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OT: But nice fish story (shark)

Postby BullsShit.com » Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:53 am

HONOLULU -- A surfer on Kauai escaped a close encounter when a shark took a bite out of his surf board on Friday morning.

The man was surfing at Major's Bay on the Pacific Missile Range Facility when a shark bit his board.

The area is described as a popular spot for beach goers.

The surfer left the water immediately after the attack, missile range officials said.

"The shark did take a 13-inch-by-6-inch chunk out of his board. We know that because shortly after he left, that missing piece showed up on the beach," a missile range official said.

The surfer was shaken up but not hurt, officials said.

They said that the beach will be closed on Saturday and will open again on Sunday if officials feel it is safe.

Major's Bay gets three to four shark sightings a year, according to officials.

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OT:But nice fish story(shark)

Postby pebbles » Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:44 pm

Bite/teeth pattern looks like a Tiger shark.

Anybody have teeth marks in a kiteboard?

I mean shark teeth.

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Postby Dionisis » Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:01 pm

lucky surfer! unfortunately not everyone is so lucky.
damn i wish those creatures could dissapear. :evil:

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Postby Dionisis » Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:02 pm

lucky surfer! unfortunately not everyone is so lucky.
damn i wish those creatures could dissapear. :evil:

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Postby mASO » Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:08 pm

Dionisis wrote:lucky surfer! unfortunately not everyone is so lucky.
damn i wish those creatures could dissapear. :evil:

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Postby Wibbler » Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:22 pm

Dionisis wrote:lucky surfer! unfortunately not everyone is so lucky.
damn i wish those creatures could dissapear. :evil:
They got more right to be in the water than you do...
And if one takes you (statistically highly improbable) count yourself lucky that you're feeding something almost as high in the food-chain as we are.

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Postby Thermal Delight » Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:30 pm

Just one more reason to kite not surf...although I've always thought we (kiteboarders) must look like giant colorful bait racing across the waters surface from the sharks vantage point...(insert one of those cool images of a great white shark completely airborne...)

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Postby Dionisis » Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:04 pm

Wibbler wrote: They got more right to be in the water than you do...
And if one takes you (statistically highly improbable) count yourself lucky that you're feeding something almost as high in the food-chain as we are.
Ok if you have ever bitten by a shark consider your missing part as a nice trademark and yourself lucky that you will be part of this statistical improbable survey. :P :evil:
Sorry man but i can't think this so positive as you.

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Postby Nico » Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:04 am

I got a board that kept five baracuda teeth in it.
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Postby tautologies » Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:31 am

Dionisis wrote:lucky surfer! unfortunately not everyone is so lucky.
damn i wish those creatures could dissapear. :evil:
It might be a figurative speech, but here goes;

Although each lethal attack is a tragedy for the involved sharks are a critical part of the eco system, and here in Hawaii they play a vital role in for instance reef management. A while back shark attacks were retributed by killings of large sharks. The immediate effect was that the small reef fish disappeared. If the reef fish disappear the reef itself will be affected, and if the reef itself die, Hawaii will be run over my waves pretty fast. The reason for the small fish disappearing is that large shark hunt small shark, that feed on smaller fish. The whole point is that removing part of the eco system is NEVER good...


Statistics suggest that fear of shark attack shouldn't deter beachgoers.

Although Sharks kill fewer than 20 people a year worldwide, sharks suffer greatly at human hands. According to the American Elasmobranch Society, between 20 and 100 million sharks die each year due to fishing activity. Much of it illegal.

The United States averages only about one shark-attack fatality every two years. By comparison, lightning kills more than 41 people each year, on average, in the coastal U.S. alone.

Each year there are 50 to 70 confirmed shark attacks and 5 to 15 shark-attack fatalities around the world, according to the International Shark Attack File, which is maintained by the American Elasmobranch Society and the Florida Museum of Natural History.

If we go to the Serengeti and walk in the bush, we should know that we might encounter a lion. But for some reason people assume that the sea is safe and that we have the right to play safely. We tend to forget that it's the natural habitat of sharks and other predators.

When that is said and done you might have your wish fullfilled:
Canadian biologists Ransom Myers and Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Halifax were publishing, in the journal Nature, the latest and most comprehensive estimate of the state of the world’s fisheries. Scientists have known for more than a decade that fish are being removed from the ocean faster than they can replenish themselves. But Myers and Worm have now attached a shocking figure to the debate: in the past 50 years, they say, overfishing has removed nine of 10 large predatorsâ€â€


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