Officials: Over 300 lb. shark caught in the Chesapeake Bay

Photo courtesy of the Powley family/Maryland DNR

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On Tuesday, Maryland officials say a bull shark was caught recently in the Chesapeake Bay.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says Maryland waterman Larry "Boo" Powley accidentally caught a 310 lb. bull shark off Cedar Point in St. Mary's County. Officials say the shark is 8.6 ft. in length and it is known to eat fish, sharks & rays in fresh & shallow waters. 

DNR officials say the shark visits the Chesapeake Bay in the summer season. 

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