Series of Shark Attacks Hit Atlantic Coast

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    Jun 15, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    Looks like these "harmless" sharks are getting hungry this year. I call them "harmless" cause I enjoy swimming with them sometimes.

    http://videowall.accuweather.com/detail/videos/trending-now/video/4297811557001/series-of-shark-attacks-hit-atlantic-coast?autoStart=true
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    Jun 15, 2015 8:01 PM GMT
    They're reporting to their leader in Boca!
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    Jun 15, 2015 8:03 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidThey're reporting to their leader in Boca!
    Actually New Smyrna is the shark bite capital of the world, but these happened in NC.
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    Jun 15, 2015 11:09 PM GMT
    I apologize. It's just that I've been extra hungry lately.
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    Jun 16, 2015 8:01 AM GMT
    I thought Sharkie was in an especially good mood the other day...
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    Jun 16, 2015 8:03 AM GMT
    Sharkspeare saidI apologize. It's just that I've been extra hungry lately.
    Yeah but you should keep your meals over the age of 18. You could totally go to jail for eating those kids! icon_evil.gif

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    Jun 16, 2015 3:22 PM GMT
    It IS the 40th Anniversary of Jaws, after icon_rolleyes.gifall...
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    Jun 16, 2015 4:04 PM GMT
    I love the responses of the shark "apologists" that I'm reading in the news: sharks really don't eat people, they're just "sampling" humans and then let them go. Some sample - bite an arm off.

    Or the use of convoluted statistics to show that there really hasn't been an increase in shark attacks. It's just an illusion.

    I'd like to cull the shark population. Not exterminate them, that would never be possible anyway.

    The argument that sharks are necessary to maintain the natural ecological balance as a top ocean predator in the food chain is false. HUMANS have become the top predator. The sharks should be pushed aside, their role marginalized, as well as their danger to humans.
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    Jun 16, 2015 5:39 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    I'd like to cull the shark population

    Well, I never. And I thought we were friends. (sniffle)
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    Jun 16, 2015 5:41 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI love the responses of the shark "apologists" that I'm reading in the news: sharks really don't eat people, they're just "sampling" humans and then let them go. Some sample - bite an arm off.

    Or the use of convoluted statistics to show that there really hasn't been an increase in shark attacks. It's just an illusion.

    I'd like to cull the shark population. Not exterminate them, that would never be possible anyway.

    The argument that sharks are necessary to maintain the natural ecological balance as a top ocean predator in the food chain is false. HUMANS have become the top predator. The sharks should be pushed aside, their role marginalized, as well as their danger to humans.
    That sounds so not very liberal of you icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 16, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    Sharkspeare said
    Art_Deco said
    I'd like to cull the shark population

    Well, I never. And I thought we were friends. (sniffle)

    Well, we WERE friends. Until you bit my arm off to sample it. icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 18, 2015 2:38 PM GMT
    People continually fall for this s**t. It's called summer ... and Discovery Channel's PR team priming the pumps for Shark Week.
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    Jun 19, 2015 2:11 AM GMT
    If you keep an eye out you'll just about always read or hear the people who've been attacked are inland tourists... or surfers.

    From March to October hardly a day goes by I don't see sharks from my house. Big Bull Sharks come in the bayou and patrol the shallows looking for food all the time. They hang around my dock trying to get into my crab pen. Even on a good day visibility in the water is less than 4 feet. When the boys were 13-14 they improvised harpoons and would sit on the dock with their friends fishing and waiting for one to come in close enough.

    The only place I go out in the water is on the gulf side of the island where the water is crystal clear. Even out there we see them from time to time but stay out of their way.

