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TPC Exclusive! After Deepwater Horizon Fire, Were Sharks Feeding on Bodies?

Environment  (tags: Deepwater Horizon, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, destruction, ecosystems, environment, healthconditions, habitat, humans, nature, oceans )

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Video of sharks feeding on the bodies of some of the victims of the Deepwater Horizon disaster...that was never released to the public and the families were never informed of the ghastly probability.


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Carole Sarcinello (338)
Monday September 20, 2010, 6:57 pm


If those were truly sharks feeding on bodies, I'm glad they didn't get any closer!

Wasn't there any investigation?

Mehdi H (27)
Monday September 20, 2010, 7:07 pm
noted. thanks

Terry King (113)
Monday September 20, 2010, 7:10 pm
That is so wrong on so many levels!

Past Member (0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 7:26 pm
Noted, thanks

Monday September 20, 2010, 7:41 pm
Well, we are the intruders in their world...

Ralph R Sutton (56)
Monday September 20, 2010, 8:11 pm
So are we suppose to blame the sharks for doing what come natural to them? They didn't kill those people, BP did!!!!

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Monday September 20, 2010, 8:17 pm

Let me just clarify something about my first comment. No way would I blame the sharks for following their natural instincts and going after the scent of blood.

I think what bothered me was the way this person is sensationalizing this "iffy" piece of video. (I can understand why it wasn't snatched up by tabloids . . . and I am glad that if it were proved to be what it insinuates, I (and the families) didn't have to watch it.)

Michael Carney (217)
Monday September 20, 2010, 8:34 pm
Well, to quote Hooper, in the movie Jaws, "All Sharks, do is swim around, and Eat, and make Baby Sharks"...If this truly happened I feel terrible for those poor guys...A horrible situation...

L X (529)
Monday September 20, 2010, 9:06 pm
If you read the article:

Sounds like business as usual at a huge corporation; so these reports of falsified BP personnel training documents, with insufficient safety equipment, no safety information in Spanish provided to Hispanics, and no required medical exams, no written reports of oiled wildlife, abrupt pay cuts and unequal treatment, and the various other illegalities, are most likely all true. Many corporations do absolutely anything they can get away with, and things like this go on all the time until somebody gets caught red-handed.

As for the certainly would make sense that they would be looking for any form of easy lunch, but I really don't want to see the footage. Besides--anybody can see that the biggest sharks in these events are at the top of the BP food chain.

William K (308)
Monday September 20, 2010, 9:08 pm
I am going to dissent, and suggest that those were not sharks feeding on bodies. I watched the video, and saw lots of fish jumping out of the water. It was likely that there may have been some large predators, which could include sharks but also dolphins and sailfish, that may have been concentrating a school of prey fish. I saw absolutely nothing there in the video to suggest that there were sharks there, or that they were feeding on bodies if there were.

I'm just not convinced by this video clip, if this is all the evidence that there is.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday September 20, 2010, 9:26 pm
I agree with William, I saw no blood, no floating tissue.
I think it might have been gases from the the ocean floor from all that oil flooding out of the deep ground so suddenly so fast. Just my opinion

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday September 20, 2010, 9:27 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Michelle because you have done so within the last week.

Lydia S (155)
Monday September 20, 2010, 9:38 pm
wow, noted. ty

Michelle Matthews (287)
Monday September 20, 2010, 9:52 pm
Ralph Sutton, of course we wouldn't blame the sharks for doing what comes naturally to them. The real criminals here are BP and their partners.

Michelle Matthews (287)
Monday September 20, 2010, 9:59 pm
I would also like to remind everyone that there is no statement in this piece that makes an unqualified assertion that sharks are eating the bodies. The title itself is even a question. I think the point Laffy was making is that this video has been suppressed for obvious reasons. Although, if true, it is very hard to watch this video, so are many of the videos we see of animal cruelty as well as man's inhumanity to man, but, were we not to see them would we have the knowledge to take action?

Michelle Matthews (287)
Monday September 20, 2010, 10:04 pm
One more comment guys; what outrages me more than the possibility of sharks doing what sharks do, is the deception BP and its affiliates participated in during the entire clean up operation. False safety certification, suppression of information, disregard for safety workers' safety, and the list goes on. They just never seem to learn that cutting corners is, not only far from cost effective, but actually extremely costly in monetary and human terms.

Chien Chao (105)
Monday September 20, 2010, 10:29 pm
thank you!

Ness F (211)
Monday September 20, 2010, 11:53 pm
Noted with Thanks

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 12:06 am
Thanks Michelle.

Charmaine C (177)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 3:16 am
Dear Michelle, please accept my apologies for siding with the dissenters on this occasion, who call this footage into question. I find the article sensationalist in nature and not helpful in any way to those people who have lost loved ones in this catastrophic tragedy. I found no merit in the comment content either and crude language and aggressive posturing from other posters in defence of the author, held sway. The one voice who did asked for better proof/information was finally bullied into making an apology. Any information given or taken on the internet must always be accompanied by a caveat and dissenting voices should not be shouted into silence.

