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(Smithsonian Magazine)   96 years later, the Matawan shark attacks that terrified New Jersey and inspired "Jaws" still baffle ichthyologists of today, who lament mindless fear of sharks that prevented proper investigation of attacks at the time   ( smithsonianmag.com) divider line
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2012-08-12 05:39:33 PM  
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My wife and I brought my 3 year old nephew to Wildwood. While swimming a pod of dolphins goes swimming by. Thinking he would find it interesting I lift him up so he can see them. He responds with child like delight, "SHARK!"

Two lessons learned that day. The shark panic inspired by Jaws is alive and well. Also, people take the word of 3 year old WAY to seriously.
2012-08-12 06:22:03 PM  
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Harry_Seldon: Keizer_Ghidorah: If there is one thing for certain, it's that there were at least two sharks inolved. Three of the five attacks occurred in a river, and the only shark that can survive fresh water is the bull shark.

A 9-foot great white shark as caught a day or so after the last attack with 15lbs of human remains in its stomach, which pretty much proves that there was a white shark and a bull shark involved.

So, you are saying the sharks were organized?

The Shark Mafia has its pectorals everywhere...
2012-08-12 05:48:47 PM  
1 vote:
To be fair, how a shark got involved in a coal mining strike is still baffling.
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