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Shark thread

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by awesome dawson, 7 Nov 2017.

  1. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Milija Aleksic

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    These creatures have always fascinated me. Great whites in particular interest me but there's a plethora of information (good and mostly bad) online about them. In Australia the focus is mainly on how they are waiting to eat a swimmer or surfer which is simply wrong. We have about two deaths a year in Australia which given people are in the sea every day in the thousands means sharks are simply not interested in attacking people.

    Amazing footage of a species which remains extremely deep feeding on a whale carcass;

    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-...the-moment-giant-sharks-attack-crew-submarine
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Them and Orca's are my absolute favourite
     
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  3. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Milija Aleksic

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    I watched a pretty cool feature film about the orcas in Punta Norte, Argentina, can't remember the name of the film though. Plenty of places in the world to view great whites, which is a 'must do' experience.
     
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  4. Rock Strongo

    Rock Strongo dodgy Dave Goosegog

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    Yeah but what about sand sharks? Statistically you are more likely to be killed by one of these scary monsters while putting on your Speedo's, than after you hit the water.



    And the mega shark is just downright dangerous!




    Don't really care much for sharks, what have they done for me lately?

    We only have one shark in Norway, and it's not even called a shark, it's called an old woman (or a b!tch, roughly the same word in Norway).

    You guys probably call it a Greenland shark, which is even more rude than b!tch considering the shark's eating disorder making it look like the size of Greenland.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Rorschach

    Rorschach Garth Crooks

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    I have to watch Sand Sharks now (preferably when drunk)
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Reminds me of snakes on a plane when i wondered if they were trying to make an awful movie.
     
  8. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Mauricio Taricco

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    I LOVE THIS THREAD!!

    Since as long as I can remember I have devoured any piece of information, book, VHS (back in the day), documentaries about these wonderful, incredible feats of nature. I used to be able to reel off the most obscure stats about them but haven't really followed up in recent times. They really are fascinating animals, and even the biggest shark experts around the world will tell you they haven't even scratched the surface on knowledge of sharks.

    I'm still holding out hope that Carcharodon Megalodon is still prowling the deep depths of the ocean.
     
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    AuroRaman Mauricio Taricco

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    Number one on my bucket list is to dive in open water with a Great White. Appreciate that might not be possible unless by chance. However I've been looking into these tours, they have a great success rate and offer a cage where you can venture onto the 'deck' of the cage up top, with no cage separating you from the sharks!

    http://www.guadalupegreatwhitesharks.com/
     
  10. thingonaspring

    thingonaspring Radek Cerny

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    Are they better than a Dyson? Asking for a friend.
     
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  11. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Milija Aleksic

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    I looked in Guadalupe once because it's known for being the best visibility location for great whites. Expensive!

    I cage dived in Gansbaai near Cape Town and it's affordable there but the water was quite green which reduces visibility to about ten metres max. Still an amazing experience. Some of the free diving videos with great whites are nuts. Very misunderstood creatures. Hate how the media portray them as killing machines.
     
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    Rorschach Garth Crooks

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    Why though?
     
  13. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Milija Aleksic

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    Looks to me an average of two deaths a year from sharks attacks. Considering the amount of people in the sea everyday all around this massive island, that's not a lot. Bondi beach alone has 30,000 people on it during busy summer days.
     
  14. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Edgar Davids

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    Only a couple of Aussies per year, bloody sharks need to up their game ;)

    How long has Australia been putting out the shark nets?

    100 million a year seems a little unlikely, do they even reproduce that quickly? Unless there's something in the shark family which is caught in huge numbers that skews the figure.
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Steffen Iversen

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  16. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Milija Aleksic

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    Shark finning is widespread and uses huge nets to dredge the ocean. Chinese believe it cures impotency and cancer. Both of which have zero truth. Fcuking disgusting practice.

    Shark nets are rarely used in Australia but they aren't the problem of the solution. Sharks can swim under or around nets, they just provide a sense of safety for the public.

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    Seedy Ron Edgar Davids

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    I'm amazed that their numbers could withstand that amount of culling, given they reproduce quite slowly (in fish terms) as I understand it.

    We really are an unpleasant species.

    I thought there was a fair bit of debate about them, due to how many other creatures end up dead in them.
     
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    AuroRaman Mauricio Taricco

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    I am incredibly jealous! Glad you had a great experience. Absolutely agree with the last bit.
     
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    AuroRaman Mauricio Taricco

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    For fun of course!
     
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    Seedy Ron Edgar Davids

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