Hawaii attack survivor tells tale of finicky shark
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AP - A surfer who put his fingers into the mouth of a shark to pry himself free during an attack believes the fish took no further interest in him because it didn't like the taste of his leg.
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"It is the rule in war, if our forces are ten to the enemy's one, to surround him; if five to one, to attack him; if twice as numerous, to divide our army into two." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
There is a new study that says Sharks behave in the same way that human serial killers operate with their victims: stalking, lurking in the background, waiting til they are alone, etc. Of course the difference is the Shark does this for food and not 'entertainment'.
I do not think I would go swimming with sharks in the area. I do not understand people who go swimming in areas where there are sharks. Granted a shark only attacks when hungry but who knows the last time they ate.
Well recently people have come to understand that sharks can attack nearly anywhere there is saltwater. It was previously thought they only attacked in warmer waters but that is simply not true.
I think you have to take in mind we are depleting their food source then thrusting our bodies into their habitat. Our swimming methods are awkward and many times could be misinterpreted as a struggling body.
It is no surprise to me that more people are being attacked. Soon they will get a taste for humans like their taste for fish. Not to be un feeling or mean but I don't think they will go hungry if they change their tastes to humans. We are a readily undepleted food source that is easily eaten. :-/
Edited: Oliron on 22nd Aug, 2010 - 5:21am