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#1    heathyr

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 11:13 PM

The picture below was taken from Foxnews.com and it shows some of the stupidest people on the face of this planet. The pics show ta portion of the Florida coastline as taken from a helicopter. All of thse black dots on the right are sharks swimming towards the beach. The three people swimming on the upper left are, well..........dinner.


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Posted 29 December 2006 - 11:30 PM

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The picture below was taken from Foxnews.com and it shows some of the stupidest people on the face of this planet. The pics show ta portion of the Florida coastline as taken from a helicopter. All of thse black dots on the right are sharks swimming towards the beach. The three people swimming on the upper left are, well..........dinner.
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No, Sharks are not particually dangerous at all. Your more likely to be killed by a coconut than a shark, or a bee. No shark feeds on humans as part of its diet and there is no evidence that they react to human blood. In fact the evidence suggests that sharks do not even like the taste of human meat and most attacks are single bites from mistaken identity or defence.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 12:18 AM

Shark attacks are rare at the most. Sharks simply don't like the taste of human meat. And most sharks attacks are because the shark mistakes a surfer for a seal. So no, they are actually not that stupid for being around there.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 12:20 AM

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Shark attacks are rare at the most. Sharks simply don't like the taste of human meat. And most sharks attacks are because the shark mistakes a surfer for a seal. So no, they are actually not that stupid for being around there.
Exactly, this is why most attacks occur in murky water, when the shark has only electrosense to go upon. It can't tell that a person doesn't look like food, so it bites to find out what it is then lets go. This would be ok but for all the teeth.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 01:21 AM

...I still wouldn't be in that water. laugh.gif

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 01:25 AM

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 01:40 AM

Hmm so its safe to swim with sharks  original.gif

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 01:50 AM

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Hmm so its safe to swim with sharks  original.gif

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People swim with sharks all the time, yet there are usually no more than 10 shark related fatalities a year. Very often less and many are provoked and you can have just as many fatalities from cetaceans. Sharks are large (some are actaully also very small) predators, but so are seals, sealions, dolphins, whales, Barracuda and Grouper. If you want animals that will eat you, you want polar bears, crocodiles and tigers. Not much else will.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 04:35 AM

Shoals or sharks like that are not uncommon. When fishing in the gulf coast, we have come upon schools of hammerheads like that not once...but twice. Even hooked into a nice 9 foot hammerhead, but lost it boatside.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 06:04 AM

Welcome a-board Matt!   clap.gif

I'll stick to the beach or in a boat, thanks.  I know that humans aren't really part of their diet, but then knowing my luck...they'd be "cheating on their diet" on the day I decided to go for a swim.   passifier.gif

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 06:11 AM

Shark attacks are unpredictable.  So why do shark defenders always yell at people who are cautious around sharks and don't prefer to swim with them?  Lions don't eat humans as part of their natural diet either and how many lion attacks happen every year?  But you'd be hard pressed to find me climbing into a cage with a lion.


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Posted 30 December 2006 - 10:26 AM

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Shark attacks are unpredictable.  So why do shark defenders always yell at people who are cautious around sharks and don't prefer to swim with them?  Lions don't eat humans as part of their natural diet either and how many lion attacks happen every year?  But you'd be hard pressed to find me climbing into a cage with a lion.

I'd tell people to be cautious around any large predator whether it is a shark, lion, dolphin or seal. It is stupid not to. People are attacked by large predators yes, however lion attacks are extremely rare like shark attacks. In fact large herbivores like Hippos, wildebeast etc are far more deadly and kill many more people each year.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 06:50 PM

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I'd tell people to be cautious around any large predator whether it is a shark, lion, dolphin or seal. It is stupid not to. People are attacked by large predators yes, however lion attacks are extremely rare like shark attacks. In fact large herbivores like Hippos, wildebeast etc are far more deadly and kill many more people each year.

You should be cautious around any wild animal, except maybe penguins. innocent.gif

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 06:55 PM

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You should be cautious around any wild animal, except maybe penguins. innocent.gif

I dunno, penguins could give a nasty nip too. If its got anything sharp basically means it can hurt you.

I remember seeing some incredibly stupid people placing their children next to Californian elephant seals a species which has no issues crushing their own offspring never minds someone else's. Education is no way near good enough.  no.gif

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 07:45 PM

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Education is no way near good enough.

How true...people want to show how "manly" they are by picking up rattlesnakes, and when they get tagged, they blame the snake.


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