Sure looks like it! Wow, haven't seen a thresher in these parts in decades. Very cool!
2012-07-29 10:36 PM
terrific pic! very cool!
2012-07-30 09:02 AM
Great shot, looks to be bigger than the typical pups.
2012-07-30 09:07 AM
These are fish eaters. Seals and humans are safe unless they do something really dumb.
2012-07-30 09:50 AM
Very Cool !! I hope it sticks around a while I would love to be able to capture a few images of it for myself
2012-07-30 10:16 AM
AWWww! He/she is so C U T E !
2012-07-30 12:42 PM
I hope that is a thresher shark (nice to have the complete food chain intact), but that photo looks like a sea lion laying on his side, with his flipper showing.
2012-07-30 01:58 PM
Ah, sharks. I remember when we all ate shark. I still feel guilty. This pic is definitely NOT a seal.
2012-07-30 02:04 PM
I've seen threshers off Goleta a couple of times. Fiesty.
2012-07-30 02:09 PM
OP here. I don't think sea lions have dorsal fins, lidless eyes and tails that are as long as the body. I know the photo is not that clear (phone photo), but I watched this guy for a while and he was definitely shark not sea lion.
2012-07-30 02:30 PM
Threshers are common this time of year between Ventura and Gaviote. We catch them and eat them all summer.
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