    Yearly average deaths in the US due to animals

    Bees & Wasps..............53
    Chicken Eggs..............35 (salmonella)
    Dogs...........................31
    Farm Cows..................20
    Horses........................20
    Hogs (wild)...................8
    Hogs domestic..............7
    Spiders.........................7
    Bulls ............................3
    Mountain Lions.............1
    Shark............................1

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    Jun 19, 2015 2:18 AM GMT
    bobbobbob saidYearly average deaths in the US due to animals

    Bees & Wasps..............53
    Chicken Eggs..............35 (salmonella)
    Dogs...........................31
    Farm Cows..................20
    Horses........................20
    Hogs (wild)...................8
    Hogs domestic..............7
    Spiders.........................7
    Bulls ............................3
    Mountain Lions.............1
    Shark............................1

    I wonder what the number would be if humans were added to the category of "animal." icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 19, 2015 5:14 AM GMT
    Shark week has em all upset!

    Get the hell out of shark infested waters.
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    Jun 19, 2015 8:37 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    bobbobbob saidYearly average deaths in the US due to animals

    Bees & Wasps..............53
    Chicken Eggs..............35 (salmonella)
    Dogs...........................31
    Farm Cows..................20
    Horses........................20
    Hogs (wild)...................8
    Hogs domestic..............7
    Spiders.........................7
    Bulls ............................3
    Mountain Lions.............1
    Shark............................1

    I wonder what the number would be if humans were added to the category of "animal." icon_wink.gif


    SMART CALL PAUL.

    If we want to stop humans from being being killed by animals we need to eradicate humans since they are the #1 killer of humans..

    Meanwhile neighbor teen boys on my dock loaded me up with shark steaks from the ones they caught today. I had to laugh. They caught and slaughtered 4 sharks in one day. So what's the worldwide news coverage on that?

    My doctor told me more money is spent on wounds from stingrays and saltwater catfish in one year than on shark bites in twenty years. I'm tracking that down for a link. BUT considering all the people I know who've been stabbed by stingrays and catfish and ended up in hospitals against the ZERO people I know who have been attacked by sharks I'm guessing my sassy doctor knows what she's talking about.
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    Jun 19, 2015 8:18 PM GMT
    bobbobbob saidIf you keep an eye out you'll just about always read or hear the people who've been attacked are inland tourists... or surfers.

    From March to October hardly a day goes by I don't see sharks from my house. Big Bull Sharks come in the bayou and patrol the shallows looking for food all the time. They hang around my dock trying to get into my crab pen. Even on a good day visibility in the water is less than 4 feet. When the boys were 13-14 they improvised harpoons and would sit on the dock with their friends fishing and waiting for one to come in close enough.

    The only place I go out in the water is on the gulf side of the island where the water is crystal clear. Even out there we see them from time to time but stay out of their way.

    Yearly average deaths in the US due to animals

    Bees & Wasps..............53
    Chicken Eggs..............35 (salmonella)
    Dogs...........................31
    Farm Cows..................20
    Horses........................20
    Hogs (wild)...................8
    Hogs domestic..............7
    Spiders.........................7
    Bulls ............................3
    Mountain Lions.............1
    Shark............................1


    Everything on that list makes sense to me but domestic hogs. How do you get killed by a farm pig?
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    Jun 19, 2015 8:29 PM GMT
    bobbobbob saidIf you keep an eye out you'll just about always read or hear the people who've been attacked are inland tourists... or surfers.

    From March to October hardly a day goes by I don't see sharks from my house. Big Bull Sharks come in the bayou and patrol the shallows looking for food all the time. They hang around my dock trying to get into my crab pen. Even on a good day visibility in the water is less than 4 feet. When the boys were 13-14 they improvised harpoons and would sit on the dock with their friends fishing and waiting for one to come in close enough.

    The only place I go out in the water is on the gulf side of the island where the water is crystal clear. Even out there we see them from time to time but stay out of their way.

    Yearly average deaths in the US due to animals

    Bees & Wasps..............53
    Chicken Eggs..............35 (salmonella)
    Dogs...........................31
    Farm Cows..................20
    Horses........................20
    Hogs (wild)...................8
    Hogs domestic..............7
    Spiders.........................7
    Bulls ............................3
    Mountain Lions.............1
    Shark............................1


    Those sharks need to up their game! I think they should at least try to outrank chicken eggs, though it would be hard to compete with those formidable bees & wasps!!!