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Reporter in awe as researchers catch a humongous breaching shark on camera.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3ah_cuZdv0

Personally I've never been in the ocean and never will go in the ocean.

What about you guys though? You been in the ocean? Would you?
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I been deep sea fishing before and if we saw that never again, sticking to the lakes. Jaws was enough to keep me from swimming in the ocean and that movie is how old!
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Is this rhetorical?

Who'd go swimming in the ocean with sharks around?
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Love the Ocean going to the beach is super fun camping on the coast even better. I go paddle boarding all the time. I see big shadows but usually have headphones on and keep to myself tbh when a seal pops his head up its more scary cause they get really close out of curiosity
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I try not to go into the ocean. I'll stand on a pier or maybe on a boat, but not swimming in there. Even without sharks, you never know what you might step on.

I nearly drowned at sea once and that didn't help.
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I would say that video is fake. Great White Sharks only grow to 17 feet. That looks like a Carcharodon Megalodon (extinct).

All the other sharks of that size are harmless to humans and eat plankton (Basking Shark and Whale Shark).

To answer your question, I love the ocean and sharks. I was out wade fishing when I had a shark come up to me and decided he wanted the fish attached to my hips. He just swam up, took the fish off the hooks on my belt, and swam away. I got a nice photo of my shark buddy at least! I would also like to go with a Great White some day (in a cage of course). I am staying the F away from Tiger Sharks and Bull Sharks though!

Whale Shark video (harmless): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn5a3XJhJd4

Real footage of a average (16ish foot) Great White breaching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUqnA3FzPI4
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I just go swimming in rivers and lakes so I don't really have to worry. The only reason I go to the beach is for the plot.
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Dark_Alma wrote:

I would say that video is fake. Great White Sharks only grow to 17 feet. That looks like a Carcharodon Megalodon (extinct).

All the other sharks of that size are harmless to humans and eat plankton (Basking Shark and Whale Shark).

To answer your question, I love the ocean and sharks. I was out wade fishing when I had a shark come up to me and decided he wanted the fish attached to my hips. He just swam up, took the fish off the hooks on my belt, and swam away. I got a nice photo of my shark buddy at least! I would also like to go with a Great White some day (in a cage of course). I am staying the F away from Tiger Sharks and Bull Sharks though!

Whale Shark video (harmless): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn5a3XJhJd4

Real footage of a average (16ish foot) Great White breaching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUqnA3FzPI4

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shark-video-freaks-out-australian-news-anchor_55e44b2de4b0c818f6185748

Happened today mate.
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Ocean depths is one of my fears so nope
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I'm terrified of the ocean already. Whales freak me the hell out just because they're so big; now there are things that are huge and aggressive? No way.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shark-video-freaks-out-australian-news-anchor_55e44b2de4b0c818f6185748



Still happen to think it looks fake. That or a record sized Great White shark (as that is the shape/colors of one, that one just looks morbidly obese). The worlds record Great White shark is 20 feet long.

Seeing as it eats meat (as that is why it lunged out, similar to how seals are hunted), it can not be a Basking Shark or Whale Shark. Went through my book of all sharks in existence and pre-existence. The only one that exists currently that fits its classification (used fins, coloring, and the teeth style) would be the Great White family. If it is real, they found a new record. That one appears ~23 feet long (using proportion from head to dorsal to estimate, with a given Great White that was 16 feet at similar distance.)

I tend to be skeptical about shark videos as the nut jobs keep trying to prove the Carcharodon Megalodon isn't extinct. Kind of like the Bigfoot/Yeti of the sea!

Also, upon further research, it is a Great White shark. Also the first size I saw was 4.5 meters (14.5ish feet). That has to be way off. That is a below average size Great White. There is no way in hell that is "below average." Look forward to seeing if it breaks a record.
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Shark week on Discovery is always awesome I watch it to see stuff hell I even watched Sharknado
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scoobydew wrote:

Shark week on Discovery is always awesome I watch it to see stuff hell I even watched Sharknado


Don't mention that abomination of a movie please. I still cry when I think about it...

#triggered

*jokes*
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Sharks are dangerous but thats no reason to be scared of going in the ocean. Anywhere in the world nature can pretty much kill you or greatly harm you and you're more likely to run into these things on land then a shark in the ocean.
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A phrase I've learned to use lately...I'm not a masochist!
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