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Are sharks capable of gratitude?

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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 11:20 PM
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I think this would be the right board anyway.

I found this on you tube. An interesting concept. Whether it's true or not, it's....fascinating.





This is truly amazing! This aussie fisherman saved a 4 meter long shark from fishing nets and now she has a crush on him. This just shows you how little we do understand about animals and their inner worlds. One thing is for sure, all beings know what love is!




posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 11:23 PM
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I TOTALLY SAW THAT!!!!

It's so adorable, but too bad for him because she scares away the fish he's trying to catch.

I would totally find a new career and abandoned fishing if I had a shark for a best friend.

But what PROBABLY happened is that she realized there were fish where he was. Perhaps he tossed back some and she ate them. So she associated the boat, and this guy, with positive things for her. So she decided to hang around.

Very cool shark conditioning, though.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 11:29 PM
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I have to wonder about mistaken identity someday. Some love stories can end badly. Obviously, sharks are misunderstood and it's us that are invading their resources and homes. I've seen videos that sharks love to play with Seals too.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 11:55 PM
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lol I doubt they are...



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 12:02 AM
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Yeah. LOL I would rather not play with them at all. You know most of the shark bites are just exploration, Like a lick from a puppy. I can't imagine what a hug would be like.

I would like to see footage of the tummy rub scenes and not just pics.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 10:58 AM
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Thank you! That was just beautiful. What a great answer to all the Jaws movies!

The still frames are really touching (no pun intended), actually made me tear up. All nature, not just what we consider 'sentient' beings have a much wider range of thought and feeling than most of us know. All aboriginal people know this but I doubt there's many of them who read ATS

I'm reminded of what a Native American medicine man named Rolling thunder had to say. He said (rough paraphrase here) "sometimes I talk to rocks, I just sit down with them and we communicate. we don't talk like you and I are talking right now but we exchange thoughts". He called this process "becoming", where with empathy you project yourself into something in nature and it becomes your teacher.
I have done this many times myself and I can tell you it works. laugh if you want, science isn't going to back me up on this but perhaps on an intuitive level you know what I mean. More women than men might understand this and that is a pity, that may even be why the world is in such a sad state right now.

thanks again, great video!!



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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Ok I dont' think this shark has a "crush" on the man. I think it definitely associates food with the boat. Whenever a shark is upside-down, they go into a trance-like state and can be very mild-mannered.

Very cool though.
Not saying that this case is a fake. Just saying that in all my humble opinions, the shark is still an animal with instincts. I don't think its domesticated enough to make as a pet, to say.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:15 AM
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Nice video of photographs however, I would challenge the man to jump into the water and proceeded to have a tickling session with the “friendly” shark followed by lots of cuddles, head shoves, and face nuzzling.

Please note: Being eaten alive or bleeding out from traumatic injuries and such like is an instant disqualification



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:15 AM
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I would just like to point out that snopes.com has this listed as false.

Shark's Love

While the pictures are all real (there are links to the originals in the article), this was put together as an April Fools joke.

The person who added the video to youtube even says it is fake.



[edit on 8/27/2009 by glitch88]



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:17 AM
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Yeah well when y'all get back from your diving-with-sharks trip let us know how it went.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:38 AM
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Hey, haha, that's pretty cool!

Shows how much we know eh?
People live by side with bears, and big cats.
But a great white? that's different lol



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:48 AM
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Hi what a wonderful story!
The song was nice too!
It's a lovely story and yes, many animals can show gratitude!
The story of the lion who was bought at 'harrods'' was shown on a documantary on 60 minutes!
Also the Bear story and the guy who tried to befriend a brown bear who are supposed to be very vicious?
There are many similar stories of man and animal...
After all, God did create man to take care of animals and ADAM(which literally means,first man)named them all!

Another story about animals gathered together in mourning a person at his grave, who was a friend to them during his life.
I have also heard a story about a man and a cockroach becoming friends!
It certainly is a 'Wild world' in the good sense!
Great story!

ICXC NIKA
helen



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:51 AM
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Hi glitch/

Well, now you tell us!

I still believe that man and animal can be friends!

ICXC NIKA
helen



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 12:22 PM
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They are capable of changing their behavorial patterns. Might take a bigger shark to show them the way though.

Now just make sure the man isn't overboard or has a small cut, because then it would turn into a bloody mess, lol. Animals and their survival instincts.

I would love to see those bounderies tested, to see if love is truly thicker then blood, or water.


[edit on 27-8-2009 by menguard]



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 12:24 PM
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I've seen nurse sharks act that way. Come up, roll over and beg to be pet. They are like the puppy dogs of the sea. A great white though? I don't know about that.....



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 12:29 PM
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This just proves that people will believe everything they see or hear.

Sad, but true.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by ravenshadow13
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I TOTALLY SAW THAT!!!!

It's so adorable, but too bad for him because she scares away the fish he's trying to catch.

In which case he should set up a little shark club, where you can come get a picture taken next to a big ass shark jumping out of the water.


I don't even care if this story is true or not. I hope it is, but it's had me thinking how cool it'd be to have a shark as a mate for the last few minutes, so it's all good by me


Star and flag.

edit to add, it is of couse, a hoax www.snopes.com...

[edit on 27/8/2009 by Acidtastic]



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 12:44 PM
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From the now: " August Fools" video, I had thought it odd that the one picture of the shark following the boat didn't quite look like the same type of shark in the other pictures. Maybe it is, I dunno. But I still wouldn't have that much faith in a white shark to be this friendly for long.

Killer whales also have their moments with people when they're in a bad mood or sick. Dolphins have been said to get very agressive as if to mate.

The only ones on the same page, are the ones on the menu.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 01:38 PM
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The kayak picture was the one that tipped me off. I had seen it before on another forum in its correct context and I knew that wasn't the story behind it. It is a Great White though.

@ helen670

I believe that to a certain degree as well, but I also believe in predatory instinct. Some animals just aren't meant to be friendly. With humans and aggressive sharks I think the closest we will ever get is slight mutual respect.

Take for instance this clip from Shark Week. This man spends years studying sharks and swimming with them. He got a little too comfortable and now he is minus a calf muscle. The clip cuts out before the really gruesome part but you can find it on youtube if you are interested, I'm just not going to post that one here.

Discovery Shark Week Video

Sorry if I'm not posting that correctly. I couldn't figure out how to do it like a youtube video.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 10:44 AM
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I fell for it! lol! Only goes to prove that people will believe what they want to. The pictures are good photshop work and it occured to me later that they would have video of this were it true. Besides a fisherman couldn't live for 2 years if the shark were chasing off all the fish.




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