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Scary stuff, Google Maps zooms in on a shark very close to some surfers near Manly Beach in Sydney!
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from kevgibbo 1930 Days ago #
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This one’s more of a fun post, but I thought it was interesting anyway :)

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from Misscj 1930 Days ago #
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FUN!!!?? I live there, I surf there every morning! We have quite a few shark around there, but this looks like another surfer to me when I zoom in all the way. He’s lying on his board.

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from kevgibbo 1930 Days ago #
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@Misscj, that’s got to be a shark looking at this when zoomed in, you can compare it next to an actual surfer too.I agree, it’s not so fun if you’re the one surfing with them! :)

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from Misscj 1930 Days ago #
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No because if that’s a shark then there are more further down. There’s a guy floating in the ocean above a mirror image of himself, there is also another shadow that looks like a dark grey patch - I think the camera or something has a problem. I can make out a guy on his board. We have helicopters that fly around and check for them, and one that big would have been flagged. It’s a small wave day so you’ve got larger boards out, that shark would be min. 7ft!

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from kevgibbo 1930 Days ago #
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What you’re saying does make sense and I’m sure you know far more about this than I do, although it still looks like a shark to me! :)Where are the ones further down out of interest?

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from Misscj 1930 Days ago #
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Further down the coast. We do have them though! http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/news/story/manly-shark-scare/

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from jaamit 1930 Days ago #
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looks like Misscj above is right, i tweeted this to the guys at http://googlesightseeing.com (great site btw!) and got this reply:@jaamit @kevgibbo It would be amazing if that was a shark, but unfortunately it’s a ghost image of the surfer. More here: http://gss.st/56Follow that link and you’ll see another example of the same effect... Great headline though!!

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from Misscj 1930 Days ago #
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Sphunn because it was cool to see my front yard on Sphinn and because I thought it was a nice breath of fresh air as a topic! Cheers, Kevin!

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from kevgibbo 1930 Days ago #
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Thanks Misscj, I think it’s always good to see different types of posts mixed into Sphinn. Just a shame it wasn’t real, completely fooled me though!

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