Late-breaking erratum: My initial suspicion of this one was confirmed by our intrepid readers and commentors Mark and David. It is, in fact, bogus. Thanks Guys!
Doh! Just missed shark week on this one. I am going somewhat against my better instincts as a scientist cum journalist in reproducing this without a full background check. I mean it could conceivably be a PhotoShop hack job. But I can’t hold back:
Hurricane Irene has evidently brought the seas up into a coastal town in Puerto Rico and, yes, sharks (and presumably other ocean creatures) are swimming through town like they own the place. Which, for the time being, they do. Perhaps nosing around for some of those scruffy feral dogs that abound in tropical settlements.
Note to self: Keep to high ground when Irene hits coastal Virginia shortly. And one more question: what on earth was the photographer doing — in a car — in that depth of water?