for those of you who have a deep love or interest for sharks. this group will give us the chance to meet others with shark interests and concerns. we can post messages or ask questions, and most importantly we can educate ourselves and take that "FIRST" m
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SHARKS! One must ask; what can we do to help save these magnificent creatures from the cruel practices of shark-finning, sport fishing, and pollution to their habitat? and then answer saying; everything in my power as a human being. please help me in taking a step forward for these beautiful and graceful creatures of the sea. please be a voice for them. there are many, many things that we, the beings with the power to help, can do for THE SHARKS of the world.
SHARKS ARE AMAZING!
A PICTURE OF A GREAT WHITES ANATOMY
PLEASE HELP PUT A BAN ON THE BRUTAL PRACTICE OF "SHARK FINNING"
YOU CAN SIGN A PETITION. ---GO TO THE DISCUSSIONS UNDER PLEASE SIGN PETITION, I WILL ADD WHEN I CAN, AND YOU CAN FEEL FREE TO ADD AS WELL
IN THIS PICTURE IT CLEARLY SHOW'S US HOW STUPID, UNCARING AND DISRESPECTFUL SOME PEOPLE ARE. "A SHARK LAY'S ON THE SEA-FLOOR, AFTER HAVING IT'S FIN'S SLICED OFF." THIS IS A SAD REALITY OF THE PERIL OUR SHARKS FACE!
IT'S UP TO US TO HELP THESE OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD AND MAGNIFICENT CREATURES. MY LOVE FOR SHARK'S BEGAN AS A CHILD, I GREW OVER THE YEARS, MET THE MAN OF MY DREAMS, HAD CHILDREN AND EDUCATED THEM ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SHARK PROTECTION MATTERS, MY LOVE FOR SHARKS RUBBED OFF ON THEM. MY LOVE OF SHARKS, SINCE THEN, GREW INCREDIBLY. PRESENTLY, I AM READING ALL I CAN AND EDUCATING MYSELF. MY ULTIMATE PLAN IS TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI'S ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE DEPT. (RSMAS) I WANT TO TAKE MARINE BIOLOGY, AND SPECIALIZE IN SHARK AND REEF PROTECTION.
I hope you enjoy your time here, feel free to add to the discussions. etc..
THE SHARK IS SUCH A MAGNIFICENT CREATION OF GOD, IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN PERIL UNLESS SOMETHING IS DONE. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY SIGNING ALL THE PETITIONS, JOINING ALL THE GROUPS AND HELPING IN ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN. EDUCATE YOUSELVES, YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN, BECAUSE WITHOUT THESE AMAZING ANIMALS, THE WHOLE OCEAN ECO-SYSTEM WILL SUFFER GREATLY.----PLEASE "HELP SAVE THE SHARK", BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
Did Jaws have a name?The mechanical shark in the 1975 hit movie Jaws was named Bruce.
Which Great White was the largest ever caught?
The largest Great White Shark ever caught measured 37 feet and weighed 24,000 pounds. It was found in a herring weir in New Brunswick in 1930. The harmless Whale Shark, holds the title of largest fish, with the record being a 59-footer captured in Thailand in 1919.
Can you ever let your guard down around a shark?
Certainly not -- Sharks can be dangerous even before they are born. Scientist Stewart Springer was bitten by a sand tiger shark embryo while he was examining its pregnant mother.
Are all sharks dangerous to people?
Of the 250-plus known species of shark in the world, only about 18 are known to be dangerous to man
Are there any examples of cryptozooligic 'success stories?'
There are several animals cited as examples for continuing cryptozoological efforts: The coelacanth, a "living fossil," was identified from a specimen found in a fishing net in 1938 off the coast of South Africa; Of an even older lineage than the coelacanth are the Graptolites, living representatives of which were first found in 1882, although the group had previously been presumed to have been extinct for 300 million years; The 1976 discovery of the previously unknown megamouth shark, discovered off Oahu, Hawaii, when it became entangled in a ship's anchor; and supporters have noted that many unfamiliar animals, when first reported, were considered hoaxes, delusions or misidentifications. The platypus, giant squid (and colossal squid), mountain gorilla, and komodo dragon are a few such creatures. DID YOU KNOW THAT MOST SHARK ATTACKS REPORTED ARE MINOR?
Most shark attacks are reported as just that.."shark attacks" whether or not they are minor or fatal. recent shark attacks have gone down in past year. the total number of attacks from 65 during 2004 to 58 in 2005 and fatalities from seven to four, said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File housed at UF's Florida Museum of Natural History.
In contrast, there were 78 shark attacks -- 11 of them fatal -- during 2000, the all-time high record year for attacks since statistics have been kept.
Despite the worldwide decline, the number of attacks in the United States rose slightly, from 30 in 2004 to 38 last year. But that is still much lower than the recorded high of 52 in 2000.
In addition to last year's 38 U.S. attacks, Burgess tracked 10 in Australia, four in South Africa and one each in the Bahamas, St. Martin, Mexico, Fiji, Vanuatu and South Korea.
SHARKS!! These Misunderstood creatures have a GREAT need for our protection. we must educate ourselves. You can join a SHARK-L mailing list and/or if you want to know more about these magnificent creatures you can start by visiting this web-site www.sharkmans-world.org perhaps you already know pleanty about sharks, or perhaps you want to know more. whatever the reason, this site will amaze you. it's owned by a very caring and dedicated man, Alex Buttigieg known to many as "THE SHARKMAN" this site has won the "Best personal site award" in 2001's MALTA WEB AWARDS