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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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2004-12-11 10:13:26 AM  
katalyst... no actually, I don't mean that. Because I actually agree with you in that kind of fishing being asshattery.

But this was actually done by a couple poor guys with a hook and some rope... nothing cheap about it.

The shark could have just as easily turned the tables (well, the boat) and eaten THEM instead....

I call that, a fair match, farktard.
2004-12-11 10:14:03 AM  
"Well, this was no BOATING accident"
2004-12-11 10:15:22 AM  
What I'm trying to say katalyst, is Read The Farking Article, and then try using your brain before making a comment like that.

You honestly think they tried to catch that thing in a net?
2004-12-11 10:15:22 AM  

Well you're the one that simply said "fishing". You take "fishing" and 99.999999999% of the amount consumed is what I described, the other infinitesimally small amount being this.
2004-12-11 10:15:50 AM  

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2004-12-11 10:16:30 AM  
Whoops. That'd be "Own3d." My bad.
2004-12-11 10:17:14 AM  
Actually no Katalyst, probably about 50-60% of all fishing is done this way.

A great deal of it is done using traps that catch 1 at a time.
2004-12-11 10:17:16 AM  
What an elegant creature - truly amazing!

/Don't want to be near it when it's alive though.
2004-12-11 10:17:53 AM  
What a bright bulb... nobody had said anything like that yet.
2004-12-11 10:18:05 AM  
StrongBrad: And for us New Englanders who like our monster shart tournament...

A shart tournament? People try to do that? I, for one, will not be attending the Monster Shart Tournament...
2004-12-11 10:18:08 AM  
Stop playing with yourself hooper.
2004-12-11 10:18:13 AM  

TappingTheVein, do you run about naked as "nature intended"? Do you life outside, or inside a nice temperature regulated home?

What does this have to do with the condition of fighting someone on equal terms ? and yes i do run around naked but only on weekends.
2004-12-11 10:18:15 AM  

Fine. I'm not arguing. I just want this farking crappy e cut with speed to wear off so I can get some sleep.
2004-12-11 10:19:05 AM  
Hahahaha nice PWNED reference
2004-12-11 10:19:23 AM  
Sharks even up the score:​l
2004-12-11 10:20:03 AM  
katalyst ... salty calls that, a valid excuse :P

makeup exam, next week.
2004-12-11 10:21:38 AM  

This story should have gotten a SAD tag. That was a beautiful animal killed just so a bunch of stupid guys can feel "macho"

Yeah, and maybe this shark could have grown up to be a doctor, and cure cancer
2004-12-11 10:21:38 AM  

This story should have gotten a SAD tag. That was a beautiful animal killed just so a bunch of stupid guys can feel "macho"

Spare me... this was real fishing where your catch decides wether or not you have a house to live in or food to eat. Same as those farking seal hunt protesters that forget that a large part of a lot of people's livelihoods in Newfoundland are tied directly to it.
2004-12-11 10:22:14 AM  
2004-12-11 10:15:50 AM Bitterman


That pic says a lot. I have always found it interesting that people think sharks are fearsome predators (and they are) that just love to kill things.

However, the Orca is every bit as fearsome and violent and brutal - but since it is smart enough to learn to turn flips at Sea World, it gets a reputation as adorable and lovable.

Go figure.
2004-12-11 10:22:49 AM  
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2004-12-11 10:23:41 AM  
Gosh, people are so paranoid about getting fooled by some faked story that you won't even believe if someone took a photograph of Jebus. You farkers have been playing with photoshop too much. Why can't you just say "oooh it's so cool" or something and forget about it?
2004-12-11 10:24:26 AM  
The jebus part was a joke, you bastards!
2004-12-11 10:25:17 AM  
Cool shark! Did anybody jump it?
2004-12-11 10:25:22 AM  
You know jack about fishing. A lot of fish are caught without nets, not an 0.^A% or whatever you said.

/comes from a family of fishermen
2004-12-11 10:26:36 AM  
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2004-12-11 10:28:33 AM  
Katalyst already conceded defeat... leave the poor farker alone. :P
2004-12-11 10:28:38 AM  
I want to see a Photoshop with this sucker! That'd be awesome.
2004-12-11 10:28:58 AM  
My too sense:

The shark in the picture is a great white or a really, really fat mmako. They are both mackeral sharks which usually means deep water, very fast when they want to be. The key is the tail which has symmetric top and bottom fins (see picture above) . The other type of shark is the requiem which has a large top tail fin and small bottom tail fin.

