Anyone else watching this??? I absolutely love shark week on Discovery. The great white is without a doubt my favorite animal on the planet. Not to mention the one that scares the crap out of me the most.
Anyway, I'm watching tonights special and the deal is these guys are riding a 13' white. He is free swimming and grabbing the dorsal fin of a white and going for a little ride. HOLY CRAP these guys are nuts !!!!!!!
i watch it almost every summer.sharks fascinate me also.i grew up vacationing in the outer banks of north carolinia and that place is loaded with sharks.i cant wait to see that new movie 12 days of terror.
ive hunted almost everyday of my life ,the rest have just been wasted
been real disapointing to me......I've been waiting over a month just to watch the first one sunday night.....but my memory fails me in my feeble old age......I went hunting with spec and didn't get back till 9:00.......so I figured monday would make up for it......monster house.....BAH!!!!! I don't wait a year for shark week so I can watch monster house.....but last night things started getting a little better...yeah those guys are nutz....."hey bubba,lets go swimming with them big ol gold fish"
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>Trying out for the darwin awards, no doubt! Idiots.Anyway, I'm watching tonights special and the deal is these guys are riding a 13' white. He is free swimming and grabbing the dorsal fin of a white and going for a little ride. HOLY CRAP these guys are nuts !!!!!!![/b]
Every year, a whole pile of tourists get snapped by nurse sharks (a fish with all the aggressive tendencies of a milk cow) because some dolt has to grab the tail or fin and try to go for a ride. Now these macho morons are taking rides on Jaws?
Sometimes, it's a wonder our species has survived at all.
He has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct... Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience rather than a mob of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact.
Just to add to the excitement of Shark Week... We just had our second shark attack this week off the coast of Galeveston!!!
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>We just had our second shark attack this week off the coast of Galeveston!!![/b]
Second shark attack victim undergoing surgery
19-year-old bitten on her foot as she swam in Galveston
By KEVIN MORAN
GALVESTON -- A young Tiki Island woman bitten by a shark off Galveston was undergoing surgery today to repair a severed tendon in her foot.
Doctors at John Sealy Hospital at UTMB said today 19-year-old Ericka Hailey had a wide 6-inch gash stretching from her right ankle toward her toes. The prognosis for regaining use of her foot is good, surgeons said, but she'll have to undergo physical therapy.
The Galveston shark bite follows an incident at Bryan Beach in Brazoria County on Sunday that sent 11-year-old Aaron Perez to Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital after a shark bit him repeatedly, severely damaging his right hand and arm and right leg. Aaron remained in fair condition Tuesday, but doctors said they didn't know if the sixth-grader would regain full use of his hand.
Officials speculated that both bites occurred because the victims were surrounded by schools of fish on which sharks were feeding. Tuesday's incident was not as serious as Sunday's, and the woman's father said today she is fine.
Hailey was bitten about 4:30 p.m. as she was swimming off a stretch of beach near 53rd Street and Seawall Boulevard. Maceo said the shark likely was close to shore in pursuit of some of the abundant small fish that were swimming in clear, calm waters along the beachfront.
A woman who saw the commotion said a man identifying himself as Hailey's boyfriend was upset because "he let her go swimming by herself."
Harriet Redwine, of Fort Worth, also questioned the Beach Patrol's decision not to immediately evacuate after the attack.
Sgt. Peter Davis, assistant director of the Beach Patrol said the agency didn't feel it was necessary to evacuate because the incident was already over.
The shark bite was the second along the Galveston Island shoreline this year and the fifth in five years in island waters.
The Bryan Beach incident was the 18th shark bite along the Texas coast since 1980, a Texas Parks and Wildlife science specialist said.
"We've had two shark bites this year, one last year, one in 2002 and one in 2000 in Galveston," said sheriff's Maj. Vic Maceo, beach patrol commander."Before that, we hadn't had a reported bite in at least 20 years."
The first shark bite in island waters this year occurred on Memorial Day weekend when a shark bit the leg of a 16-year-old wading off Pirates Beach.
Maceo speculated that the shark that bit Hailey was a black-tip shark about 3 feet long.
"She walked out of the water and approached a lifeguard. She never lost consciousness," Maceo said.
Beach patrol emergency medical technicians treated the bite and Hailey was taken to John Sealy Hospital.
Greg Whittaker, animal husbandry manager at Moody Gardens, said sharks bite about 50 people a year nationwide, killing fewer than two.
While the local attacks happened within days of each other, the number of bites is not out of the ordinary, he said.