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(Newsday)   Da dum... five-foot sand shark... da dum... with aspirations... da dum.... of greater things ..... da dum, da dum, da dum, da-dum-da-dum-da-dum-da-dum-da-dum... empties Long Island beach   (newsday.com) divider line 68
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2006-08-02 09:19:09 AM  
"We're gonna need a smaller boat."
 
2006-08-02 09:50:27 AM  
Forsythe P. Jones: "We're gonna need a smaller boat."

Or maybe a sand submarine.
 
2006-08-02 11:03:14 AM  
"man goes into cage, cage goes into salsa"

or something along those lines
 
2006-08-02 11:03:18 AM  
FTFA: "Nonetheless, Keller said, "People should know they're swimming with sharks.""

It's the ocean, who the fark doesn't know.... ahhh nevermind.
 
2006-08-02 11:04:45 AM  
"candygram"
 
2006-08-02 11:04:46 AM  
New Yorkers are not tough.
 
2006-08-02 11:05:11 AM  
www.showrods.com

Meh. Doesn't look too scary to me.
 
2006-08-02 11:05:33 AM  
Nonetheless, Keller said, "People should know they're swimming with sharks."

You're swimmin' in the ocean, thanks for that little nugget of information.

JC
 
2006-08-02 11:05:41 AM  
Who else thinks you shouldn't name it a "sand shark" unless it actually lives in the sand?
 
2006-08-02 11:06:23 AM  
New Yorkers are not tough.

These people are from Long Island, not New York!

:)
 
2006-08-02 11:06:29 AM  
KiwDaWabbit

What do you think is beneath the water?
 
2006-08-02 11:06:30 AM  
Quick! Alert Ric and the Channel 7 news team!

img.photobucket.com
The ocean is full of marine life.
 
2006-08-02 11:06:47 AM  
sirgrim: FTFA: "Nonetheless, Keller said, "People should know they're swimming with sharks.""

This idiot probably pays no attention to the pollution levels, which are for more dangerous than a stupid sand shark.

/which is to say, not very.
//most people that live near a beach know this.
 
2006-08-02 11:06:58 AM  
Salsa shark?

/loved the sequel.
 
2006-08-02 11:07:36 AM  
img241.imageshack.us

flowers.
 
2006-08-02 11:08:03 AM  
sand sharks are harmless. farking pussies.
 
2006-08-02 11:08:12 AM  
I used to catch sand sharks all the time.
They're harmless. In fact, they were nuissance. I remember one night we couldn't keep them off the hooks. We'd catch small ones and hurl them back into the water... points for distance.

I wonder if they meant "sand tiger shark?" Those I wouldn't want to be in the water with.
 
2006-08-02 11:09:59 AM  
Nonetheless, Keller said, "People should know they're swimming with sharks."

Yeah, they are in the ocean, they should know.

What the op said...it's the ocean, it's where sharks live.

Just like if you are swimming in the kiddie pool you are not swimming in clean chlorinated water but rather what ever has escaped juniors swimmy.

Them aint apples your bobbing for.
 
2006-08-02 11:09:59 AM  
While on duty at USCG Station Pensacola, we had a lady from Destin call us to come down and "get rid of" the sharks swimming in the water near her condo. She told me that she could see them swimming "right down there in the water".

I told her, "Yes mame, that's where they live."

Semper Paratus!
 
2006-08-02 11:13:18 AM  
Yipes! Cripes! a shark-shaped shadow...swim for your lives! God thing I'm already in the water 'cos I just peed myself!
 
2006-08-02 11:14:25 AM  
Better sand sharks than sandworms.
 
2006-08-02 11:14:30 AM  
It's when you see THIS guy, that there's need for concern:

i5.photobucket.com
 
2006-08-02 11:14:48 AM  
Reminds me of the king of the jungle quote from Grandma's Boy.

www.joystiq.com

"Five feet away from me, what comes up and goes back in the water again?" Keller said. "A shark."
 
2006-08-02 11:16:51 AM  
Why is this a "tech" link?
 
2006-08-02 11:18:30 AM  
Somehow this didn't make it into the main stream fear mongering press. Nice, I kitesurf at that place every wkd.

Cape Cod Times July 16th
On Saturday, Paul Bremser was at Chatham's Lighthouse Beach preparing to go surfing. He had one leg into his wetsuit when he heard someone yell, ''Shark!''

He looked up to see a big fin circling a seal, just beyond the breakers about 75 feet away.

''After it came around in a full circle, the shark came off from the back side and cut him in half with one bite,'' said Bremser, a commercial fishermen with 28 years of experience fishing out of Chatham. The seal tried to swim away as a pool of blood spread around it. The shark went down, then the seal dropped out of sight.

''It's a classic, textbook, attack pattern for a great white,'' said Greg Skomal, shark expert for the state Division of Marine Fisheries.
 
2006-08-02 11:19:35 AM  
Sheeeeeeeit, that's nothin'. We've had Rehoboth Beach here on the Eastern Shore closed for weeks because of these mothers:

oceanexplorer.noaa.gov
 
2006-08-02 11:19:43 AM  
Long Beach resident Greg Keller said he has spotted sharks three times in the past week. On Sunday night, a shark he described as being between 4 and 5 feet long cozied up to his boogie board.

