posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 01:32 PM
reply to post by CynicalWabbit
the amount of leaping the shark did, along with the entire battle, could have exhausted the shark which might lead to its demise. This doesn't
always happen but, if you've fished enough and done some catch and release, you'll see the crew hold the fish along side the boat, gently, letting
it rest and, when the fish is ready, it bolts. When the line snaps or the fish spits the hook, they don't get the "safe" spot to rest and they can
become prey to other predators.
The leap of any fish is a sight to behold. A giant mako like that is, as mentioned above, poetry. I've been fortunate enough to see a mako take a
leap once, along with some whales and dolphin and each time, there wasn't a hook involved. It's awe inspiring and, in the case of the whales,
damned near frightening.