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Rollingthunder
17th Aug 2011, 03:33
They seem to serve no purpose other than eating the occasional swimmer or boarder.

No they deserve protected status or shot on sight status?

Would the world be worse off without them?

Buster Hyman
17th Aug 2011, 03:45
A bit harsh there RT...but I imagine his first two wives might agree.

http://www.tcoasttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/norman.jpg

ehwatezedoing
17th Aug 2011, 04:23
A bit of a catch 22 since they are on top of the sea food chain.
If we remove them should we do the same thing towards the following specie !?
Et ainsi de suite ?

When you are a the top, you should be a danger to everything else alive no :confused:







Don't get me started with mosquitoes...

11Fan
17th Aug 2011, 04:25
Didn't work out too well for this chap.

So long old chum.

Bride sees shark eat groom in Seychelles | The Sun |News (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3756527/Bride-sees-shark-eat-groom-in-Seychelles.html)

Matari
17th Aug 2011, 04:29
A face only a mother could love...

Actually, they are magnificent creatures. They were here long before us, and will be here long after.

http://www.sharkdiving.us/images/hammerhead/01.jpg

Slasher
17th Aug 2011, 04:30
(sic) No they deserve protected status or shot on sight status?

Protected (sort of).

Shooting them on sight would eventually start to intrude on
my weekly feed of yummy shark fin soup, and in order to not
hunt this specie to an illogical extinction, I propose there be
full protection of status and shagging rights for finless sharks
so as to maintain supply of this fine cuisine.

Would the world be worse off without them?

Yes, for the above reasons.

rh200
17th Aug 2011, 05:27
Didn't work out too well for this chap.

And I guess there will be another kind of shark circling the bride now that she's single again.

stuckgear
17th Aug 2011, 08:28
Sharks are an apex predator (top of the food chain) which feed not only on dead creatures but also larger predator fish. however, sharks don't reproduce like other fish and as such there fewer of them.

without sharks in the food chain larger predatory fish would dominate to the detriment of of the smaller fish which they feed off, which go down the food chain to plant life and plankton.

So sharks play an important part in the marine ecosystems in 1 keeping don the numbers of larger predatory fish which would exhaust the numbers of fish they feed on, which feed ultimately on plant and planktonic forms as well as feeding on diseased and dying fish, thus improving the gene pool of other sea life. they also scavenge decaying larger sea life.

Humans, being a land based mammal do not integrate with the shark based food chain and human attacks are dominantly people being mistaken by the shark as something else as they hunt and identify prey through electromagnetic activity. the hammerhead as shown previously has evolved to provide a large 'array' of sensory capability as it tends to feed on bottom dwellers.

they are incredible and magnificent creatures of many varieties, though of course i wouldn't try and give one a hug.

Flyt3est
17th Aug 2011, 08:38
Things I would wipe out before Sharks..

1. Wasps

2. Midgies (It's a Scottish thing!)

3. The Millibands

4. Techno-Pop

5. Hoodies

I could go on...

Sallyann1234
17th Aug 2011, 11:00
I always think it strange that people pay a lot of money to visit exotic places, and then get upset when they find exotic flora and fauna.

If you want to stay (relatively) safe, stay at home.

MagnusP
17th Aug 2011, 11:06
Sallyann: reminds me of the holiday complaint when a woman wrote something along the lines of "You didn't warn us there were fish in the sea; the children were startled". :ugh:

DancingOnTheCeiling
17th Aug 2011, 11:24
it's unfortunate, but agree with most, sharks should be allowed to stay










after all, they do serve a porpoise

MagnusP
17th Aug 2011, 11:31
DOTC: please don't get them started on fish puns . . . :{

stuckgear
17th Aug 2011, 11:55
DOTC: please don't get them started on fish puns . . . http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/boohoo.gif


I agree; for the thread it'll just be a red herring.

MagnusP
17th Aug 2011, 12:01
Well, that certainly put me in my plaice.

DancingOnTheCeiling
17th Aug 2011, 12:03
at least you've stopped blubbering now Magnus ;)

Slasher
17th Aug 2011, 12:28
the hammerhead as shown previously has evolved to provide a large 'array' of sensory capability as it tends to feed on bottom dwellers.

You mean divorce lawyers?

I'm all for protecting hammerheads then!
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You're sitting on a sole perch there Magnus! ;)

MagnusP
17th Aug 2011, 12:35
Maybe I should just clam up, then.

stuckgear
17th Aug 2011, 12:41
Cod almighty Magnus! You should flex your mussels and have a whale of a time.

Slasher
17th Aug 2011, 12:55
Now don't get Magnus in a crab-like mood or he'll start to flounder and flake out.

Buster Hyman
17th Aug 2011, 14:03
Crikey! That's seven puns in a Roe....

MagnusP
17th Aug 2011, 14:06
Well, if you're just going to carp about it, I'll just dab my eyes and go.

stuckgear
17th Aug 2011, 14:12
Magnus, you've been stitched up like a kipper.

