Would You Continue Surfing After a Shark Attack?

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In summary, a surfer in Australia fought off a seven-foot shark with his board — and kept on surfing, a lifeguard said.
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Tom Mattson said:
Wow, like what? Being from Chicago I only went to Lake Michigan. No carnivores there.
I guess I should have worded that in a more explanatory manner. It was a reference to the pollution, not anything alive.
 
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What were those guys trying to do? Fishing for sharks with live human bait? Doesn't seem like a very good career choice to me. I hope the insurance is good.
 
  • #38
Huckleberry said:
What were those guys trying to do?
Remember the 'Bat Shark-Repellant' scene? :smile: This just looks way too much like they were trying to duplicate it.
 
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in the first picture it is a dolphin because dolphins love to play like us humans. :smile: i saw once picture of propably dozens of dolphins swimming in a huge hawaiian wave, really cool pic.
 
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Tom Mattson said:
Holy crap, is that real? :eek:
Nope, it's a popular hoax. See here -> http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/08/0815_020815_photooftheyear.html .
 
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Ha ha ha ha ho ho ho he he he he ! :smile:
 
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stoned said:
in the first picture it is a dolphin because dolphins love to play like us humans. :smile: i saw once picture of propably dozens of dolphins swimming in a huge hawaiian wave, really cool pic.
Yep, it's a dolphin --> http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/surfer.asp . Google is our friend. :-p
 
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has anyone ever captured on film real shark attack on a human ? I'm kinda into macabre stuff.(can't help it)
 
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Danger said:
Remember the 'Bat Shark-Repellant' scene? :smile: This just looks way too much like they were trying to duplicate it.

A bat would work just fine for killing a shark, if it were on dry land. Ever try swinging a bat under water? Me neither, and for good reason. It wouldn't work very well. Probably be great excersize though, just before the shark ate you.

That first picture may be a dolphin, but I would have been out of that water too fast to take a second look.
 
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Huckleberry said:
A bat would work just fine for killing a shark, if it were on dry land. Ever try swinging a bat under water? Me neither, and for good reason. It wouldn't work very well. Probably be great excersize though, just before the shark ate you.
You can't swing a bat underwater; too much drag from the wings. If you outfit one with little bitty SCUBA gear, though, you can use it as an emergency sonar beacon. :approve:

Are you just playing dumb, or did you really never see the first 'Batman' movie? :biggrin:
 
  • #46
Danger said:
Are you just playing dumb, or did you really never see the first 'Batman' movie?

:blushing: I'm drawing a blank on this one. I'm pretty sure I've seen it, but that was ages ago. I don't recall.

What scene are you talking about? Maybe my amnesia is only temporary.
 
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Huckleberry said:
What scene are you talking about? Maybe my amnesia is only temporary.
Where BM & Robin are on the Bat Ladder dangling from the Bat Copter (on autopilot, of course), with a honkin' huge shark hanging by its teeth from BM's leg. "Quick, Robin—the Bat Shark Repellent!" So Robin hands him a spray can which he blast into the shark's face and it drops away like a burned-out booster stage. Not a mark on his leg, of course. :rolleyes:
 
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No, don't recall that.

Whoever made those bat suits should market them as surfing gear. Wouldn't that look funny?
 
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Danger said:
Where BM & Robin are on the Bat Ladder dangling from the Bat Copter (on autopilot, of course), with a honkin' huge shark hanging by its teeth from BM's leg. "Quick, Robin—the Bat Shark Repellent!" So Robin hands him a spray can which he blast into the shark's face and it drops away like a burned-out booster stage. Not a mark on his leg, of course. :rolleyes:


I remember this from reruns :smile: PRICELESS ! :smile:
 
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stoned said:
check this picture, is that a shark or dolphin in that wave ?? i think it is dolphin.
That's a dolphin - round dorsal fin and lateral flukes (tail fins), not vertical like shark.

In answer to question - yeah, I'd go back in. In fact, I probably wouldn't leave.

I learned to swim in those waters. :biggrin:

I encountered a small (2 ft) shark just of a Texas beach one. Poor little guy was in bad shape. :frown:

Sharks eat other sharks, certainly great whites and tiger sharks do. Otherwise there are no natural predators of sharks, except for man.

As for killer whales, they will attack great whites - see http://edition.cnn.com/EARTH/9710/08/whale.vs.shark/ .

There was a recent clash off San Diego, IIRC. Killer whale got the great white.
 
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