"Five feet away from me, what comes up and goes back in the water again?" Keller, 50, said. "A shark."


Dude, just quit wearing your lucky ham in the water.
 
2006-08-02 11:20:34 AM  
"People should know they're swimming with sharks."

...I'm voting 'no' on that idea. If they can't figure out that there are sharks in the ocean, then they deserve to be eaten and/or mauled beyond recognition.

/bring back natural selection
 
2006-08-02 11:20:42 AM  
damn came in here to say sand sharks are harmless....someone beat me too it...BTW
 
2006-08-02 11:23:38 AM  
Just popped in to comment on the irritating-as-fark headline.
 
2006-08-02 11:26:49 AM  
Come on people!
This far into a shark thread and no one has posted the shark cliche pic?

img163.imageshack.us
 
2006-08-02 11:28:34 AM  
hoots_toot_ochaye


that a sweet ass drawing, know where to get it without the 'pwned' stamped on it?
 
2006-08-02 11:29:24 AM  
I think this headline jumped itself.
 
2006-08-02 11:30:20 AM  
Strictly speaking, it's da-dum (rest rest rest) da-dum-da (rest rest) da-dum-da-dum (rest rest) da-dum-da-dum-da-dum-da-dum dundun-dundun-dundun-dundun dundun-DAdun-dundun-dundun-dundun-DAdun-dundun-dundun-dundun etc.

/band geek
 
2006-08-02 11:31:40 AM  
i don't blame them.

Last time is was in destin i was swimming in the water about 20 yards out when 10 feet infront of me this 3 foot black fin jutts straight out of the water, it was huge.

Scariest moment of my life.
 
2006-08-02 11:33:03 AM  
Cool picture I remember seeing.

files.myopera.com

Anyways, I've had sharks near me when I'm surfing myself. Nothing to be worried about. People freak out about what they dont understand, then they expect someone to "take care of the problem" and hunt the poor animals.
 
2006-08-02 11:37:56 AM  
www.newsday.com

the "O RLY" kid to the side made this article for me

/ha ha
 
2006-08-02 11:38:33 AM  
I love these threads where everybody gets to be bad-ass about something that they'll likely never have to prove their bad-assedry in.
 
2006-08-02 11:38:55 AM  
Sand sharks are only a pain i the ass when you step on them. I also highly doubt someone saw a five footer. They are smaller than that, usually. Unless it's a mutant ninja sand shark because it ate all the fungi coming out of the NYC cities. Then it would just have an overdeveloped sense of fashion and self-importance.

Go up in a helicopter ride over any Florida beach. Thousands of them. You can see the shapes milling in the water.
 
2006-08-02 11:40:04 AM  
liv4speed1, just so you know, that is not a shark. It is a dolphin.
 
2006-08-02 11:42:27 AM  
Really?

Thanks for the info, I just saw the picture and never thought it was a dolphin. Still a cool picture XD
 
2006-08-02 11:46:38 AM  
I believe that is a dolphin liv4speed1 but I could be wrong...
 
2006-08-02 11:46:40 AM  
mamoru: liv4speed1, just so you know, that is not a shark. It is a dolphin.

Dolph0wned
 
2006-08-02 11:47:13 AM  
dangit...
 
2006-08-02 11:48:04 AM  
YA RLY. ;)

You are right. It is an AWESOME picture, and no doubt that surfer shat his board-shorts when he first saw, assuming he didn't see it jumping around first.
 
2006-08-02 11:48:12 AM  
fernandez: "hoots_toot_ochaye

that a sweet ass drawing, know where to get it without the 'pwned' stamped on it?"


You can get it here:

http://www.ecranlarge.com/news-cinema-1727.php

It's a promotional drawing for a film based on Steve Alten's book "MEG", that's coming to theatres in the summer of 2008. "MEG" is about the discovery of a long thought extinct prehistoric shark, found to be alive and living in the Marianus Trench. It gets rousted by a deep sea explorer and starts terrorizing humanity.

The film is being produced by New Line Cinema, and so far, the director slated to make it is Jan De Bont, of "Speed" and "Twister" fame.
 
2006-08-02 11:49:38 AM  
while we are on the subject of that shot, check this page out!

Damn, it would have been cool to be surfing that beach that day.

/can't actually surf
//really wants to learn though
 
2006-08-02 11:52:33 AM  
www.ecranlarge.com

Holy shiat they makin movies bout me.
 
2006-08-02 11:57:20 AM  
hoots_toot_ochaye

It's a promotional drawing for a film based on Steve Alten's book "MEG", that's coming to theatres in the summer of 2008. "MEG" is about the discovery of a long thought extinct prehistoric shark, found to be alive and living in the Marianus Trench. It gets rousted by a deep sea explorer and starts terrorizing humanity.


That was a sort-of fun book to read, although I imagine that it is one of those things that makes a better movie than book. Looking forward to seeing it.

There are *OCCASIONAL* sightings of Megalodon-sized sharks, but I would discount them. Most of them turn out to be harmless basking sharks and such.
 
2006-08-02 11:59:58 AM  
What makes you say it's a dolphin?
 
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