On Sunday at noon, nearly 100 shark fins will be cruising the channel toward Little Bridge. Have no fear, though, the fins will not be attached to actual sharks. They are wooden decoys, set to lead the way as a fundraiser for Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary as part of its 50-year anniversary summer.

The first time event is dubbed the Amity Shark Race, and is the brainchild of sanctuary education manager Josey Kirkland and education coordinator Liz Dengenis.

“Our sister sanctuary has done a rubber duck race, but we thought doing something more Island specific would be fun,” Ms. Dengenis said.

Businesses and individuals pay a fee for a shark fin and then on Sunday all the fins are let loose in the water near the end of the jetty.

“We have tested and timed the currents,” Ms. Dengenis said.

There will be a fleet of kayaks to act as walls to rebound errant fins back into the channel as they head toward the finish line on the other side of Little Bridge.

Winner gets a hand-carved trophy.

“And serious bragging rights,” Ms. Dengenis said.

To purchase a fin head to the Felix Neck website. To catch shark fever head to Little Bridge on Sunday at noon.