Michelle Matthews (287)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 5:14 am
Charmaine C. Point taken. I was more concerned with the events other than the so-called shark activity to be honest with you.

Amanda B (10)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 5:29 am
WOAH! Time out!!!

There is one thing missing here, not whether or not can be seen here is sharks feeding on bodies, who is responsible for what, who is arguing with who, has anybody in any of these posts included on here and on the original site given one second of thought to the families of the people who were killed having to see this all over the net?!!

Families of soldiers and vicitms of accidents are sometimes not given every gory detail to protect them from more anguish than they are already going through, it isn't always an ulterior motive to cover somebody elses ass, it is sometimes a pure and simple act of decency to protect from further heartache. Now these IDIOTS having a slanging match on the original site are bad enough, but here?

Common, I use these network because people care, think past the blog and your own opinion, the families have suffered enough, don't become involved in making this into what comes down too macabre rubbernecking by internet!

Robert Champagne (10)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 5:39 am
Just Carole, William Kirkham, are you aware of how much BP paid the media to hide the facts including Google? These negative responses are exactly why we have so few whistleblowers. Not only are their employer and the government against them, common people doubt and discredit their information even before they are given the opportunity to provide supporting information. I have no idea if the information is accurate however, the fact of the matter is; the video is real and withheld and something was swimming around. This informant indicated he has collaborating documentation therefore, are we so closed minded we are unable to withhold our negative comments until additional information is provided. After all, we are here seeking the truth and are willing to take action.

Michelle Mathews, are correct and added style where my comment lacked.

P A (117)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 5:57 am
Cuts in safety to save money always cost more - but this never seems to stop them doing it!

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 6:09 am
Robert, when someone views a 1:44 min. video clip that (in only the last few seconds) insinuates that a bubbling surface could possibly be a shark feeding frenzy of the deceased bodies, and then expresses doubt, but also states that they are glad that the cameras were not close enough ot prove it (out of respect for the families) . . . how on earth do you take that as being naive???
What WOULD be naive would be to believe it, based on weak evidence!
Am I aware of the duplicity of corporations and government?  I own a group here called END Corporate Control!  And, for further information about my feelings about the way this disaster was handled/mishandled, I invite you to see my own news submitted: 
Requiem for the Gulf
as well as my other past news.
As for you, from looking at your profile, I notice that you've been here since February 2010, and that your one-liner is "piece of mind." 
(I can only imagine what that means.)

Tuesday September 21, 2010, 6:11 am
This should never have become a news story. These victims have families that don't need to know this. It could be very upsetting.
My mother lay dead in her home for 10 hours on a hot day and parts of her face were eaten away by ants....that is a reality I had a hard time dealing with and an image that will always be burned into my memory.
This article is just adding to the sensationalism, no doubt, hoped for by the person releasing the video.
shame shame shame....
I wouldn't perpetuate a story like this.

Robert Champagne (10)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 6:52 am
Marilyn D., your profile contains quite a few antis. With that in mind, how are you to discover the truth? As other have already explained “Michelle Matthews” without information how can their be opposition. Reality is sometimes horrific and hard to absorb. However, if we take your approach we will limit ourselves to filtered information and that is exactly what escalates and extends horrific deeds in the first place. If you are mentally unable to process horrific events then maybe you require help or are just to sensitive to comprehend these horrendous events. This is your decision however, this is a site of discovery enabling us to take action not to perpetuate the filtering of information. If my understanding of this sites purpose is incorrect then by all means correct me.

Robert Champagne (10)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 7:33 am
Just Carole, if the video was the only information I may agree with you. However the video is attached to the article that states there is more information to certify the video. I never said I believed the story nor did I discredit it based on nothing nor on how it may effect the viewers. The majority of Christians have open casket viewings where the undertaker applies his magic to make the body presentably for the viewers. With that said, how is anything more horrific than dressing up, applying makeup, etc to a corpse for the viewing of others.

You and other have taken this way out of proportion. Your last statement puzzles me. If you are implying my interest in humanity started on that date you are mistaken. I woke up to the horrific things man is capable of at a young age of fifteen when I started protesting the Vietnam war. Therefore it the site of death and rotting flesh effects you that much don't look. However, do not criticize others who are willing to look and report on the events. Nothing that happen on earth comes close to the cruelty that takes place during a war. And because the cruelty is sanitize for us, the majority sits on their asses and allow these wars for resources to continue.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 7:38 am

Thank you for the lecture, Robert.

"Your last statement puzzles me. If you are implying my interest in humanity started on that date you are mistaken."

That, statement, Robert, was because "Piece of mind" could mean that you intend to give others a piece of yours . . . or, it could mean that you only have a piece of your mind . . . or that you do not understand that the word should be spelled "peace."

Hazel Neely (62)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 7:59 am
I agree with EEEEWWWWW

Brian Drake (11)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 8:02 am
C'mon! Someone invent or at least invest in green energy! Make oil go the way of the stagecoach!

