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We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

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posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 11:14 AM
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www.telegraph.co.uk...


Concerns were raised after a 3m great white shark was found dead with two huge bites taken out of its body.

Experts believe the bites were made by an even larger predatory fish.

Swimmers have been warned to stay out of the waters off Stradbroke Island, north of Brisbane.

"It certainly opened up my eyes. I mean the shark that was caught is a substantial shark in itself," Jeff Krause of Queensland Fisheries told the Sydney Daily Telegraph. Surfers have reacted to the news of the shark attack with shock.

"Whatever attacked and took chunks out of this big shark must be massive," said Ashton Smith, 19. "I've heard about the big one that's lurking out there somewhere.

"We're all being very, very cautious."


And i don't blame them!

I don't know if this is the appropriate place but i couldn't just let this pass me by.

A real life JAWS?

Either way, its an incredible story and accompanying picture.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water......

Peace.



CX

posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 11:25 AM
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I just read this on Sky News, thanks for posting.


Is this really a big bite for a great white though? I'm no expert on sharks, but i thought great whites could be huge, easily the 20ft mentioned in the article.

Considering the injured shark is only 10ft itself, the bite just doesn't look that monstrous. That said, i wouldn't be swimming around that area at the moment lol.


I reckon it's more a case of the fear factor being heightened because in this case the ultimate predator has been chomped instead of the other way around.

Great story though.

CX.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 11:49 AM
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The thing I find amazing is the poor bugger was still alive..



2 bites out of it (1 either side) and it still went and got caught on a buoy hook line.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 12:21 PM
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Here we go a nice picture of the beasty, Wish we had a few off them round here to keep the seal colony down, They keep eating the good sized fish.....



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 12:21 PM
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The photograph looks fake to me. Would there be such a clean bite? Would the insides be one solid pinkish color?



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by mecheng
reply to post by LiveForever8
 


The photograph looks fake to me. Would there be such a clean bite? Would the insides be one solid pinkish color?


Obviously not a fisherman then hey??

Look at the pic I posted above from a different angle..



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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Somebody may have caught it and cut it's dorsal fin off for sale later, then threw it back and another, bigger shark came along and took a bite out of it.

Peace



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
Somebody may have caught it and cut it's dorsal fin off for sale later, then threw it back and another, bigger shark came along and took a bite out of it.

Peace




If this was the case they would have taken the pectoral fins too.

So me thinks 2 big chomping bites..



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 02:31 PM
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I thought about that too. Could be they didn't want to get that close to the head and end end up like Robert Shaw.
Also the tail fins may have been thrashing around too much to cut them off.

Peace



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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What a big shark


Here's a disturbing picture (not related to the story, just a curious one).



(I think this one was only alive back then (dinos time))



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 03:50 PM
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I see i just beat you to it then



You obviously did what i did......

Google search (Great White).

Wikipedia link.

Megalodon link. (Huuuuuuge tooth!)

Picture (Megalodon with the great white shark and a human for scale)



Awesome image


Peace.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 04:44 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
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I thought about that too. Could be they didn't want to get that close to the head and end end up like Robert Shaw.
Also the tail fins may have been thrashing around too much to cut them off.

Peace



Maybe.. The price of fins on the black market is substantial and I'd imagine they'd take the risk..


But whatever happen the poor bugger suffered before he was finally hauled in.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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www.oceanwideimages.com...

I'm trying to find some pics of a really huge shark jaw. Those pics are jaws that are alive.

Sharks dont care, they eat anything, and if they are in a feeding frenzy they are scary!

The problem is, they tow the dead whales and sharks to this area so they don't stink up pretty Queensland, where they get eaten by predators. Free lunch everyday, no wonder they are so big.

I really dont think they have any clue about the size (and species) of a lot of fish out there.



This one was yummy


[edit on 27-10-2009 by MissMegs]



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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If not a shark, A killer whale maybe?

There have been incidents where the greawhite shark itself has been taken out by a killer whale.

Speculation I know, but you nevr know
.



posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 05:14 PM
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I find the article somewhat curious, to say the least.

The caption says that the shark was attacked by a Great White Shark! Now I thought the photograph was of a Great White Shark?

I only know of one other fish that can cause bite marks that big, and that is
Orcinus Orca or Killer Whale.



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 07:26 PM
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There is no proof that Megladon ever existed, what was found was a tooth, shark cartilage does not fossilize.



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 07:28 PM
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Erm, whales are not fish, there mammals like you and me.

[edit on 28-10-2009 by mtok7]



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 07:07 AM
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If I may be so bold..........................perhaps you should go on Mastermind.............Specialist Subject......................Stating the bleeding obvious!

I KNOW it is a mammal. I just could not be ars*d to log back in and edit my post.

But what about my theory of an Orca attack, does anybody else think this could be the case?



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 07:25 AM
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That picture doesn't look real to me. Is there any other documentation out there?



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 10:07 AM
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Great Whites are always portrayed in the media as the top apex predator, this is not the case a full grown Great White is no match for a mature Orca.




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