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Shark Report. Would you go in the ocean?
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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.


I'd much rather die in a car accident. There are just some things that aren't a matter of odds lol.

That I think I watched too much animal planet. Way too much crazy shit in and near the ocean.
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Yes, I swim in the ocean quite a bit. Not as much as when I was doing triathlons regularly, but still like to swim in the ocean very once in a while. I also swim in the Gulf of Mexico, which has sharks, but I have no issue with it, or fear whatsoever. The vast majority of sharks won't attack you. You have higher chances of getting hit by lightning.
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The US averages just 19 shark attacks each year and one shark-attack fatality every two years. Meanwhile, in the coastal U.S. states alone, lightning strikes and kills more than 37 people each year.


In the year 1996:
13 Americans were injured by sharks.
2600 Americans were injured by room fresheners.
Nearly 11,000 Americans were injured by buckets.
43,000 Americans were injured by toilets.

Data brought to you by Great Whites for a Greater America
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I don't like swimming in the sea, but for other reasons than sharks. Sea wasps/Men o' War, stingrays, puffer fish, stargazers, lionfish, stonefish, ...
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No, I wouldn't. I am afraid of sharks, other gigantic animals and jellyfish. I'm sure it's easier to get fried by a jellyfish than attacked by a shark.
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Did you see that video of the surfer getting attacked by a shark? That dude's been in the water probably most days of his life and as far as I know that's the only time he's ever been approached by a shark and he survived. And he's just that one unlucky surfer out of thousands. Sharks aren't really something to be afraid of. You're in more danger getting into a car than getting into the ocean.
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Yep, I'll still go in the ocean. I live a block away from the beach so it's pretty awesome. Have I seen sharks? Yep. Have I seen alligators? Yep. Have I swam with both of these animals in the vicinity? Heck yeah. Just be aware of your surroundings and don't be stupid about it. Nurse sharks are awesome and there's usually a ton of those by the reef. Two things that will make me get out of the water are water moccasins and jellyfish. Hands down, I'd rather not take the chance.
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Yep, I'll still go in the ocean. I live a block away from the beach so it's pretty awesome. Have I seen sharks? Yep. Have I seen alligators? Yep. Have I swam with both of these animals in the vicinity? Heck yeah. Just be aware of your surroundings and don't be stupid about it. Nurse sharks are awesome and there's usually a ton of those by the reef. Two things that will make me get out of the water are water moccasins and jellyfish. Hands down, I'd rather not take the chance.

Water moccasins are just plain mean. They will go out of their way to attack.

We used to take a couple rifles and a shotgun with us when we went swimming in Florida.
I've killed dozens of moccasins and a couple of alligators. Bang-Sticks are better for killing alligators.

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Nope. I can't swim anyway..
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PruBenAzul wrote:

Yep, I'll still go in the ocean. I live a block away from the beach so it's pretty awesome. Have I seen sharks? Yep. Have I seen alligators? Yep. Have I swam with both of these animals in the vicinity? Heck yeah. Just be aware of your surroundings and don't be stupid about it. Nurse sharks are awesome and there's usually a ton of those by the reef. Two things that will make me get out of the water are water moccasins and jellyfish. Hands down, I'd rather not take the chance.


School of Jellyfish I will stay out for days they suck ass major pain happening. I like to explore reefs so sometime I cant tell between sting ray and bat ray those make me nervous I think about Steve Irwin crock hunter dude
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PruBenAzul wrote:

Yep, I'll still go in the ocean. I live a block away from the beach so it's pretty awesome. Have I seen sharks? Yep. Have I seen alligators? Yep. Have I swam with both of these animals in the vicinity? Heck yeah. Just be aware of your surroundings and don't be stupid about it. Nurse sharks are awesome and there's usually a ton of those by the reef. Two things that will make me get out of the water are water moccasins and jellyfish. Hands down, I'd rather not take the chance.

Water moccasins are just plain mean. They will go out of their way to attack.

We used to take a couple rifles and a shotgun with us when we went swimming in Florida.
I've killed dozens of moccasins and a couple of alligators. Bang-Sticks are better for killing alligators.



Water moccasins are crazy mean. Alligators not so much. Just be careful not to lose a calf or a leg.
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PruBenAzul wrote:

Yep, I'll still go in the ocean. I live a block away from the beach so it's pretty awesome. Have I seen sharks? Yep. Have I seen alligators? Yep. Have I swam with both of these animals in the vicinity? Heck yeah. Just be aware of your surroundings and don't be stupid about it. Nurse sharks are awesome and there's usually a ton of those by the reef. Two things that will make me get out of the water are water moccasins and jellyfish. Hands down, I'd rather not take the chance.


School of Jellyfish I will stay out for days they suck ass major pain happening. I like to explore reefs so sometime I cant tell between sting ray and bat ray those make me nervous I think about Steve Irwin crock hunter dude


Yeah but what are the chances?
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PruBenAzul wrote:


scoobydew wrote:


PruBenAzul wrote:

Yep, I'll still go in the ocean. I live a block away from the beach so it's pretty awesome. Have I seen sharks? Yep. Have I seen alligators? Yep. Have I swam with both of these animals in the vicinity? Heck yeah. Just be aware of your surroundings and don't be stupid about it. Nurse sharks are awesome and there's usually a ton of those by the reef. Two things that will make me get out of the water are water moccasins and jellyfish. Hands down, I'd rather not take the chance.


School of Jellyfish I will stay out for days they suck ass major pain happening. I like to explore reefs so sometime I cant tell between sting ray and bat ray those make me nervous I think about Steve Irwin crock hunter dude


Yeah but what are the chances?


true chances are slim and the fun out weighs everything love the ocean and everything about it makes me feel happy and fortunate to be on this planet
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I would still go in the ocean, considering I just take a few steps in the water and then just tan out in the sun.
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lol, this the kind of thread i'd expect from geauxtigers1989
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