Surge in fatal shark attacks blamed on global warming

May 3, 2008 | Posted by: Iria | Full story: www.guardian.co.uk

Some experts suggest that an abundance of seals has attracted high numbers of sharks, while others believe that overfishing has hit their food chain. 'I'm not saying it doesn't happen, but it's a convenient excuse,' Burgess said. Another contributory factor to the location of shark attacks could be global warming and rising sea temperatures.
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Raptor in Michigan

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#411
May 8, 2008
 
its not global warming wrote:
oh no! i just got bit by a misquito, it must be global warming.
I have weeds growing in my yard that I didn't have last year. Must be global warming, too.

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#412
May 8, 2008
 
MissR5200 wrote:
Do sharks care what we taste like? or are sharks
picky eaters
They are actually picky eaters. The reason so many humans survive Shark attacks is that after biting into humans,the sharks determine the fat content to be too low and stop the attack. It is believed that the shark instincually knows the effort isnt worth the caloric payoff.
Ask anyone who has fished for Tarpon in Boca Grande pass(sw florida) The sharks have learned to wait for fisherman to hook into tarpon and tire the fish out before moving in for an easy dinner.There is one hammerhead,estimated at 18 feet,the locals call hitler.....

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#413
May 8, 2008
 
instinctually........

“Denver Post”

Since: Feb 08

Kremmling Colorado

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#414
May 8, 2008
 
Hum and I wonder if sharks prefer women or men
to take a bite out of

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#416
May 9, 2008
 
Simon wrote:
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Probably woman since they smell like fish.
Gee thanks I will just have to use more perfume
before stepping into the water

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Since: Dec 06

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#417
May 9, 2008
 
are you kidding wrote:
<quoted text> They are actually picky eaters. The reason so many humans survive Shark attacks is that after biting into humans,the sharks determine the fat content to be too low and stop the attack. It is believed that the shark instincually knows the effort isnt worth the caloric payoff.
Ask anyone who has fished for Tarpon in Boca Grande pass(sw florida) The sharks have learned to wait for fisherman to hook into tarpon and tire the fish out before moving in for an easy dinner.There is one hammerhead,estimated at 18 feet,the locals call hitler.....
Absolutely correct , it's why Great Whites will kill a Sea Otter , but usually not eat it.

I remember a few years ago they caught a huge hammerhead in Boca Grande ( I think it was there ) that turned out to be a female with 55 pups when the Mote Marine Lab checked it out. It really píssed me off that they killed her .
An 18 foot hammerhead would be an impessive sight . I've seen them approximately 15 feet. Scary when they're almost as big as the boat you're on.
Tammy

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May 11, 2008
 
Anndee wrote:
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I see that Barbra Steisand is going too make her swimming pool open to the public to lessen her carbon footprint. Right!
Right after Al Gore shuttles homeless people around in his Gulfstream.
Thats nice but I have my own pool.Thank you any how.
The Dude

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#419
May 11, 2008
 
From the movie JAWS:

Quint: Anti-shark cage. You go inside the cage?
[Hooper nods]
Quint: Cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water. Our shark.
[sings]
Quint: Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.

It's too bad. Swimmer was a good Chum.
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#420
May 12, 2008
 
Here's an update on the ever-growing crew of Global Warming Whackos: The Very Reverend Al Sharpton, Newt Gingrich and oh yeah, John McCain.
NutJob

Cerritos, CA

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#421
May 12, 2008
 
We have nothing but a bunch of idiots running for president...Must be because of Global Warming.
Raptor in Michigan

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#422
May 17, 2008
 
The real reason for global warming:
All the air pollution laws and regulations businesses have to follow! Because smog and air pollution has been greatly reduced since the 70's and 80's, more sunlight reaches the earth! It's also been too long since we had a good volcano. Hopefully, the volcano will wait a few more months so people can't blame it on Gearge Bush.

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May 17, 2008
 
My distinguished colleagues and I were awarded a million dollar grant to capture, disswect and evaluate thje stomach contents of all of the man eating sharks on earth back in 2004. We hurridly chartered a large shark fishing boat and hired a crew, of course stocking up the vessel with several thousand dollars worth of liquor and beer. We set out and after 2 days had caught a suspected maneating Tiger shark near the beaches of Malibu California. We dutifully sliced open the beasts stomach and out popped an obviouly Pakistani man. The next day we caught a large blue shark and out popped aEskimo man. Thsi went on and on for several years and we soon had a boat full of rotten corpses and no real data to speak of. Finally, a yacht full of nude and gorgeous women roared past us and we scuttled the craft and all of our findings?Then we simpply set after the naked vixens in the lifeboats, wavibg the grant cash at them. Needless to say, when we caught up with them and docked in SanDiego , we all had a terrific time.

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May 20, 2008
 
JG OP wrote:
My distinguished colleagues and I were awarded a million dollar grant to capture, disswect and evaluate thje stomach contents of all of the man eating sharks on earth back in 2004. We hurridly chartered a large shark fishing boat and hired a crew, of course stocking up the vessel with several thousand dollars worth of liquor and beer. We set out and after 2 days had caught a suspected maneating Tiger shark near the beaches of Malibu California. We dutifully sliced open the beasts stomach and out popped an obviouly Pakistani man. The next day we caught a large blue shark and out popped aEskimo man. Thsi went on and on for several years and we soon had a boat full of rotten corpses and no real data to speak of. Finally, a yacht full of nude and gorgeous women roared past us and we scuttled the craft and all of our findings?Then we simpply set after the naked vixens in the lifeboats, wavibg the grant cash at them. Needless to say, when we caught up with them and docked in SanDiego , we all had a terrific time.
The sharks see all that human food along the beach
and they just cannot resist temptation I am going
to get me a meal

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