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(Some Bigger Boat)   Nova Scotia fishermen catch a shark that would make Quint crap his pants (pic goodness)   ( divider line
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68787 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Dec 2004 at 7:47 AM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-12-10 09:08:16 PM  
poor shark :(

/is it tasty?
2004-12-11 12:46:42 AM  
Mako is good eatin' but a shark like that is probably 90 years old, and the meat must be rather gamey.

then again, I know nothing about sharks
2004-12-11 12:59:11 AM  
That is a big ass shark
2004-12-11 01:17:13 AM  
Mako's can get that big? Sheit.
2004-12-11 01:32:58 AM  
Man goes in the cage. Cage goes in the salsa. Shark is in the salsa...our shark!
2004-12-11 03:08:32 AM  
yeah i had no idea mako's got that big, i thought it was a great white.

anyways i think a badass tag is needed

i hope its studied.
2004-12-11 05:33:03 AM  
Lost's site is so going to get farked.

Big ups to Dean Randazzo.. I bought one of the wetsuits he didn't use off of him last year. Great guy.
2004-12-11 07:52:00 AM  
We're gonna need a bigger boat.....
2004-12-11 07:52:19 AM  
My question is, if the boat was taking on water why didn't they just cut the freaking poor shark loose?
2004-12-11 07:52:23 AM  
We're gonna need a bigger boat...
2004-12-11 07:56:18 AM  
Is it ok to kill something just for the sake of killing it?
Or are those guys going to eat it?
2004-12-11 07:56:59 AM  
I wish they were smart enough to record a video.
2004-12-11 08:00:19 AM  
Because someone has to:

Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian t'Leyte, we'd just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in twelve minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half hour. Tiger. Thirteen footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know, was that our bomb mission was so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups. It was sorta like you see in the calendars, you know the squares in the old calendars like the Battle o' Waterloo and the idea was the shark come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and sometimes that shark he go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't even seem to be livin'... 'til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin' and your hollerin' those sharks come in and... they rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. I do know how many men, they averaged six an hour. Thursday mornin', Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boson's mate. I thought he was asleep, Reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water, he was like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon the fifth day a Lockheed Ventura swung in low and he spotted us, a young pilot, lot younger than Mr. Hooper here, anyway he spotted us and a few hours later a big ol' fat PBY come down and start to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went into the water. Three hundred and sixteen men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the twenty-ninth, nineteen-forty five. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.
2004-12-11 08:05:04 AM  
"Hey guys, Look at the size of that shark! What an amazing animal; just think, to get that big, how long that shark has survived out here. It really fills a person with awe at the power and diversity of Nature to see that there are creatures like this out there living in the wild, doesn't it? Hey, I know, let's kill it!"


/ "I love mankind... it's people I can't stand!"
2004-12-11 08:05:54 AM  
Farewell, oh ye faire Spanish ladies,
Farewell, oh ye ladies of Spain...!
2004-12-11 08:09:37 AM  
For years I've told folks that the only thing you need to worry about in the waters around Nova Scotia are the jelly fish (non-lethal, but annoying) and the tide (definitely lethal). Sharks? Nothing bigger or more dangerous than a dogfish, I said. Lobster's the toughest thing in Nova Scotia waters, I said.

Lard t'underin' FARK, by's...didja SEE the size adat farkin' shark, eh?
2004-12-11 08:10:32 AM  
Here's to swimmin'
With bow-legged women.
2004-12-11 08:12:00 AM  
It would be ironic if the shark was faking it and then took that dude's leg.

rule one when around a shark, don't be close to its mouth
2004-12-11 08:14:38 AM  

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2004-12-11 08:16:00 AM  
Very sportsman-like.

"Yeah, we CAUGHT" the shark. Actually, it drowned, but that's just a technicality. Let's go stuff it!"
2004-12-11 08:18:36 AM  
How can you drown a fish? That's poor design.
2004-12-11 08:19:40 AM  
Ok. Time to clear some stuff up for you Farkers not from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. ;) First of all its a very small town, and its main industry is fishing. Its one of the oldest towns in North America.

The town has a shark fishing tradition. Every year they have a huge shark festival. All the boats go out and try to get the biggest shark they can find. While the shark is uncommonly big its not uncommon for these guys to bring back sharks.

