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  1. #41
    Yeah, screw the Discovery Channel and all other cable networks only in it for "ratings"

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by shark-hunter View Post
    oh and one other thing I forgot to add. What's with these idiots swimming with sharks without a cage on some of these "documentaries"? They remind me of that guy in Alaska who had pet names for all the bears and ended up getting eaten(clearly he was mentally ill). The discovery channel seems to be encouraging the mentally ill to dive in the water with sharks without a cage. Another example of a silly ratings grab. Their having people risk their lives for absolutely no reason basically. It serves absolutely no purpose. When are people going to figure out that wild large predators are extremely dangerous? I think the survival instincts of humans are starting to disappear in some people because we've been out of the wild for too long.
    Tell me how many people are killed by sharks while being under water with them. You're not going to find a very big number at all. Yeah, those people trying to hand feed them are asking to get bitten on the arm but other than that its not all that dangerous. Sharks don't prey on humans. Attacks are based on mistaken identity. When we are on surf boards we look like seals. Thats why, when people die from a shark attack, its not becuase they were "eaten alive" it is from blood loss. The shark takes a chunk off your body (arm, leg, etc.) then it realizes you aren't what it wants and swims away. If a shark wanted to, it could eat a human in a few bites, but it chooses not to. They aren't as evil as the media portrays them to be.

  3. #43
    I agree with shark hunter too - but as he mentioned - only if the number of attacks increase. as of now, I wouldn't stark culling.

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    Haven't watched the new episodes of Shark Week yet, not sure if I will, kinda played out at this point, but I wonder how many people watch that and then go surfing and worry about sharks the whole time. I think it's interesting that we enjoy watching how dangerous they are and then turn around and play in their domain, just an observation, I guess it increases the thrill factor knowing you could possibly get eaten alive HAHA

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Alectruelove View Post
    Tell me how many people are killed by sharks while being under water with them. You're not going to find a very big number at all. Yeah, those people trying to hand feed them are asking to get bitten on the arm but other than that its not all that dangerous. Sharks don't prey on humans. Attacks are based on mistaken identity. When we are on surf boards we look like seals. Thats why, when people die from a shark attack, its not becuase they were "eaten alive" it is from blood loss. The shark takes a chunk off your body (arm, leg, etc.) then it realizes you aren't what it wants and swims away. If a shark wanted to, it could eat a human in a few bites, but it chooses not to. They aren't as evil as the media portrays them to be.
    Divers have been attacked by sharks before. Look at the statistics. Also, an attack is NOT always about being mistaken for a seal. Tiger sharks are the dumpsters of the sea and WILL eat you alive if the make a go at you. Bull sharks are the same way. The hunting pattern of the white shark is one big ambush bite, then they swim away and wait for the animal to bleed to death before feeding. The propoganda that you've been fed has made you not realize this. It's all about making the shark seem less "guilty". Honestly, who cares about the reason. A person bit in half is a person bit in half.

    Also, do people think it's a good idea to feed sharks while diving? Really? Let's let a large dangerous predator associate people with food? Stupidity. Swimming without a cage with a great white shark is extremely dangerous. The fact that you would say it's not dangerous kind of construes a lack of common sense on your part. Sort of like people who keep tiger/lions as pets and think it's perfectly safe.

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    I guess it increases the thrill factor knowing you could possibly get eaten alive HAHA
    Yeah, not really. Maybe a thrill factor if you lack survival instinct/common sense. I don't find that to be thrilling anymore than running across the Serengeti with pork chops wrapped about my body. I think my survival instincts are still intact unlike some people. Darwinism I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark-hunter View Post
    Yeah, not really. Maybe a thrill factor if you lack survival instinct/common sense. I don't find that to be thrilling anymore than running across the Serengeti with pork chops wrapped about my body. I think my survival instincts are still intact unlike some people. Darwinism I guess.
    Different strokes for different folks I guess, some people like having close encounters to get their blood flowing, I'm not one of those people, just an observation.

  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by shark-hunter View Post
    Yeah, not really. Maybe a thrill factor if you lack survival instinct/common sense. I don't find that to be thrilling anymore than running across the Serengeti with pork chops wrapped about my body. I think my survival instincts are still intact unlike some people. Darwinism I guess.
    No reason to tie pork chops to a giant pork chop if you're running across the Serengeti

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Cosby's nephew View Post
    No reason to tie pork chops to a giant pork chop if you're running across the Serengeti
    LOL..........
    That's true

  10. #50
    This has always been a hot topic. But I like reading the different point of views.

    Just hope that GWS don't get a taste for people like the Bull Sharks at Reunion Island seemed to have done.
    Last edited by McLovin; Aug 6, 2013 at 03:53 PM.