WE’VE GOT A PANIC ON OUR HANDS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY!
There have been so many shark (and Portuguese Man O’ War) sightings and attacks over the past week that I’ve been putting this post off due to the staggering volume of accounts. So I see no another way to do this other than to just go by date.
A Daily Beast article about the presence of Great Whites off the coast of Cape Cod, which, yep, is straight out of the movie:
“Don’t swim in areas where there’s high concentrations of seals and sharks are likely to be spending their time.“
And even if you do somehow get bit, try not to take it personally.
“We know the sharks are not actively attacking or going after people because we just aren’t having the interactions we would have if that were the case,” he explains. “But the shark could make a mistake. It’s a wild animal. So don’t put yourself in a position where you could increase the probability of an interaction.”
“There’s no empirical evidence that sharks will adapt their diet to consume humans,” Skomal says, humor in his voice. “I think they could, possibly, if they would starve to death. But there’s no evidence they’d do that. You’re talking about an animal that has evolved over hundreds of millions of years in the ocean, and has become reliant on ocean prey. Can a shark adapt to feeding on humans because they see them as a readily available food source? No, I don’t believe so. I don’t think they’re hard-wired to do that.”
A-ha. A-haha. Yeah no, they’re just hanging out on East Coast beaches because of the seals, predictable weather and crystal clear blue water. Bullshit. They’re there because us fat Americans are meaty, juicy delicacies. Have you not eaten an Italian from Jersey before? Delicious!
MAN BITTEN BY SHARK WHILE TRYING TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SAME CRAZED SHARK:
Video. Beachgoers say they’re “terrified.” So am I, beachgoers. So am I.
A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was apparently attacked by a shark in the ocean off North Carolina’s Outer Banks Saturday, just 14 miles from the site of another suspected shark attack a day earlier, officials said.
The teen was swimming at a beach on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore near Waves at about 4 p.m. when he was apparently bitten by a shark and injured on his calf, buttocks and both hands, according to a statement from the National Park Service.