a dried up and twisted shark

This is a little weird…

On a hot afternoon, July of 2007, Sarah and I went for a short hike down to the beach by Naples Reef. For it’s proximity to Goleta (specifically, the monstrosity known as The Bacara), there’s always a surprising amount of wildlife there: sea lions on the beach, swallows nesting in the cliffs, pelicans, turkey vultures, etc. But this was something I’d never seen before.

All along the beach, from the trail down to the point, were scattered the dried up carcasses of small sharks. (Soupfin sharks, perhaps?) Most of them were twisted like this one, washed halfway up the beach near the high tide line.

Old comments:

shemp @ 2009-10-19 07:01:11

Andre @ 2009-10-19 11:44:38
On the contrary, my dear Shemp, I would say that this is one of the least succulent sharks I've ever encountered. (OED: "Succulent. adj. Full of juice juicy.")

Perhaps, "savory"?

shemp @ 2009-10-19 11:50:54
That's a joke, Jack. Looks like you could sand the veneer off an old bookcase with that thing!

Jack @ 2009-10-19 11:54:58
Kind of a dried up and twisted joke, no?

Eat I!

shemp @ 2009-10-19 11:58:08
Wow, way to cross-post a comment-based joke! I gotta give you points for that one.

Poster Nutbag @ 2009-10-19 11:59:59
*takes a bow*

Dad @ 2009-10-19 15:35:49
Alpacas are a lot cuter

shemp @ 2009-10-27 21:41:29
He's right ya know.

Also, you should probably work with this "Dad" character to make his name link to something fun. Houseboat/lighthouse/all-around-cool-Pops blog, perhaps?

Amiright or amiright?!

Andre @ 2009-10-27 22:06:07
Andrew… When you're right, you're right. And you? You're always right! (Name the reference.)

His wife has a neat blog (one2travelfar.wordpress.com), but I think he's too far gone for this sort of internet buffoonery.

shemp @ 2009-10-27 22:10:31

But come on, make it happen.

a dried up and twisted shark