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    "Shark Week"

    Anybody watching it?
    Shark Week on the Discovery channel. Some great footage with new never seen footage. All week long check it out.
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    Are they going to show "Sharknado"

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    I love Shark week, but the Megalodon show was as fake as it gets. I think Discovery is starting to jump the shark (pun intended).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    I love Shark week, but the Megalodon show was as fake as it gets. I think Discovery is starting to jump the shark (pun intended).
    I didn't see it but when I saw that they were showing it I was thinking they have in fact "jumped the shark." Evidently it was one of those shows that try to sound and look like a real documentary but are obviously fake.

    I'll be looking for some of the real shows though. There should be some good ones coming up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    I love Shark week, but the Megalodon show was as fake as it gets. I think Discovery is starting to jump the shark (pun intended).
    I saw that title on the TV guide and thought it was SyFy before I looked at the channel and realized it was Discovery.

    I haven't watched Discovery in a long time, but I thought this commercial was great.

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    ^ I love that vid! I crack up every time.
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    Yep, I've been watching it. The Great Whites at the Cape were really neat to watch! I've caught Shortfin Mako sharks which look like skinny, streamlined Great Whites. They are fast enough to catch a tuna and they leap into the air like a Marlin while you've got them hooked up. It's spectacular!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    I didn't see it but when I saw that they were showing it I was thinking they have in fact "jumped the shark." Evidently it was one of those shows that try to sound and look like a real documentary but are obviously fake.

    I'll be looking for some of the real shows though. There should be some good ones coming up.
    The only good part was when they made "chum cannons" to chum for Megalodon, it was funny. The CGI department for the "documentary" really blew it too.. haha.. There have been a couple good shows so far. It only gets better as the week goes on!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    The only good part was when they made "chum cannons" to chum for Megalodon, it was funny. The CGI department for the "documentary" really blew it too.. haha.. There have been a couple good shows so far. It only gets better as the week goes on!!
    Funny thing is that I actually looked in the schedule to see when it was on again because my curiosity was piqued. Its on this Saturday so I'll check it out. Sometimes things can be so bad its good, i.e. Sharknado. Frankly I'm surprised its not on this week!

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    I didn't see the Megalodon show but come on give em a break. Megalodon is extinct so they have to recreate what it would have been. But then again I didn't see it. All the other show's,are real and real impressive IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I didn't see the Megalodon show but come on give em a break. Megalodon is extinct so they have to recreate what it would have been. But then again I didn't see it. All the other show's,are real and real impressive IMO.
    The theme of the show was that Megalodon lives today, lol. They present "evidence" to back up their claims. But the real docs are outstanding though, love 'em.

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    Watching "Spawn of Jaws" right now... They're trying to catch a shark that's bigger than the boat they're on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post
    Watching "Spawn of Jaws" right now... They're trying to catch a shark that's bigger than the boat they're on!
    Sound's familiar, this scene from the original 1975 JAWS movie. "You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat"

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    Shark week is bringin the suck, they have "jumped the shark".

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    "Shark Week"

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    Shark Week Kaapowwww!

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    Dead Shark Found On NY Subway Train

    NEW YORK August 7, 2013 (AP)

    New York City's transit authority says a conductor found a small dead shark aboard a subway train in Queens on Wednesday.

    The conductor asked passengers to leave the car and closed it off. The train continued to the end of the line, and then a supervisor placed the shark in a garbage bag and put it in the trash.

    Photos on the blog Gothamist depict the shark on the subway. It appears to be about 4 feet long, has a cigarette in its mouth with a fare card and Red Bull can nearby.

    Transit officials say they were aware of the photos but are making no effort to find the person who posted them. The transit authority says it has "better things to do."
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    "Shark Week"

    I've seen some of this year's programming. So far, the best thing about 2013 shark week has been the snuffy the seal promo

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious


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    Dead Shark Found On NY Subway Train[/B]

    NEW YORK August 7, 2013 (AP)

    New York City's transit authority says a conductor found a small dead shark aboard a subway train in Queens on Wednesday.

    The conductor asked passengers to leave the car and closed it off. The train continued to the end of the line, and then a supervisor placed the shark in a garbage bag and put it in the trash.

    Photos on the blog Gothamist depict the shark on the subway. It appears to be about 4 feet long, has a cigarette in its mouth with a fare card and Red Bull can nearby.

    Transit officials say they were aware of the photos but are
    making no effort to find the person who posted them. The
    transit authority says it has "better things to do."




