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Huge Shark Photobombs Kids At Beach [UPDATED]

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Did a couple of Manhattan Beach kids get photobombed by a great white shark on Friday?

Or was it just a dolphin?

(Or was it really that two suburban kids habitat-bombed this majestic creature's natural home? Or maybe it was just a shadow? We report, you decide.)

The kids belong to June Emerson of Manhattan Beach, whose twins are pictured. KTLA has more.

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UPDATE 12/30: Our questions have been answered—or at least one of them. George Matsumoto, a senior researcher from the esteemed Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, e-mailed us to confirm what many of you suspected: it is NOT a shark. He believes it was a dolphin and writes, "note that the tail is flat."