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    Sharks, man

    Anyone else feel like the dial has been turned up this summer on the sharks and shark content? I get that warmer water brings the baitfish in which brings the sharks in, which brings the idiots closer which brings the news stories in, but it does seem like there's a noticeable jump in shark encounters.

    Here's a big boy looking for a snack in Florida yesterday.

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2023/0...crpog-orig.cnn


    I subscribe to the theory that if you grab a spoonful of water and it tastes salty then there's probably shark around so maybe this is all just hype. Either way, if it brings us the Jaws prequel that focuses on Quint's origin story then I'm all in.

    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Here's a big boy looking for a snack in Florida yesterday. [/URL]

    I subscribe to the theory that if you grab a spoonful of water and it tastes salty then there's probably shark around so maybe this is all just hype. Either way, if it brings us the Jaws prequel that focuses on Quint's origin story then I'm all in.
    Looks like a hammerhead is chasing rays around.

    It's a Downstate thing too this year again, apparently the little great whites like the south shore of LI.
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    That's just great editing.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    I know it's also Orca hot girl summer but it appears they too have beef with the shark.

    https://www.livescience.com/2-orcas-...ng-them-to-rot
    I still call it The Jake.

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    The cape continues to ratchet it up, but the sighting increases are legit. Water temps and return of the seal population have led to growing shark encounters. When I see this
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    I donít get more than waist deep if I can help it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    I know it's also Orca hot girl summer but it appears they too have beef with the shark.

    https://www.livescience.com/2-orcas-...ng-them-to-rot
    Where were these Orca when my mom forced me eat liver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Satch View Post
    Where were these Orca when my mom forced me eat liver?
    Off getting the fava beans and Chianti?

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    Apparently, Spielberg said that when he first read the book he was rooting for the shark, because the human characters were so unlikeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    The cape continues to ratchet it up, but the sighting increases are legit. Water temps and return of the seal population have led to growing shark encounters. When I see this I don’t get more than waist deep if I can help it
    Also if you hear cello music...dun.....dun....dun...dun..dun
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    Perhaps it's the optimist in me, but perhaps it may also have to do with regulations and improvements in the fishing industry over the decades? Chinese shark fin a-holes excluded of course. It's taken a while, but perhaps we're now finally getting a solid bounce back in their populations. Whales are also seeing a nice resurgence, also thanks to the international community cracking down on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    Off getting the fava beans and Chianti?
    Lulz
    Good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Perhaps it's the optimist in me, but perhaps it may also have to do with regulations and improvements in the fishing industry over the decades? Chinese shark fin a-holes excluded of course. It's taken a while, but perhaps we're now finally getting a solid bounce back in their populations. Whales are also seeing a nice resurgence, also thanks to the international community cracking down on that.
    I would bet it's the opposite; sharks pushed to broader hunting areas because of scarcity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Also if you hear cello music...dun.....dun....dun...dun..dun
    They still use an airhorn to clear the beach, but that would be so much more effective

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    Apparently, Spielberg said that when he first read the book he was rooting for the shark, because the human characters were so unlikeable.
    Quint is absolutely likeable.

    Hooper was a snarky know it all and Sheriff Brody was incompetent.

    The girl who got eaten at the beginning seemed nice enough but a bit of a loose drunk.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Itís Chief Brody, come on man.
    crab in my shoe mouth

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    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    It’s Chief Brody, come on man.
    Good catch.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Hooper drives the boat, Chief.
    crab in my shoe mouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Which came first, Fonzie or Jaws 2? Who stole the idea from who?

    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Hooper drives the boat, Chief.
    "Cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water. Our shark."
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Yes but "were going to need a bigger boat"

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    "What are you? Some kind of half-assed astronaut?"





    Love me some salsa shark. I still do it.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Ha Jimmy. I all but forgot about that.
    Sparked my memory of this.

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    Apparently the sharks tastes have gone upmarket with 4 bites in the Hamptons last weekend.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/us/ras...nd-2023-07-05/
    I still call it The Jake.

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