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(10-27-2009, 04:35 AM)

A 'MONSTER' great white shark measuring up to 6 metres long is prowling a popular beach after biting another great white almost in half.

Swimmers were warned to stay out of the water off Stradbroke Island after the shark mauled another smaller great white which had been hooked on a baited drum line.

The 3m great white was almost bitten in half.

The fictional shark at the centre of the Steven Spielberg blockbuster Jaws was estimated to be more than 1.5 metres longer.

'It certainly opened up my eyes. I mean the shark that was caught is a substantial shark in itself,' says Jeff Krause of Queensland Fisheries.


The great white, the most dangerous creature in the sea, was still alive when hauled onto a boat near Deadman's Beach off north Stradbroke island.

News of the shocking attack on the smaller shark has sent jitters along the Queensland coast from Stradbroke Island, near Brisbane, to the Sunshine Coast further north down to the tourist mecca of Surfers Paradise, south of Brisbane.

'Whatever attacked and took chunks out of this big shark must be massive,' said 19-year-old surfer Ashton Smith. 'I've heard about the big one that's lurking out there somewhere.

'We're all being very, very cautious.'

Mr John Gooding, who operates a charter fishing boat, said sharks were everywhere, although there appeared to be no specific reason for an increase in the number.

'Some days you struggle to get a fish on to the boat before the sharks take them,' he told the Courier Mail newspaper.

Many of the popular beaches in Queensland are protected by nets and what are known as drumlines - a series of baited hooks that hang from buoys placed in a line about 500 yards from beaches.

Since the net and drumline programme was introduced in Queensland there has been only one fatal attack on a protected beach.

The relatively recent attack occurred when 21-year-old student Sarah Whiley was killed off Stradbroke Island three years ago.

The Queensland State Government has been under pressure in recent weeks to scale down the shark net and drumline programme because environmentalists say that whales and other big fish are becoming trapped in the nets.

But Fisheries Minister Tim Mulherin said the capture of the badly injured 3.5m shark - and the indication of a much larger one being in the area - showed the necessity to keep the nets and drumlines in place.

Darren Kindleysides, director of the Australian Marine Conservation Society, said the nets were working but at huge cost to whales, dolphins and turtles.

And Vic Hislop, an internationally-recognised authority on sharks, also believes the nets should be removed and other methods explored to scare away the predators.

Picture in the link, has blood

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1225791557651
Door2Dawn
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(10-27-2009, 04:36 AM)
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Did you think that maybe it was another larger Great White?
YYZ
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(10-27-2009, 04:37 AM)
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someone's gonna do it


UraMallas
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(10-27-2009, 04:37 AM)
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This story seems a bit fishy to me.
HomerSimpson-Man
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(10-27-2009, 04:38 AM)
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Holy crap @ the picture!

The poor bastard was still alive after that?!
Escape Goat
(10-27-2009, 04:39 AM)
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bigger boat blah blah
DeathbyVolcano
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(10-27-2009, 04:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by HomerSimpson-Man

Holy crap @ the picture!

:-|

edit: whoops, I thought you were referring to the jaws one
DY_nasty
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(10-27-2009, 04:40 AM)
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Picture is crazy.
nib95
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(10-27-2009, 04:41 AM)
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If a 6m beast is out there, I want to see it!
Ignis Fatuus
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(10-27-2009, 04:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by HomerSimpson-Man

Holy crap @ the picture!

The poor bastard was still alive after that?!

Shows how strong those things are.
Jtwo
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(10-27-2009, 04:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by BrandNew

:-|

edit: whoops, I thought you were referring to the jaws one

http://resources1.news.com.au/images...ites-shark.jpg

edit: whoops, didn't see your edit.
∀ Narayan
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(10-27-2009, 04:42 AM)
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Holy motherfuck!
wiid
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(10-27-2009, 04:43 AM)
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holy shit
gnarkill bill
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(10-27-2009, 04:43 AM)
holy shark
lordfroakie
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(10-27-2009, 04:44 AM)
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Jaws strikes back!
Spike Spiegel
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(10-27-2009, 04:44 AM)
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I don't know which is more incredible, that a 6m shark is out there preying on its own kind or that the smaller shark is still alive (for a short while anyway) after having been bitten in half. Nature is scary!
Kettch
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(10-27-2009, 04:44 AM)
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Deadman's Beach

How are you gonna attract vacationers to get eaten with a name like that. These places know how to do it:

Sunshine Coast

Surfers Paradise

Door2Dawn
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(10-27-2009, 04:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by U K Narayan

Holy motherfuck!



You scared?
Kinitari
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(10-27-2009, 04:47 AM)
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It bit it twice?
DietSnapple
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(10-27-2009, 04:47 AM)
Anth0ny
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(10-27-2009, 04:48 AM)
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That great white got fucked up!

The other fish must have been fucking massive. The great white from Jaws is nothing compared to this shit :lol
∀ Narayan
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(10-27-2009, 04:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Door2Dawn



You scared?



Are you kidding me? You've got to be kidding! Me? Scared?






RIDICULOUS!





















