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Re: SHARK WEEK on the Discovery Channel!
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2003, 06:32 PM »
I saw that episode the other night too, and agree with you guys on those unbelievable attacks by these amazing predators!   :o  I'll definitely be tuning in tonight as well, since it looks like another great episode.  There's something about any types of wild animals that can eat people that's just too fascinating to pass up!  So count me in!   8)

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Re: SHARK WEEK on the Discovery Channel!
« Reply #16 on: November 4, 2003, 04:37 PM »
So a poor little 13 year old hot shot surfing chick in Hawaii just got her arm bit off by a 14-15 foot Tiger Shark...   :'(  OUCH!  She's OK (aside from a missing arm), and sounds like she's going to bounce back and keep at it.  She was already lined up with a bunch of sponsors and everything.  Bummer.  Hopefully she doesn't lose too much ability-wise, and can keep surfing at a competitive level, since it was basically her whole life, and was going to be her future as well...

Here she is in action:


Here's what's left of her board after Sunday:


Here's the article on it from CNN...

...and here's a nasty ol' Tiger Shark, or two:   :o



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Re: SHARK WEEK on the Discovery Channel!
« Reply #17 on: November 4, 2003, 09:21 PM »
Eh, ya go in the water you take the risk...  I wish her the best of luck and that she hadn't lost a limb but such is life...

I dig those shark photos though!  :)  

I've heard so many people whining in the last couple of days since that incident that all sharks should be killed though, and that's just such a disturbing mentality...  My friend Eric's that way, and was one of the anti-shark people.  So was Howard Stern on Monday morning...   ::)
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Re: SHARK WEEK on the Discovery Channel!
« Reply #18 on: November 4, 2003, 10:09 PM »
When we went snorkeling in Hawaii they told us after we were already in the water that the Bay we were in was one of the worlds largest breeding grounds for Hammerheads.  They then told us though that it was 6 months until breeding season so shark sighting were rare.  Nice guys though, got us all worked up for nothing

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Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2005, 04:41 PM »
Bump.  Just because sharks are still cool, and I wouldn't mind seeing some more pix of them...   8)

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Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2005, 04:50 PM »
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Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2005, 05:06 PM »
The picture kept, will remind me...

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Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2005, 05:12 PM »


I love this shot.  It's amazing how the Whites go into that trancelike state when you rub them on the nose.  More amazing that it was just discovered a couple years ago.  Even more amazing that so many people, like this guy above, are doing it all the time now.  Trance, or not, that's freakin' crazy to be messing around like that, that close to a Great White's open jaws...!!!

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Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2005, 05:25 PM »
I like Whale Sharks.  They're like the Ithorians of the sea...  *sigh*

That shot with the guy's hand on the GW's nose is funny.

The shot of the surfer's just a classic though.  Looks like a Megalodon flying out of the surf on him.  :)
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Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2005, 10:24 PM »
I like Whale Sharks.  They're like the Ithorians of the sea...  *sigh*
My son's "Sharks!" book says you can fit two school buses on their back... I'm thinking these are the short buses??
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Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2005, 12:41 AM »
I had such a flurry of jokes invade my mind I'm almost dizzy.

Hmmm, I'd assume they're the "short" bus as well.  Or Micro-buses maybe.  Whale Sharks are big, but  I didn't even think you could fit two buses on their backs.

I'd love to see the attempt though.  The shark would kill its first person I do believe.



This one doesn't seem able to do that...  Maybe he's but a sharkling?
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Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2005, 01:02 AM »


Kevin <3 Orcas.

Free Willy makes me cry to this day. Or at least perspire from my eyes.

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Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2005, 01:46 AM »

Kevin <3 Orcas.

Free Willy makes me cry to this day. Or at least perspire from my eyes.

Kevin

Mods, please move this to the "whale" thread.  :-*
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Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2005, 02:29 AM »
Has anyone heard much about the great white at the Monterey Bay Aquarium? Four months in captivity and counting.

A few other non-great white sharks got too close and she bit them. Two of those died.


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Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2005, 02:51 AM »
Mods, please move this to the "whale" thread.  :-*

No kidding.

Sharks, Kevin.  Sharks.

If you want to discuss the time the killer whale killed the young Great White (caught on tape), then that would be fine here.  Otherwise, I'll have to say take Dp's advice and start a Whale, or Free Willy thread.   :-*

As for Whale Sharks, I think they can grow up to about 50 feet long.  No idea how long school buses are these days though.  Unfortunately, whenever I see a Whale Shark now, I always think of that "interesting" segment from the movie Jackass.   :-\

Idej, thanks for the reminder on that Monterey Bay Aquarium white.  I hadn't heard squat on that since the initial hoopla died down after the first few weeks.  Glad to hear the shark's still doing well.  Since it was a baby when they caught it, hopefully it will adapt to captivity better than all of it's predecessors.  Interesting to hear that she's chewin' up the other sharks in there!

I'll definitely be paying a visit to see it the next time we're up in the Bay Area, that's for sure.