From sharks to chemical slime to sunken World War I ships, the river can present some things you may not expect to find.
Sharks!Commercial fisherman John ‘’Willy’’ Dean hauled in two 8-foot-long bull sharks in the waters off Point Lookout State Park at the southern tip of St. Mary’s County on Aug. 20, one dead in a net, the other thrashing as it was brought aboard. The park is located at the point where the Potomac meets Chesapeake Bay. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fact sheet says bull sharks live off the Atlantic coast and are common in river mouths. Reid Silverman