November 16, 2018
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Coast Guard captures video of large shark off Boothbay Harbor

In this video posted to Facebook by a U.S. Coast Guard crew based out of Boothbay Harbor, a large shark is seen passing by the bow of the crew’s 47-foot motor lifeboat, or MLB.

Although the shark bears a resemblance to the famous great white, researchers at the Gulf of Maine Institute told CBS 13 it’s more likely a docile basking shark, one in a species often mistaken for great whites because of their sizes and colorations.

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