My favorite color is transparent. It's real neat and stuff.

Mike says ... on Wednesday, Jun 30 at 9:14 AM

Uh, I don't know where you got that idea, but there are certainly sharks off the coast of Oregon. Anywhere you find sea lions, you are going to find white sharks, as they are their favorite prey. Sharks exist in every ocean of the world.

fishslayer says ... on Wednesday, Jul 7 at 11:15 AM

fish looks like its nose is injured and could it be blind. brave dude could have been bit

fishslayer says ... on Wednesday, Jul 7 at 11:21 AM

i have fished carolina beaches for years the largest shark caught off cherry grove peir s.c it was 1743 lbs. the guy who caught it and i,ve seen the picture's said it was the smallest of 3 he caught that day. they are everywhere where humans play

bioyatexas says ... on Thursday, Jul 8 at 8:22 PM

Shark is good eating!!!

maria says ... on Wednesday, Dec 8 at 8:11 AM

poor shark

LanceSpring says ... on Sunday, Jan 30 at 12:02 AM

The whole front of the shark's face has been cut off. A propeller could have done that, or another shark. Its nostrils are totally gone, so there is no way for this shark to survive. It was simply beaching to put an end to its suffering and die.

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