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Haruna-kai wrote:

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.


Especially in Australia... Everything there wants you dead. Have you ever seen an angry Koala? My went to a huge interactive zoo thing in Florida.. Apparently a person got mauled by one O.o

Fun fact: Koalas are always stoned. The way they digest Eucalyptus keeps them that way.

In all honesty though, I would say a nice walk through a jungle is far more dangerous than the sea. Diseases, poisons and insects ahoy!
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Haruna-kai wrote:

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.


Especially in Australia... Everything there wants you dead. Have you ever seen an angry Koala? My went to a huge interactive zoo thing in Florida.. Apparently a person got mauled by one O.o

Fun fact: Koalas are always stoned. The way they digest Eucalyptus keeps them that way.

In all honesty though, I would say a nice walk through a jungle is far more dangerous than the sea. Diseases, poisons and insects ahoy!


Somehow a koala would be the least of my worries if I went there.

The sea can be a dangerous place animal wise depending on where your at and all that. Jellyfish, sea snakes, coral that can really hurt you, squid, ect., I agree though the jungle is far more likely to get you killed animal wise than the sea.
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Somehow a koala would be the least of my worries if I went there.

The sea can be a dangerous place animal wise depending on where your at and all that. Jellyfish, sea snakes, coral that can really hurt you, squid, ect., I agree though the jungle is far more likely to get you killed animal wise than the sea.


I got stung by a man o' war once. That HURT. I am more scared of jellyfish than I am of sharks tbh. That and Alligator Gars. I had one jump into my kayak when I was on a trip. I usually don't get scared... But I screamed like a little girl. I mean this thing was like 3 feet long. AND THOSE TEETH!

Fun stuff in the ocean though. My dad and I were sailing from the Texas coast to Florida and we stopped for the day. I jumped into the water to swim and relax and a dolphin just came up and I got to pet it. Turns out dolphins really like classic rock. As soon as we started jamming to it a pod would show up!

Then there was the time we sailed through like 1000000 jellyfish, like no joke. I didn't even want to think about falling overboard (I have done that 5 times now hehe). They looked like Cabbage Head Jellyfish. There was the time one got into my swim trunks too... Running onto a beach with little kids and dropping your swim trunks is usually a pretty bad idea. I learned something though. Meat tenderizer... works on all jellyfish stings.
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I got stung by a man o' war once. That HURT. I am more scared of jellyfish than I am of sharks tbh. That and Alligator Gars. I had one jump into my kayak when I was on a trip. I usually don't get scared... But I screamed like a little girl. I mean this thing was like 3 feet long. AND THOSE TEETH!

Fun stuff in the ocean though. My dad and I were sailing from the Texas coast to Florida and we stopped for the day. I jumped into the water to swim and relax and a dolphin just came up and I got to pet it. Turns out dolphins really like classic rock. As soon as we started jamming to it a pod would show up!

Then there was the time we sailed through like 1000000 jellyfish, like no joke. I didn't even want to think about falling overboard (I have done that 5 times now hehe). They looked like Cabbage Head Jellyfish. There was the time one got into my swim trunks too... Running onto a beach with little kids and dropping your swim trunks is usually a pretty bad idea. I learned something though. Meat tenderizer... works on all jellyfish stings.


Yeah i've seen gator gars, not in person but yeah they do look vicious and have a bad rep for attacking people as well.

Not sure dolphins actually care about classic rock lol, probably more about the sound itself that they were attracted to.

Yea no thanks on jellyfish, box jelly fish and irukandji jellyfish are on my top hell no to meet list. Vinegar is usually the preferred method of dealing with jellyfish stings. Fire coral and stonefish are your worst nightmare for pain. My mom stepped on a stingray when she was in Mexico years ago and she said it was some of the worst pain she's experienced.
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Swimming in the ocean with a shark notice is a no for me
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RIP Steve Erwin... Stingray to the Heart.

Yea, both of those jellyfish are on my hell no list as well. Worst thing about the irukandji is it is so small, you wont see it hit you till your dying! It is 100% the sound dolphins are attracted too as well... But saying they like classic rock sounds better hehe.

I have belly surfed over barnacles once. My chest was torn to shreds. I had to go to the hospital! I still hold a fear of those damn shells...

I have kicked a stingray once. I learned when in an area with stingray you shuffle your feet instead of walk. It scares them away.

I have seen plenty of sharks. I never had a bad experience with them... other than stealing my shit. Seriously... I worked hard to catch those fish damn it! That and I hooked one once. Just a baby. Scariest part was getting the hook out X)
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I've been to the beach plenty of times and will still go. That doesn't mean I'm going to go a mile out and try to find a shark.
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Sure.I have before many times and I still would.
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Dark_Alma wrote:

RIP Steve Erwin... Stingray to the Heart.

Yea, both of those jellyfish are on my hell no list as well. Worst thing about the irukandji is it is so small, you wont see it hit you till your dying! It is 100% the sound dolphins are attracted too as well... But saying they like classic rock sounds better hehe.

I have belly surfed over barnacles once. My chest was torn to shreds. I had to go to the hospital! I still hold a fear of those damn shells...

I have kicked a stingray once. I learned when in an area with stingray you shuffle your feet instead of walk. It scares them away.

I have seen plenty of sharks. I never had a bad experience with them... other than stealing my shit. Seriously... I worked hard to catch those fish damn it! That and I hooked one once. Just a baby. Scariest part was getting the hook out X)


Bull ray i believe but semantics lol

Exactly damned things are so small and can what its said kill you in under 20 mins or something.

Ow on the barnacles, I know the feeling I've scraped up my leg many of times hiking. not quite the same but close enough.

Lol shark stealing your fish works out well for them, lazy and put little effort into snatching a free meal.
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So, I have to say I like your account. A fellow HP Lovecraft fan? I don't mind that at all!

Also, we have the same memo at the bottom of our posts.
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Dark_Alma wrote:

So, I have to say I like your account. A fellow HP Lovecraft fan? I don't mind that at all!

Also, we have the same memo at the bottom of our posts.


Haha just noticed that.
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The ocean is dirty from sewage and fish waste. Screw sharks that don't even like to eat people, the dirtiness of it is more than enough to put me off going in.

Because everyone else brings up other sea creatures. Jellyfish and one horseshoe crab (which I chased) are the only creatures I've come across while actually in the sea (before I stopped going into water). Crabs are the only thing that have hurt me on the beach, but I never see them actually in the sea when I am in it.
Posted 8/31/15 , edited 9/2/15
Sharks are just underwater cats stop demonizing them they're cute :/

I wanna meet & ride that shark tho
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Watching thay makes me want to go shark diving! Nature is just amazing. Imagine being in the presence of something like that. Make your blood start pumping and heart start beating faster just thinking about.

On a side note have you seen how many shark attack fatalities there are yearly? It's hardly any. More people die from just driving lol.
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PrinceJudar wrote:

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?


I grew up on the ocean and have been swimming in the water with sharks on many occasions. My dad was a commercial fisherman in Florida. We used to take the boat to the Bahamas for weekend camping trips.

I am far more leery of barracuda, man-of-war, and stingrays.


Urboistar wrote:

Is this rhetorical?

Who'd go swimming in the ocean with sharks around?


I've been within arms reach of a shark while swimming.
There are only a handful of truly aggressive species.


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Fire coral and stonefish are your worst nightmare for pain.

Fire coral really sucks

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