Requiem shark w/ asymmetric tail:

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There are other differences I'm sure. I just don't think a mako would have such a short snouit and be so big in the belly.

Great whites pretty much go anywhere, but I believe makos are primarily open ocean and deep water animals.

Either way, I agree with all Farkers who think it should have been photoed (proof) and tagged and let go. But then I don't live there and they probably don't understand why we kill instead of tag and let go fire ants.

Not worth 2 cents.
2004-12-11 10:29:38 AM  
Nice how they subtly advertise heavy equipment in the background of the photo. I would have preferred something in a bikini though.
2004-12-11 10:31:32 AM  
Lack of bone in sharks is not the result of lack genetic variation.
A> Bone first evolved in fishes that were moving into brackish and then fresh water, probably as a way to store "hard" minerals like calcium and iron. A fish in the ocean actually has to excrete excesses of things we take in vitamins - and they have to ooze water constantly also (which is why fish are slimy). Sharks have no bones cuz they have been deep water ocean fish for 200 my's (at least).
B> Lack of genetic variation is caused solely by population implosions. Example: Tiger's stripes are all different, but all cheetahs have exactly the same spot pattern. Cause: A few 10K years back, cheetah population constricted to less than about 2000 individuals (estimate). Result: exaggeration of some traits (long, lean, same spots), reduced resistance to disease, etc. Any population of X interbreeding individuals will produce f(X*n) mutations over n generations. No one's sure what all goes into the "f()" yet, but it's very predictable, and does not change with species. One of the factors of "f()" is the population history as described with cheetahs.
Sharks, like the mako and great white, have been around with very few changes for more than 20 million years. Their predecessors looked very similar to them, and go back 300 my. They haven't changed greatly, as was said, cuz there's not much you can do to improve a predator that's a half ton torpedo with 8 senses and no hiding place for the prey.
2004-12-11 10:33:44 AM  
Hey baby, Go down to the store and grab a barrel of tarter..And 200 lbs of lemons..
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/ hurry, it's startin to stink..
2004-12-11 10:35:13 AM  
This was originally posted by Tommasso a long time ago

I were on the U.S.S. Minneapolis when we ran aground, and the men had to sleep ashore.

Very first light, the hamsters came, 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 hamster come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and sometimes that hamster he go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that hamster looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a hamster is he's got really cute eyes. When he comes at ya, he seems to be actin' cuddly ... 'til he nibbles ya, ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The sand turns red, and despite all your poundin' and your hollerin' those hamsters come in and... they nibble you ever so gradually.

You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men to hamster bites and one to a paper cut fillin' out all the forms about it. I don't know how many hamsters there were, maybe ten, eleven million. 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. Boswain's mate. I thought he was asleep. Reached over to wake him up. Tapped him on the hand, and then I saw the blood on me own hand. Well, he'd been nibbled, and one of his cuticles was gone completely. Noon the fifth day a Lockheed Ventura swung in low and he spotted us, a young pilot. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never go into a pet store again. So, eleven hundred men went onto that beach. Three hundred and sixteen men come back home with their fingers and arseholes fully intact, the hamsters took the rest...
2004-12-11 10:36:09 AM  
Bald Guy: I would like to buy the fin. I understand it is a cure for balding.
Red Shirt Guy: You're going to need a bigger shark
2004-12-11 10:36:55 AM  

Yeah I concede defeat, I was making shiat up and it pisses me off when people do that in arguments where I know the topic. Sorry :)

2004-12-11 10:40:14 AM  
holy Sh|t
2004-12-11 10:40:53 AM  
Let's all get educated about Mako's, and sharks in general, shall we?

Mako is a great eating fish, BTW. I don't want to hear any whining out of you fools about destroying this creature unles your are a lacto-ovo vegan who only eats tofu that died naturally in the wild.
2004-12-11 10:42:21 AM  
The pic is definately short-fin Mako. A great white has a lot more white under the nose. And about the belly, that's what happens when Makos get really big. Their girth grows much faster than their length.
2004-12-11 10:43:43 AM  

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Great White:

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It's a friggin big-ass MAKO!
2004-12-11 10:44:21 AM  
"That catch probably managed to barely provide christmas for their families."

