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Originally posted by Chi-and-Me
reply to post by RussianScientists
Oh I keeps it real son!
Nice try. You sir, not me, said "if you remove sharks from the food chain". So if not extinct, what do you mean? Removed how? Were they all put in a giant pool? Alien abduction? What? It's your theory not mine. Don't get hung up on my interpretation of your statement. Replace extinct with "removed" if you like. My science is sound.
The Megalodon was just one species of many that went extinct. It was not all sharks. So that's a little different. However, the megalodon extinction along with others did lead to a food chain/ecosystem collapse. And like so many other times in history, a new one took over.
Yes, my "philosophy" may be "boringly worthless" but this is not philosophy, this is science.edit on 1-9-2012 by Chi-and-Me because: oops
Originally posted by deadeyedick
reply to post by Chi-and-Me
Forgive me but i'm a little close minded sometimes.
The megladon is a fictitious shark that resides in the mind of researchers.
There is no evidence that completely defines that this shark lived or was as big as a bus other than some and very few big teeth found.
There is absolutely no dna evidence of megladons.
Originally posted by RussianScientists
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by randomname
Actualy, sharks are the pinnacle of the food chain. REmove the sharks, you remove the chain, no seafood.
And then how many families will starve to death?
Actually you have your story wrong. The sharks are at the top of the food chain, but... if you removed the sharks from the food chain there would be all kinds of seafood and no one would be starving to death unless they ate sharks only.
As for your statements that only about 4 people a year die from shark attacks, that number is incorrect also. In 2011 there were 17 people recorded as being killed by sharks.
There are many people killed by sharks that go unrecorded because no one was there to state what happened to those people that never came back.
Wiki states that there were confirmed around 1,333 recorded unprovoked shark attacks that lead to peoples deaths from 1580-2011. Of course those figures aren't telling the truth either. Lots of times when a ship or boat goes down at sea, the shark takes care of the crew and these deaths aren't recorded. So.... don't think that sharks only attack a few people on the beaches every year, because there are lots of boats that go down every year without survivors.
USS Indianapolis, July 30th, 1945 - approximately 600 killed by sharks
Cape San Juan, November 12th, 1943 - 695 killed by sharks
Nova Scotia, November 28th, 1942 - approximately 200 killed by sharks
Dona Paz, December 20th, 1987 - 4,375 fatalities with over 300 bodies recovered covered in shark bites
HMS Berkenhead, February 26th, 1852 - of approximately 630 people, 193 survived, the rest were taken by sharks within 3 miles of shore
Principessa Muldafa, October 25, 1927 - out of 1,265, approximately 295 died from shark attacks
La Seyne, November 14th 1909 - 101 people died from sharks attacking
HMS Valerian, 1926 - approximately 88 died from sharks attacking
That is only a list from 8 ships that went down, there are many others, and of course many boats go down every year of which no one returns. Life preservers kept many of these people afloat only to be eaten alive.
Many of you told people to stay away from the beaches because the beaches were the sharks domain; now I expect you'll be telling everyone to not take boat rides because the boats are in the sharks domain.
edit on 31-8-2012 by RussianScientists because: (no reason given)
The man who created the jaw is dead.
I do have to admit it does look fake, but the man states that it isn't fake; unless by chance you have found out that it wasn't real after all.
The jaw is a reconstruction, modeled after its closest living relative the great white shark.