Forget dolphins, find inner peace swimming with sharks

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Postby CielOnTap on Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:36 pm

Reports out of Egypt this month had at least 4 tourists attacked by sharks in the diving area. There were some serious injuries (and one tourist did die). Since tourism for the Red Sea resorts is key business, people are worried.
Egypt closes beaches over shark attacks
Hunt under way for shark responsible for maiming three Russian tourists at Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh

Jack Shenker in Cairo guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 1 December 2010 18.05 GMT
A hunt is under way to track down a shark responsible for maiming three Russian tourists in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, one of whom remains in a critical condition.

Tonight Egyptian officials closed Sharm el-Sheikh's famous beaches and suspended nearly all diving and watersports activities, which attract more than 3 million holidaymakers every year.

Two of the attacks took place within minutes of each other yesterday afternoon, when an oceanic whitetip shark moved close to shore and began snapping at a couple swimming in the Red Sea. The man's legs were torn by the shark and the woman sustained injuries to her legs and back and had to be resuscitated after rescue.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/01/egypt-closes-beaches-shark-attacks
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Re: Forget dolphins, find inner peace swimming with sharks

Postby deja vu on Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:38 pm

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. — A dolphin weighing between 600 and 700 pounds jumped onto the deck of a boat, injuring a woman in South Florida. Isles of Capri Fire spokesman Keith Perry says a charter boat captain called 911 Sunday afternoon after the dolphin jumped on the boat and landed on one of his passengers.

The woman suffered a sprained ankle. Her name was not available. Officials from the Isles of Capri Fire Department, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Collier County Sheriff's Office used an immobilizing board and a rope to push the dolphin back into the water.


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OOPS! The dolphin needs to work on his landing skills. Missed the water mark by a bit.
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Re: Forget dolphins, find inner peace swimming with sharks

Postby alohasand on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:20 pm

Did the dolphin hear about the whale last year that snapped the boat mast last year? Or can we say the dolphin was too curious for a close encounter?
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Re: Forget dolphins, find inner peace swimming with sharks

Postby deja vu on Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:30 pm

It's the catch of a lifetime, but it's not clear whether a Texas fisherman landed an 8-foot shark or it landed him.

Jason Kresse, 29, of Freeport, and two crew members had been fishing for red snapper about 50 miles into the Gulf of Mexico and were dumping fish guts into the water about 3:45 a.m. Monday when they heard two big splashes in the distance.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42325551/ns ... eird_news/

Definitely not something you see every day. It may be an accident but dumping fish guts was not the brightest
idea in the world. They just didn't think about how the local sharks would react to blood in the water.
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Re: Forget dolphins, find inner peace swimming with sharks

Postby 123duyusee on Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:15 pm

Hey, the shark damaged the boat-that will cost the men plus they learned why fish guts don't go overboard (or at the end of a pier as the gulls will come too). Could the men have had the shark skin saved and the shark made into steak?
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Re: Forget dolphins, find inner peace swimming with sharks

Postby slider on Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:23 pm

The 3-metre, 272-kilogram predator was discovered by a fisherman when he went to check on his trap. The baby female was alive when found but later died. Researchers are still trying to piece together what happened.



That's a baby, with those teeth? That is one big baby Great White and just as dangerous as the adult version. Scary no
matter the size.

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Re: Forget dolphins, find inner peace swimming with sharks

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:20 pm

Online, there is a photo/story circulating about an outline of a shark visible in the wave buoying the surfer at the crest of it. The incident happened on the California coast. Baby seal pups are near the shoreline and sharks are keen to dine on them--that is the explanation for the shark's proximity to the surfer. But the photo showing three surfers with the shark image is getting attention.
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Re: Forget dolphins, find inner peace swimming with sharks

Postby deja vu on Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:37 pm

No inner peace with these guys and definitely what you don't want to see when you go to the beach. They are smaller than their larger cousins but can still do a lot of damage

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Re: Forget dolphins, find inner peace swimming with sharks

Postby smitty on Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:52 pm

Since so many Americans actually own real Tigers & want have them as pets.

So the same a few yrs ago to Americans owning dolphins & the people interesed in their existance were trying to get it across many of the owners & their children to not have the head exoised to the sun, That seems sensible to me.

Still in this part of the Okanagan Valley it is basically unheard of to have a swimming pool that seems to be a MUST to so many others.

Next door is a very nice family with two children one being 5 yrs of age & the other around a year or so younger. The sensible thing was the sort of plasic splash pool only a few inches or less with water so they could splash around with each other or with their friends ESPECIALLY in latter months of July & mid months of August. THAT seemed to be so sensible to my thinking.
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Re: Forget dolphins, find inner peace swimming with sharks

Postby inflate on Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:25 pm

As well as a bold fashion choice, a new line of strategically colored striped and patchy neoprene wetsuits could give divers and snorkelers an as unappetizing appearance — at least to sharks.

"Divert" and "Elude" are the official names of the designs from Australian manufacturer Radiator, though the cold black eyes of a shark may read them as simply, "Tastes Bad" and "Invisible." Both cost about $460.


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I hope they are paying the brave or stupid souls well for being ocean guinea pigs. Really well, because your life depends on it and hope the shark is getting the hint, that you don't taste good. :roll:
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