Shark Alert!

Topic started by gia on March 1, 2009. Last post by gia 5 years, 10 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Dad and I went snorkeling again today-- and I was cameraless, but he wasn't, thank god! We saw a white-tipped reef shark, which is very rare. They're completely non-agressive, by the way; I know people who have found them sleeping and managed to actually *pet* them...but I totally froze up when I saw it! It was about 5 feet long and still pretty scary looking! Luckily dad did NOT freeze, he tried to get a couple of photos. Neither is amazing, but it's still pretty freakin' cool.




Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
That's really awesome! =D
Post by RedRoses (1,437 posts) See mini bio Level 14
Man I wish I can go snorkeling again. :[ I haven't done it in years.

But woo that looks fun. I've never seen a shark in the wild like that before :D
Post by Sigue (860 posts) See mini bio Level 8
It's kind of cute.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
RedRoses: Me either! <3<3

Sigue: It's still a little scary head-on, honestly ^^ I was nervous when my dad went swimming after it in such a hurry!
Post by MoonStorm (360 posts) See mini bio Level 9
cool Shark, snorkeling or scuba diving is fun.
"I like to be under the sea, In an octopus's garden in the shade"
Post by Jewel (1,654 posts) See mini bio Level 10
... Reef sharks are not harmless....
Post by Jewel (1,654 posts) See mini bio Level 10
CORRECTION my bad, white tips are harmless its the other lot that atttack XD
Post by Calaveras (79 posts) See mini bio Level 1
I want to go shark fishing! :O
Post by Nerx (13,843 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Looks yummy
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,308 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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That's cool, bet you won't forget about it in a hurry :D
Post by Kuro (559 posts) See mini bio Level 6
SHARK WEEK MOTHER FUCKER
Post by Lan (621 posts) See mini bio Level 13
I love snorkeling, but every time I did it, I was terrified I was going to see a shark. At least the shark was non-aggressive, though it doesn't take away from the scariness.
Post by Sigue (860 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Don't be afraid, Lan. He just wants a hug :(
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Lan, most sharks that you'll see close in enough to snorkel are non-aggressive. In fact, most marine animals are non-aggressive, period. Virtually all injuries inflicted by marine wildlife were caused by *humans* being too aggressive, not the animals. :)
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