Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water - Part 4

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Shark Week X-Games, Live from Chatham, Massachusetts...

In honor of Shark Week:

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water

Let's Get Ready to RUMBLE!!!!

From ABC News (paraphasing a little for brevity) : "There's been a surge of shark sightings in the Northeast this summer and its been so bad that scientists are trying to determine why..."
"Scientists know that the sharks are coming here to feed on the areas exploding population of gray seals..."
Wait for it...


So now State and Local Officials downplay the relevence of GREAT WHITE SHARKS (keep in mind they are there because of all of the SEALS) and say, it's safe to go in the water! Reminds of a few quotes from Mayor Larry Vaughn in the movie Jaws:

"I don't think you appreciate the gut reaction people have to these things...Martin, It's all psychological. You yell 'Barracuda,' everybody says 'Huh? What?' You yell 'Shark,' we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July."

"Look fellas, let's be reasonable, huh? This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half-assed autopsy on a fish. And I am not going to stand here and see that thing cut open and see that little Kintner boy spill out all over the dock."

And lest we forget Larry in front of the media "I'm pleased and happy to repeat the news that we have in fact caught and killed a large predator that supposedly injured some bathers. But as you can see, it's a beautiful day, the beaches are opened, and people are having a wonderful time. Amity, as you know, means friendship."

Ooops, I digress!

We have an imbalance - WAY TOO MANY SEALS. So, now swims along their natural predator, GREAT WHITE SHARKS. I wonder how many it will take to bring some balance?

What is our non-scientific advice to you (read disclaimer at bottom of page)?

Stay away from the seals!

Don't try to feed 'em!

Be very, very careful when you're in the water!

If you see a GREAT WHITE SHARK Eviscerating a Seal, Please take VIDEO and plenty of Photos and send 'em here!

Oh, almost forgot, then give the GREAT WHITE SHARK a Big Round of Applause!


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