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(Click Orlando)   Before going on that Florida beach vacation, watch this drone video of hammerhead shark circling clueless swimmer   (clickorlando.com) divider line
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2020-11-24 10:06:44 PM  
According to the International Shark Attack File, humans have been subject to 17 documented, unprovoked attacks by hammerhead sharks within the genus Sphyrna since 1580 AD. From these, no human fatalities have been recorded.
 
2020-11-24 10:08:04 PM  
Dude must be a lawyer.

Professional courtesy
 
2020-11-24 10:10:54 PM  
Yeeeeah, that's not really a "giant" hammerhead... They average 13' long, so 10' is basically a low end average at best.
 
2020-11-24 10:13:51 PM  
You're more likely to die from a snake bite or alligator attack than a shark bite down here

Or a methhead Florida man attack. Those are quite common
 
2020-11-24 10:14:30 PM  
ummm....clueless and Florida are redundant.
 
2020-11-24 10:16:42 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: You're more likely to die from a snake bite or alligator attack than a shark bite down here

Or a methhead Florida man attack. Those are quite common


I am in Volusia County a little north of Daytona.

Lots of bites, precious few fatalities. Mostly just nibbles.
 
2020-11-24 10:17:16 PM  
If you've been in the ocean many times and don't think you ever swam near a shark, I got some bad news for you... There are a LOT of shark encounters where the only party that know there was an encounter is the shark. I doubt it's ever been studied or quantified, of it even could be, but sharks swim near people all the time.
 
2020-11-24 10:17:35 PM  

Iczer: Yeeeeah, that's not really a "giant" hammerhead... They average 13' long, so 10' is basically a low end average at best.


You're in the water and you see that thing, it's freaking giant.
 
2020-11-24 10:17:48 PM  
Hammerheads eat crabs, that's why i mix Ovide into my sunblock.
 
2020-11-24 10:18:53 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: According to the International Shark Attack File, humans have been subject to 17 documented, unprovoked attacks by hammerhead sharks within the genus Sphyrna since 1580 AD. From these, no human fatalities have been recorded.


What I was thinking. As far as shark species go hammerheads are about as benign as koala bears
 
2020-11-24 10:19:02 PM  
it seemed like the shark was just curious, then swam off again.

so it seemed more cool and shocking than scary to me.

dude wasn't swimming in chummed waters, or wearing flashy silvery jewelry, or gushing a plume of blood, or swimming in a murky surf zone, or swimming at dust or dawn and/or among small bait fish, or wearing a dark wet suit, or dangling all four limbs off of some float like a deformed turtle, -or swimming at new smyrna beach in general- or any other single thing they say can increase the risk a shark decides to taste you.

he was probably ALWAYS going to be just fine.
 
2020-11-24 10:22:57 PM  

adamatari: If you've been in the ocean many times and don't think you ever swam near a shark, I got some bad news for you... There are a LOT of shark encounters where the only party that know there was an encounter is the shark. I doubt it's ever been studied or quantified, of it even could be, but sharks swim near people all the time.


Used to surf(badly) when I lived in Galveston, had "things" brush me when out there, it will get your attention
 
2020-11-24 10:23:22 PM  
Lord said to Noah
'Fore ya float that arc
You better save me a space
For my hammerhead shark
Whoa yeah, the Hammerhead Shark
 
2020-11-24 10:23:25 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: You're more likely to die from a snake bite or alligator attack than a shark bite down here

Or a methhead Florida man attack. Those are quite common


Since 2000, snakes have been attributed to 3 Florida deaths, but sharks are winning with 4 confirmed kills.  You're right about gators though, 16 kills from those biatches.
 
2020-11-24 10:31:14 PM  
I've swum with much larger hammerheads than this, and have never felt threatened.

Bull sharks though... bull sharks are territorial & aggressive as all get go.
 
2020-11-24 10:35:39 PM  
luna1580:

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"He wasn't swimming in chummed waters, or wearing flashy jewelry, or gushing blood, or swimming in a murky surf zone...he was ALWAYS going to be just fine."
 
2020-11-24 10:37:10 PM  

SomeAmerican: I've swum with much larger hammerheads than this, and have never felt threatened.