Hold me.
GDGF
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(10-27-2009, 04:49 AM)
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The shark looks fake.
Spotless Mind
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(10-27-2009, 04:50 AM)
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Holy crap. :O That's it. I'm never swimming at a beach again.
Spaceman Spiff
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(10-27-2009, 04:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by U K Narayan



Are you kidding me? You've got to be kidding! Me? Scared?






RIDICULOUS!





















Hold me.

Don't give me that.

Until that overgrown guppy learns how to fly a fucking F-14, we have nothing to worry about.
Anasui Kishibe
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(10-27-2009, 04:54 AM)
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obligatory "What a load of pollacks" pun
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(10-27-2009, 04:54 AM)
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Last edited by Strike; 10-27-2009 at 04:58 AM.
AkuMifune
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This shark, swallow you whole. No shakin', no tenderizin', down you go
MadraptorMan
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(10-27-2009, 04:54 AM)
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I'm pretty sure that even bigger great whites have been documented before, if this one is just around 19 feet long.
siddx
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(10-27-2009, 04:55 AM)
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sweet monkey jesus as if i needed more reasons to be afraid of sharks.
spreeendaz
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(10-27-2009, 04:58 AM)

Originally Posted by DietSnapple

I sadly saw that movie, then I proceeded into crying for a week after losing all faith in humanity.
jett
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(10-27-2009, 04:59 AM)
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WTF at the picture.
Wii
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(10-27-2009, 04:59 AM)

Originally Posted by MadraptorMan

I'm pretty sure that even bigger great whites have been documented before, if this one is just around 19 feet long.

From Wikipedia



Great white shark caught in a set-net in Seven Star Lake, Hualien County, Taiwan, on May 14, 1997. Gross weight of this animal was 2500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) and total length is estimated(?) at 6.7 to 7.0 metres (~22 feet). Source of information is Victor Lin. Possibly the largest great white shark ever recorded.
MadraptorMan
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(10-27-2009, 05:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wii

From Wikipedia



Great white shark caught in a set-net in Seven Star Lake, Hualien County, Taiwan, on May 14, 1997. Gross weight of this animal was 2500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) and total length is estimated(?) at 6.7 to 7.0 metres (~22 feet). Source of information is Victor Lin. Possibly the largest great white shark ever recorded.

And there you have it! That shark is only one foot smaller than JAWS, too.
Dr. Kitty Muffins
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(10-27-2009, 05:01 AM)
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Forget the lock ness monster, this is what everyone should be searching for!
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(10-27-2009, 05:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wii

From Wikipedia



Great white shark caught in a set-net in Seven Star Lake, Hualien County, Taiwan, on May 14, 1997. Gross weight of this animal was 2500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) and total length is estimated(?) at 6.7 to 7.0 metres (~22 feet). Source of information is Victor Lin. Possibly the largest great white shark ever recorded.


Then why the fuck does the picture look like it was taken in 1897?
Wii
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(10-27-2009, 05:09 AM)

Originally Posted by jamesinclair

Then why the fuck does the picture look like it was taken in 1897?

Looks like a newspaper printing
BobFromPikeCreek
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(10-27-2009, 05:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by jamesinclair

Then why the fuck does the picture look like it was taken in 1897?

Baseball caps pretty popular in 1897?
gimmmick
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(10-27-2009, 05:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by jamesinclair

Then why the fuck does the picture look like it was taken in 1897?

Third world country man. Maybe they just couldn't afford a good camera?
speedpop
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(10-27-2009, 05:21 AM)
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Saw this in the papers 2 days ago. Pretty nuts, but eh, certain parts of the Australian coast are known for Great Whites. One of the reasons why I was never a huge fan of the surf back when I was growing up on one of the islands where this shark was found.
Wii
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(10-27-2009, 05:21 AM)

Originally Posted by BobFromPikeCreek

Baseball caps pretty popular in 1897?

Time traveller
industrian
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(10-27-2009, 05:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dr. Kitty Muffins

Forget the lock ness monster, this is what everyone should be searching for!

Nane ae yer pish, Nessie wuid fuck this wee shark up nae danger.
BowieZ
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(10-27-2009, 05:21 AM)
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(10-27-2009, 05:25 AM)

Originally Posted by MadraptorMan

I'm pretty sure that even bigger great whites have been documented before, if this one is just around 19 feet long.


they are estimating the size from the bite, but it could very well be larger (or smaller)
speedpop
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(10-27-2009, 05:25 AM)
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It's a shame the picture is so small. In the newspaper it took up half a page.. it made the massacre that much more terrifying.
EmCeeGramr
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(10-27-2009, 05:26 AM)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8GaDuCvYbE
JCX
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(10-27-2009, 05:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by BowieZ

[IMG]http://i34.************/359fog1.png[/IMG]

please tell me goosebumps isn't a new meme.
Nizz
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(10-27-2009, 05:41 AM)
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I hope they catch it or somehow film it in the wild. Sounds like a monster...
Anasui Kishibe
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(10-27-2009, 05:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by JCX

please tell me goosebumps isn't a new meme.


i've just seen a picture of em in three more threads, this is getting meh
hitsugi
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(10-27-2009, 05:44 AM)
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not quite megalodon :(

however, that's an impressive bite.. you gotta pity the shark that had to survive for however long it did.

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