Published in National Geographic in 2005, the original photo of the shark was actually taken by photographer Thomas Peschak in South Africa. But it gets frequently doctored and recycled whenever there's a massive storm.  Read more...

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One more time, y’all: There are no sharks swimming in Irma’s floodwaters

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Oh freeway shark, we wish we could quit you.

A photo of a shark swimming on a flooded freeway made the rounds on social media during Hurricane Irma. But those affected by Irma flooding needn't worry about sharks—the photo is fake.

A shark photographed on I-75 just outside of Naples, FL

This is insane#HurricaneIrma pic.twitter.com/cRBDsRJQsF

— Maury Page (@mopage19) September 10, 2017

Published in National Geographic in 2005, the original photo of the shark was actually taken by photographer Thomas Peschak in South Africa. But it gets frequently doctored and recycled whenever there's a massive storm.  Read more...

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