Bull sharks though... bull sharks are territorial & aggressive as all get go.


I'd even rather be in the water with a tiger shark.  A tiger shark, I feel that you can tell its intent... whether it is uninterested, curious, or aggressive.  But bull sharks are just flat out crazy.
 
2020-11-24 10:39:51 PM  
Fins to the left, fins to the right.....
 
2020-11-24 10:43:10 PM  
Stop!
 
2020-11-24 11:06:12 PM  
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Ithorians have two mouths and speak in a stereo language that cannot properly be spoken by other species.
 
2020-11-24 11:12:48 PM  

SomeAmerican: A tiger shark, I feel that you can tell its intent...


Yeah, Tigers will eat anything, but they are pretty damn curious, and even famously friendly in certain places.
Tiger Sharks of Tiger Beach
Youtube f5SR5XlZcv0
 
2020-11-24 11:27:13 PM  

Iczer: Yeeeeah, that's not really a "giant" hammerhead... They average 13' long, so 10' is basically a low end average at best.


Are we really going to size shame a shark?
 
2020-11-24 11:31:25 PM  

dark brew: pastramithemosterotic: You're more likely to die from a snake bite or alligator attack than a shark bite down here

Or a methhead Florida man attack. Those are quite common

Since 2000, snakes have been attributed to 3 Florida deaths, but sharks are winning with 4 confirmed kills.  You're right about gators though, 16 kills from those biatches.


Maybe he was waiting for human hunting season? When does that start?
 
2020-11-24 11:44:46 PM  

SomeAmerican: I've swum with much larger hammerheads than this, and have never felt threatened.

Bull sharks though... bull sharks are territorial & aggressive as all get go.


Yup. This is a 9 footer that was threatening divers during a job...


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2020-11-24 11:50:29 PM  

adamatari: If you've been in the ocean many times and don't think you ever swam near a shark, I got some bad news for you... There are a LOT of shark encounters where the only party that know there was an encounter is the shark. I doubt it's ever been studied or quantified, of it even could be, but sharks swim near people all the time.


This. My first time scuba diving in the Bahamas, I hopped off the boat into the water. My first look down below me, I saw at least 3 reef sharks swimming about 20 feet away from me
 
2020-11-24 11:56:30 PM  
Dude was watching the skies. (He gave the drone a thumbs up). Because you never know when a pterosaur might appear.
 
2020-11-25 12:20:41 AM  

Iczer: Yeeeeah, that's not really a "giant" hammerhead... They average 13' long, so 10' is basically a low end average at best.


The Great Hammerhead, the largest species, averages 15' and can grow up to 20' in length. It's the only hammerhead species that can be dangerous to humans, as it's the only one that has a large enough mouth to inflict more than superficial damage.
 
2020-11-25 12:21:42 AM  

EL EM: Dude was watching the skies. (He gave the drone a thumbs up). Because you never know when a pterosaur might appear.


Or a Pteracuda.

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2020-11-25 12:25:40 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: According to the International Shark Attack File, humans have been subject to 17 documented, unprovoked attacks by hammerhead sharks within the genus Sphyrna since 1580 AD. From these, no human fatalities have been recorded.


YET
 
2020-11-25 1:13:56 AM  

dark brew: pastramithemosterotic: You're more likely to die from a snake bite or alligator attack than a shark bite down here

Or a methhead Florida man attack. Those are quite common

Since 2000, snakes have been attributed to 3 Florida deaths, but sharks are winning with 4 confirmed kills.  You're right about gators though, 16 kills from those biatches.


as a Floridian I can tell you I am way more concerned about being attacked / bit by an alligator or a snake in fresh water. If given a choice -  I'll take my chances in the ocean with the sharks any damn day,
 
2020-11-25 1:38:55 AM  
Good luck trying to understand the lyrics- Sometime us Aussies have trouble understanding him, and he's one of us!

James Reyne - Hammerhead (1987)
Youtube FMmBwCSk6sw
 
2020-11-25 1:41:43 AM  

punkwrestler: Iczer: Yeeeeah, that's not really a "giant" hammerhead... They average 13' long, so 10' is basically a low end average at best.

