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Great White shark spotted in Cape Cod Bay

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by joseephuss, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Jaws was just released on Blu-Ray this week. Coincidence?


    http://www2.wnct.com/news/2012/aug/16/great-white-shark-spotted-cape-cod-bay-ar-2525510/

    Great White shark spotted in Cape Cod Bay

    BARNSTABLE, MA - Another shark was spotted swimming a little too close to a populated area.

    This large shark is thought to be a 12 foot long, 1,000 pound Great White.

    So far this year, Great Whites have been seen off the Massachusetts coasts of Chatam and Martha's Vineyard.

    But this is the first time in several years one has been spotted in the Cape Cod Bay.
  2. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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  3. HeavyBarrel

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    New Englander's are good eatin'....
  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Sharky says, "Tastes like chicken".
  5. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    They have had an influx of seals in that area if i remember correctly thy are just following the food
  6. SaltwaterServr

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    Specific attention should be paid to the word "spotted".

    At another point in my life, shark biology was the center of my universe. More than likely they've been in there, but haven't been spotted.

    Keep this in mind. When you're in saltwater over your ankles you are most definitely in, and not at the top, of the food chain.
  7. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    great whites have been around for millions of years.
  8. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    :laugh2:
  9. joseephuss

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    I get where you are coming from, but there are experts that and say it is not common for Great Whites to be in the area. There are also everyday folks that work in the area and on the water that don't spot them with any regularity. Compare that to say Australia where you can look out at any time and spot one.

    Let's say for every one that is "spotted" there are a 1000 others that can't be seen. You only spot 1 or so a year in Cape Cod. You spot dozens and dozens in other waters.
  10. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Bottle nose dolphins frequent along the coast near Ocean City, MD.

    They are enemies of sharks, so sharks stay clear of that area. One of the many things I love about Ocean City.

    It is really cool to watch a school of dolphins go passing by, .. less than 50 yds from the beach.
  11. Muhast

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    Plus they throw Tea into the water for the Sharks
  12. SaltwaterServr

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    The fisherman, doesn't say if he was a commercial or recreational either, said you don't see them. The anonymous quoted experts said it wasn't uncommon.

    A lifeguard on a beach in Texas might say they never see sharks either. Fly over that same stretch of water the lifeguard patrols and you'd count a few a day within 50 meters of folks in the water.
  13. Muhast

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    Sharks generally aren't interested in humans at all. They actually swim in pretty close proximity on a daily basis, but you get attacks each year. Even still, if you consider how many people goto beaches each year, and there have been less than 200 attacks in US history, it shows most of the time, they don't care about humans at all. Seems the large majority of attacks are on surfers bc they mistake them for seals.
  14. SaltwaterServr

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    I've wondered too if the foam of the surf board insulates the surfer's heart beat from the shark, making it look to be an injured or sleeping animal since the electro-chemical signature wouldn't appear to be as strong.
  15. CowboyMike

    CowboyMike Stay Thirsty, My Friends

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    Just in time for Shark Week.
  16. Muhast

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    Could very well be. Sharks typically do go after meals that will put up a fight, and if they just see legs hanging out, it might look like easy prey.

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