As for the shark going to waste. I doubt it. If there is three things Yarmouth has lots of is Shark, beer, and Rappi Pie. The fate of this particular shark is more likely to be the Yarmouth Museum. (Which is surprisingly big for the small town)
2004-12-11 08:20:14 AM  
looks more like a great white shark to me.
2004-12-11 08:22:00 AM  
sprout : they are in the same "family" as the great whites
2004-12-11 08:23:34 AM  

Mako is good eatin' but a shark like that is probably 90 years old, and the meat must be rather gamey.

then again, I know nothing about sharks

But you did stay at a Holiday Inn.
2004-12-11 08:24:14 AM  
Meh, they used a boat. This guy used his bare hands
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/going for obscurist reference of the day
//aren't makos supposed to be some of the nastiest bastards around?
2004-12-11 08:25:39 AM  
That's a friggin' mako? Holy crap. I had no idea that they got that big. Holy crap (again). I've now added another reason I don't swim in large bodies of salt water.
2004-12-11 08:25:43 AM  
Huge Japanese guy covered with donuts?
2004-12-11 08:26:06 AM  
The fictional shark in Jaws was quite a bit bigger.
2004-12-11 08:27:26 AM  
Normally I hate it when people feel the need to point out 'Wow is this article ever old', but.... wow, is this article ever... interesting.
2004-12-11 08:30:11 AM  
Thats a big farking shark.

Big farker.
2004-12-11 08:30:15 AM  
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2004-12-11 08:30:47 AM  
My necks worth a whole lot more than 3000 bucks Chief.

I'll find him for three........but I'll catch him and kill him for ten.
2004-12-11 08:31:18 AM  
Slow ahead....I can go slow ahead.
Why don't you come back here and chum some of this shiat?
2004-12-11 08:31:38 AM  
Huge Japanese guy covered with donuts?

Now you mention, he does seem to be covered in doughnuts. Weird.
2004-12-11 08:31:51 AM  
You know what this is? Positive proof of another Bush foreign policy lie to the American public.

'I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.'
- George W. Bush

First WMD's and now this...jeez.
2004-12-11 08:32:15 AM  
A 1000 lb plus Mako? I also though it was a great white Damn, that is one big-ass shark
2004-12-11 08:33:24 AM  
2004-12-11 08:18:36 AM Smuj

How can you drown a fish? That's poor design.

Most sharks lack gill flaps to push oxygen-bearing water over their gills. They breathe by swimming forward - all the time. If they stop swimming or are pulled backward, they drown.

I don't know about poor design. Supposedly, sharks have not evolved significantly in 300 million years (or so I have heard). That only happens when no random mutations are advantageous, e.g., perfect design.

Also, I have heard that sharks are the only animals on the planet that are genetically immune to cancer.
2004-12-11 08:36:32 AM  
Here lies all the remains of Charlotte
Born a virgin, but died a harlot
For sixteen years she kept her virginity
A marvelous thing for this vicinity

(I think Quint said it differently in the movie)
2004-12-11 08:37:44 AM  
Aye sir! Ahrrr!
Not going to take this abuse much longer!
2004-12-11 08:39:28 AM  
Uh-oh! Better get Mako
2004-12-11 08:41:42 AM  
IGFA for Mako is 1221#
2004-12-11 08:41:47 AM  
2004-12-11 08:31:38 AM No Catchy Nickname

Now you mention, he does seem to be covered in doughnuts. Weird.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...
2004-12-11 08:43:27 AM  
That's one bad hat Harry.
2004-12-11 08:47:04 AM  
too2ez - bad information about non evolving sharks. All these have a common ancestor from about 400m years ago. Not to mention that some sharks are warm blooded (great white, for example) from the same ancestor. The only thing that stops evolution is a shortage of genetic varation, they clearly don't have one.

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It's saddening to see this Mako dead. What a creature.
2004-12-11 08:51:08 AM  
Also, I have heard that sharks are the only animals on the planet that are genetically immune to cancer.

As I recall, this "immunity" has to do with the fact that sharks have cartilage for skeletons and not bone. Cancerous tumors, etc. can't grow without the marrow/blood made by bones, so they simply cannot develop cancer. Tumors have nothing to feed on.

Perhaps this is related to their lack of genetic changes/mutations as well?

And yeah, ditto, *that's a big shark.*
2004-12-11 08:51:33 AM  
YAY! I live 20 minutes away! I feel special.

Our jellyfish are little bastards.

Little trivia about Canadians and especially Nova Scotians...

We get very excited if we are ever mentioned in American Media.
2004-12-11 08:52:03 AM  
I see no problem with fishermen hunting these animals for the sake of just killing them but they should do it like nature intended: get naked and jump into the water with them.
2004-12-11 08:55:47 AM  
Fun readin' and Mako shark pictures.
2004-12-11 08:56:37 AM  
Mako Vettes were cooler than the batmobile.
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