Are we really going to size shame a shark?


Yes.

Welcome to fark.
 
2020-11-25 1:43:21 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: According to the International Shark Attack File, humans have been subject to 17 documented, unprovoked attacks by hammerhead sharks within the genus Sphyrna since 1580 AD. From these, no human fatalities have been recorded.


The lack of recorded fatalities does not make me feel better. Sneaky bastards leave no survivors dot-dot-dot
 
2020-11-25 3:34:17 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: According to the International Shark Attack File, humans have been subject to 17 documented, unprovoked attacks by hammerhead sharks within the genus Sphyrna since 1580 AD. From these, no human fatalities have been recorded.


Solid. This is the perfect Boobies.
 
2020-11-25 3:37:28 AM  

pastramithemosterotic: You're more likely to die from a snake bite or alligator attack than a shark bite down here

Or a methhead Florida man attack. Those are quite common


I read that as "meathead", still mostly checks out.
 
2020-11-25 3:45:35 AM  
Hammerheads should fear man. We are total assholes to them, catching them from piers and boats. Some surviving, some dying. Man making a big deal out of "look at this big fish I done caught and killed"
 
2020-11-25 5:53:09 AM  

luna1580: t seemed like the shark was just curious, then swam off again.

so it seemed more cool and shocking than scary to me.


Till that shark tries to mate with sue you
 
2020-11-25 6:06:23 AM  

berylman: The Pope of Manwich Village: According to the International Shark Attack File, humans have been subject to 17 documented, unprovoked attacks by hammerhead sharks within the genus Sphyrna since 1580 AD. From these, no human fatalities have been recorded.

What I was thinking. As far as shark species go hammerheads are about as benign as koala bears


Mate, koalas will fark you up. Seen their claws? One severely pissed on my brother's head while up in a tree (true story). Doesn't sound dangerous, but crikey the stench in the car on the way home was bloody awful.
 
2020-11-25 6:55:57 AM  

dark brew: pastramithemosterotic: You're more likely to die from a snake bite or alligator attack than a shark bite down here

Or a methhead Florida man attack. Those are quite common

Since 2000, snakes have been attributed to 3 Florida deaths, but sharks are winning with 4 confirmed kills.  You're right about gators though, 16 kills from those biatches.


Deaths attributed to Florida Man since 2000:  20,229 (just murders through 2019).
 
2020-11-25 7:00:15 AM  

ToughActinProlactin: I am in Volusia County a little north of Daytona.

Lots of bites, precious few fatalities. Mostly just nibbles.


Sure, but having a large carnivore take a bite out of a random part of your body can dampen your whole morning.
 
2020-11-25 7:49:59 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: ToughActinProlactin: I am in Volusia County a little north of Daytona.

Lots of bites, precious few fatalities. Mostly just nibbles.

Sure, but having a large carnivore take a bite out of a random part of your body can dampen your whole morning.


Hammerheads would need to be seriously pissed off to bite a human floating above them. Their mouths are positioned on their bodies to eat things on the ocean floor. They also have relatively small mouths. They're actually pretty lame as far as sharks go.

/ not a biologist
 
2020-11-25 8:24:17 AM  

WTP 2: ummm....clueless and Florida are redundant.


Yeah. What a clueless idiot for not having himself in 3rd person view!
 
2020-11-25 10:10:56 AM  

JK8Fan: Hammerheads should fear man. We are total assholes to them, catching them from piers and boats. Some surviving, some dying. Man making a big deal out of "look at this big fish I done caught and killed"


Unless you're going for that angle, a shark is not a fish.

berylman: As far as shark species go hammerheads are about as benign as koala bears


Koalas are vicious farkers.  They are also lazy.
 
2020-11-25 10:47:20 AM  

mjbok: Unless you're going for that angle, a shark is not a fish.


Sharks are a group of elasmobranch fish
 
2020-11-25 11:38:44 AM  

LiberalConservative: mjbok: Unless you're going for that angle, a shark is not a fish.

Sharks are a group of elasmobranch fish


You are technically correct (the best kind of correct).  I apologize and will slowly exit the thread.
 
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