    Sound's like the card shark that has gave security the slip in Atalantic City and last month in Vegas. He obviously was on the run and met his fate in the subway of N.Y.
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    Who doesnt love shark attack season, im addicted to hearing of the latest attack in summer, where its at, whether it was whaler (bull) or white, man i live for people getting attacked on our coastline.... lol..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Sound's like the card shark that has gave security the slip in Atalantic City and last month in Vegas. He obviously was on the run and met his fate in the subway of N.Y.
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    Did anyone watch last nights's episode on serial killer sharks. There are some scientists that have evidence that points towards some sharks particularly Great Whites having serial killer behavior just like human serial killers. One beach in California had an attack in 08' & 2010' & 2012' and they think it was the same Great White returning every other year to attack humans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Did anyone watch last nights's episode on serial killer sharks. There are some scientists that have evidence that points towards some sharks particularly Great Whites having serial killer behavior just like human serial killers. One beach in California had an attack in 08' & 2010' & 2012' and they think it was the same Great White returning every other year to attack humans.
    Where's that beach? Should be pretty safe this year!
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    i'm still waiting for shart-week
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    One beach in California had an attack in 08' & 2010' & 2012' and they think it was the same Great White returning every other year to attack humans.
    Discovery is sensationalizing, more likely the sharks are returning to an area where past experience has shown the hunting to be easy and the prey plentiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    i'm still waiting for shart-week
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Discovery is sensationalizing, more likely the sharks are returning to an area where past experience has shown the hunting to be easy and the prey plentiful.
    Hey I agree learned behavior and easy pickings will bring them back for more. It's pretty interesting what is being theorized about reoccurring events by the same shark. Although that's where they
    haven't proved is, that it is the same shark. The
    beach with the 3 attacks 2 years apart is called
    "Surf Beach" in Santa Barbara. And as stated this
    year is an off year so frolicking in the surf you
    should be fine. Here is a link to the Serial Killer
    Shark theory. Is There A Serial Killer Shark? Shark Expert Jeff Kurr Investigates The Great White Murder Mystery [VIDEO] : Latin Times
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    And as stated this year is an off year so frolicking in the surf you should be fine.
    I haven't frolicked in the surf since seeing Jaws back in the 70s.

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    "Shark Week"

    I grew up swimming in the tidal creeks and around the barrier islands near Charleston, SC. We would only be in the water when the dolphins were near. When they left, that usually meant the big sharks were near. That was time to climb back in the boat or swim to shore.
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    I've spent many day's in the waters off Southern California and Mexico. It's eerie feeling hanging on to a surfboard or boogie board waiting 10-15 minutes in between wave sets. Especially knowing those waters have Great Whites. A surfer was attacked and killed a couple years ago off,Solana Beach in North San Diego by a Great White. Just a few miles up from the beaches I frequented. And just a mile from where my brother surfes every day. Scary stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I've spent many day's in the waters off Southern California and Mexico. It's eerie feeling hanging on to a surfboard or boogie board waiting 10-15 minutes in between wave sets. Especially knowing those waters have Great Whites. A surfer was attacked and killed a couple years ago off,Solana Beach in North San Diego by a Great White. Just a few miles up from the beaches I frequented. And just a mile from where my brother surfes every day. Scary stuff!
    At least you ain't in the Red Triangle. My local beach is smack dab in the middle of the coast, which makes up one side of the triangle, and there are shark sightings every so often. Usually sharks won't actually attack anyone, but a couple months ago a Great White bit a chunk out of a kayak that was fishing close to shore. Probably scared the $hit out of the kayaker, but he wasn't hurt. The best thing to do is to look at the numbers, realize you're likely not in danger, and go out and have fun! And if you do get attacked by a shark, make sure and buy yourself a few lotto tickets on your way home from the hospital.
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    Anyone here ever seen a Great White shark in person? I have at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA but never in the wild. I have seen many other types in the wild though including Shortfin Makos, Threshers, Spiny Dogfish, Smooth hounds, Swell sharks, Horned sharks, Angel sharks (more like a ray with teeth), Seven Gilled sharks, Basking sharks (MASSIVE size!), Blue sharks, and Hammerheads. Hammerheads are about the most majestic looking in the water that I have seen.

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    I want to see a great white while scuba diving. So far I have only seen a bunch of leopard shafts and an 8 to 10 foot tiger. The tiger shark almost made me piss my dry suit.

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    I have seen sharks while scuba diving in Portugal and Guam. I am not sure what kind they were because I got the hell out of there as fast as I could. I remember being so terrified of making eye contact so I swam away with my eyes closed... Sharks are the #1 animal I fear. I haven't been in the ocean for years. I agree with SpinDirt,.. I like my water salt free too.
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    Yes Shark Week is upon us again. Pretty good stuff check it out on the Discovery Channel as we speak.
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    The shark of darkness wrath of submarine is one of their latest fakes. Too bad they make stuff up for ratings, the real stuff is good enough IMO
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    I don't like the trend of slipping these fake documentaries into Shark week. But when you consider that about 90% of Discovery's programming is now low budget reality shows I guess it follows that they'll do the same to Shark Week. Like Meat said, real shark stuff is interesting enough as it is.
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    Ahh there's still plenty of real shark expeditions that are finding out new behavior and species in Shark Week. Sorry still a fan of the real stuff.
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    Big fan of the actual shark docs! Sharks are cool, after all.
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    Some good stuff now as we speak. Discovery channel...now.
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    Shark Week is the real deal this year. Check it out now on Discovery.

