a little e-mail currently circulating the surfing comunity

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  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White

    9:54am UK, Tuesday October 27, 2009
    Huw Borland, Sky News Online
    A giant shark that could be up to 20ft long has sent shockwaves across Australian beaches after a great white was nearly bitten in half.




    The great white after being savaged at sea (Pic: Courier Mail)
    A stunning picture shows a 10ft predator thrashing about with two massive chunks missing on either side of its body, off the Queensland coast.
    Experts said its rival may be 20ft (about six metres) long, judging by the size of the huge bites.
    I've heard about the big one lurking. Every surfer is always cautious over here.
    Surfer Ashton Smith
    The great white was savaged after it got snared on a drum line - a baited hook attached to a buoy - near North Stradbroke Island, east of Brisbane.
    The wounded creature was still alive when a crew hauled it onto a boat, close to Deadman's Beach.
    "It certainly opened up my eyes. I mean the shark that was caught is a substantial shark in itself," Queensland Fisheries' Jeff Krause told Australia's Daily Telegraph.
    Swimmers have been warned to stay out of the water near the island.
    The attack also worried many at a nearby tourist Mecca - Surfers Paradise, south of Brisbane.

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    Surfer Ashton Smith, 19, of the Gold Coast, told the Courier Mail: "I've heard about the big one lurking. Every surfer is always cautious over here."
    Drum lines and shark nets are used to defend swimmers from sea predators, but they have been criticised for occasionally trapping migrating whales.
    Fisheries minister Tim Mulherin told the Mail that the capture of the bitten shark - and the indication of a larger one feeding in the area - bolstered the decision to keep defences in place.
    He added there were no special plans to hunt the attacking shark but contractors had reset the drum lines.
     
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  3. Jaak

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    Can't wait to get back into the water!!:razz:
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    just to give you an indication, this shark is 10ft..

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    holy faaark!! thats a huge shark.....we have lots of big great whites here in EL but i dont think as big as that....i hope:whistling: les can you mail that to me if you can bud?
    are we surfing this weekend;)
     
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    is this real or another fake?
     
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    lucky sharks dont mistake surfers for seals :)
     
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    damn blast and dash, and I dived in Aus - scary stuff, still we get 6m sharks on our coast..... damn!
     
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    i got a video on here somewhere with a nice 3.5m zambezi, almost 4m
     
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    Just scary...
     
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    i got these pics in an email yesterday

    apparently it was caught recently at seal island in mossel bay...

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    can anybody verify this?
     
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    Sharks scare the c#$p out of me, but why the need for this killing???????????
     
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    couldn't agree more, sharks are endangered with all the finning etc. that goes on

    can't understand why someone would kill such a beautiful creature......
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    ya saw that e-mail aswell just couldent find it to post.. thanks.. a little closer to home and way more scary.. i wonder what they gonna find in its stomach during the autopsy?
     
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    yeah eish i'm sure that size shark could chomp down a fully grown seal in one go no problem hey?
     
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    Senseless to kill the shark, I do not like it too much, but on a lighter note, the first pic looks like something from the movie, "Monsters Incorporated" ...lol
     
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    It was me,i was diving and the shark wanted to catch a clown fish and I BIT it in half
     
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    and for you all that fear sharks, they have just found what it looks like that great whites are also pack hunters... they have been following large female with 5 males subordinates hunting of OZ coast
     
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    thats a highly suspect pic in my view, two perfectly symetrical bites the same size directly opposite each other?) and that oin a shark that was fighting a static line off a bouy? seems very unlikely
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    wouldent the shark be dead with 90% of its vital organs missing and sorry to be gory but wheres the blood?
     
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