"Spare me... this was real fishing where your catch decides wether or not you have a house to live in or food to eat. Same as those farking seal hunt protesters that forget that a large part of a lot of people's livelihoods in Newfoundland are tied directly to it. "

Boo farking Hoo. They should get jobs in an industry that is destroying the oceans.
2004-12-11 10:49:49 AM  
that shark had friends:

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) -- A fisherman who screamed for help as a shark mauled him at a popular tourist spot on Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Saturday died before onlookers could pull him to safety, police said.

The 38-year-old Australian man was spearfishing about 60 km (40 miles) off Port Douglas on the northeast coast in an area known to tourist charter boat operators as Opal Reef when the unknown species of shark attacked, a police spokeswoman said.​l
2004-12-11 10:53:32 AM  

Yea, look at all that genetic variation in the different species which all magically look exactly like an ancestor 400m years ago....No evolving into different species, nope nope. Do you know how evolution works? There needs to be a reason for change in order for something to evolve generally, a better adaptation..a natural selection if you will.

Evolution is random and without purpose or need, if it was from need, then we wouldn't talk about Darwin, we would be talking Lemark. Natural selection is the process by which those animals best adapted to an environment survive.
2004-12-11 11:01:28 AM  
"Hand down the shark repellent Batspray!"

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2004-12-11 11:03:10 AM  

And thank you very much!
2004-12-11 11:06:59 AM  
Looks like a mako to me, though land pics are never very flattering to sharks. Tapered, sharp snout, back-swept fins, and backward-hooking teeth like curled fingers. Saw one of these suckers on a blue-water dive off Bimini. Little-bitty shark-shaped dot off in the distance, then I turned around and the bastard was gliding by about 5 feet from me. Makos are built for speed, and from what I understand rarely earn their nasty reputation. Not that I wasn't trying to levitate out of the water myself, mind you.

/long-time shark diver
/nope, not afraid
/'cause I can swim through water faster'n a shark can swim though shiat.
2004-12-11 11:08:57 AM  
5h4wn - erm, yes, I think I'm up to speed with current thinking - for a variation to happen only the genetic possibility for it to happen, which I've just noticed is what runs with scissors has said too. Evolution only appears to be generally progressive because bad adaptations die out.

This is one of the reasons species can naturally go extinct, crap 'decisions' by genes when there's pressure on the population.

Which is why the cookie-cutter shark is the size of your finger and bores holes out of its prey without them knowing, whale sharks filter plankton, the great white bumps and bites things its own size and the nurse roots things out of burrows - because the variation was present in the ancestor that made it possible to happen. And I wasn't making a point about them looking the same, I don't think they do, so I'm not sure what you're getting at there.
2004-12-11 11:10:14 AM  
There are shortfin and longfin Mako. This is a shortfin...quite a few in NS. Longfin are quite rare and protected in many areas. Great Whites and Makos are of the same family...macarel sharks, oh as well as the the portabeagle shark. this isn't even close to looking like a white. Whites have large Triangular serated teeth while makos are long, more slender and tend to point a bit to the back of the sharks throat. Ohhh show me the way to go home...I'm tired and I wanna go to bed.
2004-12-11 11:10:24 AM  
Already posted, but worth repeating for those who doubt if this is real-

FYI- For you non-Canadians. WWW sites ending with are Canadian Government sites. In this case, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Ministre des Pches et des Ocans du Canada if you're french)
2004-12-11 11:11:53 AM  
Dammit, I worked at a summer camp near Yarmouth this year and I never saw anything that cool in town.
2004-12-11 11:12:12 AM  
I actually know the guy that caught that shark. My father used to fish with his father and i've known jamie for years. That is old news. I got the pictures emailed to me about a month and 1/2 ago. I guess I should have submitted it to fark eh?? :)
2004-12-11 11:12:58 AM  
Tapping the Vein: That picture of the shark under the boat actually gave me the willies. It is so well done.

When is that picture in the story going to be photoshopped?
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