    Last years shows were a mix of real and embellished BS. But not this year they went back to all the real expeditions and storys. Right now they're going threw some gruesome real shark attacks.
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    Always get into shark week. Gonna do a marathon using on demand. What do you think was the best episode so far?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
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    If google was a guy he'd have slapped me upside the head for thinking that show was fact based

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    If google was a guy he'd have slapped me upside the head for thinking that show was fact based
    Hey it has its moments.
    There are several shows crammed into a week. Most are fact based with a few embellished story lines to keep the youngsters interested. And even with the real fact based shows they ruin it by coming up with SciFi names to generate more viewing. Its definitely not like years past where everything was fact based.
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    The fiction during shark week mainly bothers me because they chop up and manipulate interviews with actual researchers to support the crap in the shows. I imagine it's frustrating to spend your life trying to do real research, and then suddenly you're known as the guy searching for the voodoo shark.
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    Shark Week is almost upon us on the Discovery channel. Starting on July 6th. From the previews it looks like they're returning to their original roots. Real shark encounters instead of last years made up crap. I'm looking forward to what's in store for this season.
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    The commercials aren't nearly as good as those Snuffy ads from last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    The commercials aren't nearly as good as those Snuffy ads from last year.
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    Those were awesome commercials. I'm sure some soccer mom complaints came in crying about how gruesome and gory they were.
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    Tonight's the first episode of 2015 Shark Week on the Discovery channel.

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    Anybody watching it this year?

    Last night was the first night and it was pretty good. If they keep up the pace it'll kick last years ass. Looks like more real expeditions and facts rather than a mix of the the SciFi crap of last year.

    Tonight's the second night of Shark Week 2015, check it out on the Discovery channel.

    Last nights show >>
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    Dude, you promote Shark Week ALMOST as much as I promote Lana around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Dude, you promote Shark Week ALMOST as much as I promote Lana around here.
    Yup!
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    I once hooked, and then landed, a 6'+ Shortfin Mako Shark that weighted 150-175 pounds. It became many a fine dinner during the following weeks afterward.

    I've caught Blues, Shortfin Makos, Threshers, Spiny Dogfish, Smoothhound sharks, Six Gilled sharks, and one Angel Shark (very rare). I encountered a 25 foot Basking Shark, too as well as several 10'-12' Greater Hammerheads. Never seen a Great White, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I once hooked, and then landed, a 6'+ Shortfin Mako Shark that weighted 150-175 pounds. It became many a fine dinner during the following weeks afterward.

    I've caught Blues, Shortfin Makos, Threshers, Spiny Dogfish, Smoothhound sharks, Six Gilled sharks, and one Angel Shark (very rare). I encountered a 25 foot Basking Shark, too as well as several 10'-12' Greater Hammerheads. Never seen a Great White, though.
    I've seen a juvenile Great White off of Point Loma lighthouse / San Diego. The juveniles are already 6 to 7' long and unmistakable as a Great White. I saw it when I was riding my standup jet ski and he was right below me. Talk about a full wetsuit, I filled it that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I've seen a juvenile Great White off of Point Loma lighthouse / San Diego. The juveniles are already 6 to 7' long and unmistakable as a Great White. I saw it when I was riding my standup jet ski and he was right below me. Talk about a full wetsuit, I filled it that day.
    We used to pee in our wetsuits in the Winter to "keep warm".

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    I try to make it to one or 2 shark tournaments in my area each year. it's amazing what gets pulled out of the water in a day or 2. If there's tournaments in your area you should check em out.
    Yeah, this years shark week is not weak, so far it's pretty good.
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    Shark week photo contribution.

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    Shark fishing is fun!
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    Is this a trailer for the new Sharknado movie?


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    Shark Week has become a joke, but I still watch it because its fascinating. I just don't listen to the commentaries. Guys screaming how its the largest great white ever caught on film or the biggest tagged when all of it is just BS. They just throw out measurements off the top of their heads. "Thats a 20 footer!" BS.

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    "The one shark Discovery always leave out..."

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    It's that time of year again...

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    &quot;Shark Week&quot;-13255949_1105174269521361_3616921590255141479_n.jpg
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    Well it didn't attack so I'll post this here. The front page of the paper had a much better pic of the shark breaching with the surfer on the wave.

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    Shark Week 2016 starts tonight: It's on right now on the Discovery Channel. All new..tune In all week for new footage.
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    Speaking of sharks, I just saw that new movie, The Shallows. It was pretty good, not a ripoff of Jaws.

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    Last nights Shark Week was pretty good. I'm glad to see they are back on track with more scientific study's rather than hyped up BS they did two seasons ago.

    Tune in to the Discovery Channel for new ones and repeats of this seasons shows.
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    Boring

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    Hey hey! A great opportunity to be a part of something big and meaningful! SHARKWATER: EXTINCTION is a thrilling and inspiring documentary adventure to save the world’s greatest predator – the shark.


    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ter-extinction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Boring
    Not at all if you find sharks intriguing, as most humans do.


    Thanks Licious, maybe worth putting up some money for.
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    Some good stuff this season.
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    If you've seen one shark.......BORING

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    If you've seen one shark.......BORING
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    I understand it is hard to stay with it. Although I'm still intrigued for 15 minute increments.
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    I guess the Phelps racing a shark kerfuffle is over then? LoL

    I started skipping Shark Week when Discovery started to go overboard in their promotions for very little good content.

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