Robert Champagne (10)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 8:13 am
Just Carole, you are correct in assuming “"Piece of mind" could mean that you intend to give others a piece of yours . . . or, it could mean that you only have a piece of your mind”. I am here to debate the facts not opinions and I suffered a brain injury. If you feel I lectured you sorry, why not debate the subject rather than deriving at a conclusion before the facts are known. As I stated, if this is too difficult for you then abstain for the topic otherwise do not hinder other for discussion this further.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 8:24 am

I already stated my opinion; and I only explained my last comment because YOU questioned it. While the blog did mention other things, the title (teaser) for this story is: "TPC Exclusive! After Deepwater Horizon Fire, Were Sharks Feeding on Bodies?" and, as such, the video was the attraction to reading it.

I am not participating any further in this circular battle of words with you because I have no further interest in the subject. You, on the other hand, are the one disrupting intelligent conversation by challenging anyone who states an objection to the validity, or reasoning, behind even posting it, and then insulting their intent by insinuating naivete, reality avoidance, etc.

That's enough. Thanks for posting the article, Michelle (and I hope YOU understand what I meant).

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 8:55 am

OOPS, almost forgot:

Happy International Day of Peace (or "piece," for you, Robert)!

Robert Champagne (10)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 9:08 am
Just Carole, I like to debate the facts and have very little use for opinions unless they are fact based. In your over opinionated view unless one agrees with your thoughts then there is no need for further discussion. I pointed out the fact that this topic may be too gory for some and obviously you fit the description. Your verbiage only stated you personal feeling and nothing else except to attempt in discrediting me. Sometimes reasoning and intellect is not enough to reach everyone and in those cases all we can do is move on. If anything I stated is incorrect please provide feedback otherwise your option to abstain from further comments on this topic is probably the correct choice.

JustaHuman Here (53)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 10:17 am
All I see on this video is moving water.

Sanja T (154)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 10:22 am

Patricia C (96)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 11:09 am
"I have a video of sharks feeding on the bodies of some of the victims of the Deepwater Horizon disaster…that was never released to the public and the families were never informed of the ghastly probability." Good grief, thank goodness for THAT. YouTube is pretty darn "public", but luckily I see nothing in the video that indicates sharks feeding on bodies.


Tamila mendoza (177)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 1:55 pm

Leanne B (46)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 2:00 pm

Dennis Cooney (11)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 3:32 pm
Well, this is the first that I have seen from what must be a bored author. It has not come up simply because no one thught of the obvious. Human being remains in the ocean and dead would definately draw sharks. During World War II there were stories of sharks feeding on bodies after major invasions from sea to shore. Of course sharks were in the area, they are predators aftter all. Now that we have beaten ths story to death, maybe we can discuss something positive. Sonds like a plan to me!!
Dennis C. Cooney, USN Retired, Vietnam Veteran, 3 tours

Amanda B (10)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 4:35 pm
Dennis, I'm with you on this, World Peace Day anybody?

Tuesday September 21, 2010, 5:43 pm
Happy World Peace Day....if only there was peace on earth....

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 5:54 pm
Noted , thanks !

Patricia Myers (73)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 6:08 pm

Monique P (236)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 6:22 pm
Robert, I find your comment to marilyn very inappropriate. She spoke about a very important and painful event of her life and you have not to do her "therapy" (if she needs it). Then I think too that it doesn't change anything if the bodies were eaten or not, and I agree that it's a rather unuseful information and might be harmful for the reasons Marilyn indicates.
well if some have interest in it, it's their right.
But anyway, i think that if anybody may dissent, we may dissent from the opinions, not to attack the persons. I don't like that.

pj d (57)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 6:58 pm
Well I don't know if they where sharks feeding on bodies or not but I DO know that there wouldn't be much blood from a dead body. I didn't see any notable shark fins either. The only thing I could tell for sure is that the guy who shot the video was a local judging from his accent so he probably has a better idea of what it was than someone from Manhatten. The thing that bothered me most was how the article discribed the multitude of safety violations that can be proven and varified and the fact that this country is letting BP get away it!

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 7:48 pm
Thank you Michelle, noted...

l dueker (176)
Wednesday September 22, 2010, 10:15 am
Sharks have to eat too!
Thanks to BP they had a whole all you can eat buffet! Lol

Thursday September 23, 2010, 3:01 am
I'm sorry, but I too am hoping SO strongly that the poor families of these people have not seen this on the Internet. it would be so horrible for them. It would be bad enough to have lost your love ones, without thinking of the possibility of sharks eating their bodies. I would not and could not watch the video, but my prayer is that SOMEHOW those grieving relative friends and relatives will have missed this. I always shudder for people who have just lost a son or a daughter in a car crash and there, large as life, on the television news, that very night, there is a graphic picture of the loved one who has just died. It must be unbearable. How can the oil companies be thinking of drilling more wells, when this sort of disaster COULD happen again!

Michela M (3964)
Thursday September 23, 2010, 4:00 pm
Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela
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