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10ft shark mauled by 20ft behemoth

By T.K. Randall
October 27, 2009 · Comment icon 48 comments

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Officials in Queensland have alerted swimmers to keep out of the water after a giant shark was found almost bitten in two by what is estimated to be a 20ft monster great white almost as large as the shark from the movie Jaws.
A 'monster' great white shark measuring up to 20 ft long is on the prowl off a popular Queensland beach, according to officials. Swimmers were warned to stay out of the water off Stradbroke Island after the shark mauled another smaller great white which had been hooked on a baited drum line.

Source: Daily Mail | Comments (48)

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Comment icon #39 Posted by Cetacea 13 years ago
Just to put things in perspective a little BUT if you liked Jaws, you might also enjoy.... Highly amusing if you're a biologist Not as bad as this orthis. Anyone seen this beauty? I'm wondering if it's worth the rental just for the laughs....
Comment icon #40 Posted by She-ra 13 years ago
Poor sharky .... that's some bad hat Harry .... sorry couldn't resist
Comment icon #41 Posted by REBEL 13 years ago
IMO the most dangerous sea creature is the "Box Jellyfish". So small you can barely see them but they can kill you with just one touch. Furthermore there are zillions of them and populations are growing. At least you can see a shark coming most of the time. I agree; helplessly watching this massive jaw coming at you with nowhere to run swim or hide, probably die of shock before the first bite, probably better to go with one bite, whole if your pain lol!!! Your right, according to Nat Geo; Box Jelly's(rated most dangerous & deadly) Blue-Ringed Octopus, Stonefish, Saltwater Crocs ... [More]
Comment icon #42 Posted by psyche101 13 years ago
The thing is that there are viable alternatives. Shark repellent devices using electronic pulses have been tested successfully as they affect their sensitive ampullae of lorenzini, they repel the sharks and completely reduce the bycatch issue, but they are unpopular because people feel safer with a physical barrier that they can see But, like the US car companies the mighty dollar for big business usually seems to be the greatest issue.... usually but..... Maybe the authorities are watching!!!!!!!! Good News Cetacea, Matt, Thong. This morning on the local radio news, I heard that 150 sharks ar... [More]
Comment icon #43 Posted by Leilani 13 years ago
This is a 14ft Great White More about this shark
Comment icon #44 Posted by Agent Mothman 13 years ago
Yay! I'm going to Queensland in a week, this is just the news I needed to hear
Comment icon #45 Posted by Paracelse 13 years ago
Also, it really isn't the most dangerous creature in the sea. Cone shells kill more people a year alone on average that every single shark species combined. Sea snakes (who are actually very docile) kill 150 people a year. Sharks average about 3.8 deaths per year. If you are the .8 human there are still chances of survival isn't it???
Comment icon #46 Posted by brlesq1 13 years ago
Maybe not the most dangerous creature, but death by shark is certainly more dramatic.
Comment icon #47 Posted by wolfram&hart12345 13 years ago
Mattshark must have been really hungry that day.
Comment icon #48 Posted by Mattshark 13 years ago
Mattshark must have been really hungry that day.

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