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Old 31-08-2011, 12:30   #121
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mebbe politishuns need to pet some sharks--see who wins that one....
Sharks won't eat lawyers or politicians professional courtesy.
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Old 31-08-2011, 14:01   #122
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roflmfao .. hard!!! goood one....
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Hay guy's it just means there's an availiable women with a boat out there or were they just leasing a boat.
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sharks are great eating, if the right kind...... there are many females out there with their own boats. one more wont hurt.

thought that pic was debunked as photochopped......looong ago, like a year or more....
.if the politishun tastes bad, sharkie could always just spit em out-- just more pollution and another slick on the water.....those are absorbable, just ask bp.
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WANTED GOOD WOMAN MUST BE ABLE TO CLEAN, COOK, SEW, DIG WORMS AND CLEAN FISH ...must have sail boat.. please send pic of sail boat...
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i was hired once to take ariel photos of a surfing comp.and I was using a very small aircraft with a low stall speed(12 mph) so I could pretty much hover into a head wind and as I was lorttering around, the competertors were all looking up and waving at me and the whole time there were 10-12 ft Sand Bar Tiger sharks under the surfers,and they were obliveous to what was going on ..also saw big sea rays and schools of Bluefish Blitzzing up the beach ,there were so many Bluefish that the water was churning and turning white and at the end of the competition two people had been bitten....one lost part of a finger and the other had a chunk of flesh bitten from his leg...turns out the bluefish were the ones doing the damage.! DVC
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turns out the bluefish were the ones doing the damage.
Just getting a little payback for all the years of sports fishing.
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Just watched Shark Water, a movie trying to raise awareness and stop shark deccimation in the oceans: SHARKWATER.

Did you know that shark finning is responsible for putting most shark species on the Endangered list? I didn't. It's quite gruesome.

On the up side, the movie shows some incredible footage of the oceans, including sharks. It's gorgeous!

Highly recommended
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Just watched Shark Water, a movie trying to raise awareness and stop shark deccimation in the oceans: SHARKWATER.

Did you know that shark finning is responsible for putting most shark species on the Endangered list? I didn't. It's quite gruesome.

On the up side, the movie shows some incredible footage of the oceans, including sharks. It's gorgeous!

Highly recommended
Yes a very bad business,and they throw the rest away..its crazy and I dont like shark fin soup..It does not work for the intended purpose..not that I could tell anyway...DVC
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Yes a very bad business,and they throw the rest away..its crazy and I dont like shark fin soup..It does not work for the intended purpose..not that I could tell anyway...DVC
As far as I can tell there are two original purposes:

1. Potency and health - yes, I hear it doesn't work.

2. Show of wealth ("check out how big of a fin I can put in my soup!") - I think that still works.

As always, perception of the world is more important than the world itself...

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sharks are great eating, if the right kind...... there are many females out there with their own boats. one more wont hurt.

thought that pic was debunked as photochopped......looong ago, like a year or more....
.if the politishun tastes bad, sharkie could always just spit em out-- just more pollution and another slick on the water.....those are absorbable, just ask bp.
The myth that they were 'shopped was debunked. The pix were from an organized magazine photo-shoot and are real.

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I grew up around scuba divers in Hawaii, free diving was my love. I could swim before I could walk and lived in the waters off hawaii. There were really only two species that would make my dad tell me to get into the dive boat NOW! And that was Orcas and hammer heads. Been face to face with a bull shark, he buzzed me once to check me out, absolutely beautiful! Was too mesmerized by how beautiful it was to really be that scared, though I did swim the opposite direction he ws going.
I am scared of sharks ( especially hammer heads) but Orcas and octopus have my number, just too damn smart. I can handle dumb animals, it's the smart ones that scare me.
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The Octopus is a scary and seemingly smart ball of galatanus goo..I saw one open a baby food jar that had food in it at the University of Guam marine lab..and i was diving on the spanish gallon called the Pelar on the Marianas Trench and we were attacked by dozens of small octopie and they can BITE and it hurts..heard that Humboldt squid are pretty mean also..
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As far as I can tell there are two original purposes:

1. Potency and health - yes, I hear it doesn't work.

2. Show of wealth ("check out how big of a fin I can put in my soup!") - I think that still works.

As always, perception of the world is more important than the world itself...

I have got to admit that in the 1980s I was going to get into the shark fishing business..had a fish studies guide and training manual from NC State(go Wolf Pack) any way the way one prepared the fins was to cut them off at the base and then hang to dry..when they are "ready" they would look like big Japanise Sobo Noodles,and this is what you were after..you clean the outer part off until all you have are the "noodles", then they cook and place in a bowl of fish broth..it had to be one of the fowlest smelling jobs in the world as sharks dont dispell body waste like other fish...they have a acid(Urea) that turns to a putred smell when they are not blead out immeditly..In defence of US fisherman they did prosses the whole fish unlike some others that didnt..I was told some restaurants would serve it as swordfish to unsuspecting diners..bad business all around...
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Talked with guys and ladies from Sea Sheppard today at the boat show. They mentioned that out of all projects they are occupied with saving the sharks is the most important as shark population is collapsing and not many people understand importance of sharks.

Help spread the word!

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Re: Maybe We Should Not Be that Afraid of Sharks

I understand that fear of sharks may be inflated by what you see & hear on the news and in movies. Given that, I am still interested in hearing from people (particularly those in the Pacific off the coast of California, the Baja, and Sea of Cortez) who swim regularly while cruising. We have yet to begin our cruising days, but swimming is my favorite form of exercise, yet I have an extreme fear of sharks. I grew up swimming in freshwater lakes and swimming pools. I have swam and snorkeled many times in Hawaii, and the only shark I have ever seen there was about 2 ft. long and dead in the water. I don't want to be patted on the head and told everything will be fine, necessarily.....just would like to know if others have dealt with this issue and what experiences or wisdom they have to share. Thank you in advance for not laughing at me.
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