MagnusP
17th Aug 2011, 14:26
That's OK; I'm playing on another thread now and it's brill.

waveskimmer
17th Aug 2011, 14:37
MAGNUS P

there is no plaice for a comment like that there 'ere

Utrinque Apparatus
17th Aug 2011, 14:42
Oh for Cod's Hake, enough of the Prawns.......Carp, carp carp, that's all we get on here, or am I just being shellfish ? :}

tony draper
17th Aug 2011, 14:51
They are a ancient species predating us by eons, and one suspects they will still be around when man and all his works are naught but windborne dust.
:rolleyes:

MagnusP
17th Aug 2011, 14:54
Drapes, so they're pre-daters as well as predators? Wow.

Buster Hyman
17th Aug 2011, 14:54
They are a ancient species predating us by eons, and one suspects they will still be around when man and all his works are naught but windborne dust.
...Where's the pun in that?

Storminnorm
17th Aug 2011, 14:56
Pretty poor in the scale of things.

MagnusP
17th Aug 2011, 14:58
It's a big page, Norm, we have to fillet somehow.

RedhillPhil
17th Aug 2011, 15:11
Protected (sort of).

Shooting them on sight would eventually start to intrude on
my weekly feed of yummy shark fin soup, and in order to not
hunt this specie to an illogical extinction, I propose there be
full protection of status and shagging rights for finless sharks
so as to maintain supply of this fine cuisine.



Yes, for the above reasons.

If you're serious about your shark fin soup please be aware that to aquire the fins the sharks are caught alive, then de-fined and tailed before being dropped back into the sea to die a long slow agonising death.
Bon apetite!

stuckgear
17th Aug 2011, 15:13
sorry, but that's a load of pollocks.

Slasher
17th Aug 2011, 15:15
Holy mackerel......I had my trouts but now Magnus is in on it!

Eel be telling us a tall John Dory next. Cod kelp us all!

stuckgear
17th Aug 2011, 15:20
yeah i'm not a fan the whole shark fin soup thing (would like to see very tight restrictions on it). they are indeed magnificent creatures which are threatened, as a diver i have had the honour of seeing them in their environment ( as well as dolphins ) and due the connotations of media scare stories have suffered a large decline in numbers.

besides, we cant let lawyers be the top of the food chain can we.

Slasher
17th Aug 2011, 15:20
Gee RhP after 23 years of my eating shark fin caught off the
SE coast of China I never knew that! :ooh:

One learns something new every day.

Anyway we've been down the whole shark fin road once before
- late last year wasn't it?

stuckgear
17th Aug 2011, 15:21
Slasher, you urchin.;)

LordGrumpy
17th Aug 2011, 15:23
The auDACEity of it Slasher, for your next fish meal you want the Barra Mundi; or Tuesday?

tony draper
17th Aug 2011, 15:23
One does not do puns :=

Slasher
17th Aug 2011, 15:25
Urchin? I'll be mulleting over that stuck.....

Slasher
17th Aug 2011, 15:29
A Barracuda been served up on Tuesday Grumpy, but I'll wait
for the next rainbow.

stuckgear
17th Aug 2011, 15:31
a divers video of Grey Nurse Sharks

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a great moment captured at 1.59

Tankertrashnav
17th Aug 2011, 16:08
Things I would wipe out before Sharks..

1. Wasps

etc etc

I could go on...


How about surfers? Never seen any point in them.

shrimp42
17th Aug 2011, 17:44
While it must have been horrific for the bride and all who witnessed it, if you venture into the ocean and get chomped by a shark then it's your fault not the sharks.


Christ, all these fish puns have given me a haddock...

con-pilot
17th Aug 2011, 17:47
While it must have been horrific for the bride and all who witnessed it, if you venture into the ocean and get chomped by a shark then it's your fault not the sharks.



That's why I have an agreement with the sharks, they don't swim in my pool, I don't swim in their ocean.

vulcanised
17th Aug 2011, 17:50
Same as with bears (Polar or otherwise).

If you go and play in their yard they don't know if you're food or there to attack them.

Krystal n chips
17th Aug 2011, 17:54
Always makes me laugh when I read the howls of outrage whenever a wild animal... in it's natural habitat.... has the effrontery and gall to, erm, kill a human being..based on the human presumption that we are the superior species on the planet and therefore should be left alone.....:ugh:

11Fan
17th Aug 2011, 17:54
you're food or there to attack them.

Either way, you're lunch. I'm betting on the Polar Bear.

exgroundcrew
18th Aug 2011, 01:30
As quoted on BBC web news today;

The Seychelles Tourism Board's director Alain St Ange told the BBC the latest attack was caused by a "foreign shark"

Maybe they found its' passport!

Melax
18th Aug 2011, 02:11
Man, you beat me to it, "Foreign Shark" It's just pathetic what politicians come up with to "Protect their cash Cows", unless of course it was just something lost in translation...:E