There have been “sharks in the news!
If you have been looking at the world news – some amazing Shark stories have broken.
It’s unusual for Australia to have five fatal shark attacks in the first six months of a year. On average, three people die from shark attacks each year in the country, according to figures kept by the Australian Shark Attack File.
The last time there were five fatal attacks in an entire year was 2014.
“38 year old Woman Punches Shark in the Eye”
Leeanne Ericson, 38, was swimming off of a beach in Southern California When something began to drag her below the surface.
“As soon as it grabbed my leg, I knew what it was,” she said.
“I remember being pulled down and thinking about my kids.
“And I remember thinking about my fiance not knowing where I was or what was happening to me.
“I went maybe 25-30 feet. I could notice the light change and it was getting darker and darker the further I was going down.”
She managed to struggle free only after clawing at the shark’s face and punching it in the eye.
“My whole hand went into his eye, and I stuck it in as far as I could,” she said.
“It was super soft, it felt like I’d put my hand into a cup of jelly.
“The shark jerked away from me, and I was swimming to the surface.”
One paramedic described how she “wasn’t even really bleeding any more” because she had already lost so much blood.
Leeanne spent nine weeks in intensive care following the attack and underwent eight surgeries to repair the damage to her leg, racking up “millions” in medical bills.
She still has no feeling in her leg and had to learn to walk again, but said she is just thankful to be alive.
Scientists have recorded the first footage of a great white shark attacking and killing an enormous humpback whale.
Video taken from a drone off the coast of South Africa shows the 13ft-long shark hunting the whale which was around 33ft long and in ill health.
Ryan Johnson, a marine biologist who observed the unlikely massacre, said the ordeal lasted about 50 minutes before the whale died.
Mr Johnson said the great white was very ‘strategic’ in taking down the behemoth. It initially severed an artery or vein on the whale’s most vulnerable area, its tail, before pulling the ailing leviathan underwater and drowning it.
While humpback whales are known to attack sharks it is very unusual for the giant mammals to be the victims.
Last year I spoke with kaleigh Burns who works for One Ocean Diving – and they made world news when they swam along Deep Blue a GIANT GREAT WHITE SHARK – and I asked her if she was afraid.
Ocean Ramsey has a movie you can rent or buy on Vimeo on Demand and the show is called “Saving Jaws” I have seen the trailer and it looks great and compelling.
So Sharks attack the most? – which species is most dangerous.
Great White Sharks are the #1 suspect for unprovoked fatal attacks.
Of course Ocean Ramsey and one ocean diving is leading a campaign to help people understand that most if not all attacks are about a misunderstanding. Tell that to the Surfers in California and Australia.
The 2nd most attacks come from the Tiger Shark – and here is what Kaliegh Burns had to say about Tiger Sharks.
“Which Shark is most aggressive”
But have you ever heard that Great white sharks can sense even a little blood up to 3 miles away?
So I asked Ms. Burns what would happen if you went diving and you got cut on the edge of the boat as you were jumping in the water? Here is that BIG QUESTION.
Of course if you are enjoying the summer weather and having fun at the lake, you don’t have to worry about shark encounters – right?
Why? Because Sharks can only survive in Salt Water – right?
Next week we will talk about the 3rd suspect for unprovoked fatal shark attacks.
While it might be in 3rd place it could easily be in 1st place
because in many reports of shark attacks the species is listed as “unknown”
And experts believe it could be Shark number 3 because this shark has few markings for it to be identified.
Shark Number #3 is also believed to be the MOST AGGRESSIVE SHARK out there.
And here is the scariest part.
Shark #3 doesn’t need Saltwater to live and commonly swims up the mississippi river.
In 1955 there was a documented shark attack in Chicago – in Lake Michigan!
Next week – I will tell you according to divers and Marine biologists – that there could be sharks in the Great Lakes!
Killer sharks in the Great Lakes?!
If your response is BS – you are right, but not the way you think you might be.
It’s a commonly known fact that Sharks can only survive in Saltwater oceans.
But the next time you spend some fun time in the lake – don’t think about what I am about to tell you.
Not only can a certain species of shark survive and thrive in freshwater but it has found its way into many rivers and lakes.
Last Week we talked about “WHICH SHARKS ATTACK THE MOST” Great White Sharks and Tiger sharks being responsible for the most unprovoked fatal attacks on humans – but there is a 3rd specie – THE BULL SHARK.
Lets look at these guys, Most Aggressive, most attacks, and can swim in freshwater.
At a golf course in Australia there was a flood that temporarily let a river spill into one of it lakes. There is now a community of 6 or more Bull Sharks in this Fresh water pond on the golf course and they have begun to breed. You lose your ball in the water there – – I’m thinking you just leave it.
But the Bull Shark has the unique ability to Recycle the salt its body already contains which allows the bull shark to adapt to a freshwater environment.
bull sharks have been documented as far as 2,000 miles upstream in the Amazon River, a few hundred miles farther than the distance between Lake Michigan and the nearest saltwater. So it is theoretically possible for a bull shark to swim to Lake Michigan.
Let’s go up the Mississippi! In 1937 a man caught a 4 foot bull shark in the Mississippi river in Atlon Illinois!
and there was even a documented Bull shark attack in 1955 in LAKE MICHIGAN.
How is this possible? If that story is true – that bull shark could have swam up the Mississippi river but would have to time it perfectly getting through the locks.
But what if i told you that Marine biologists and Scuba divers that study sharks have another plausible theory on how Bull sharks could end up somewhere in the Freshwater of the Great Lakes… They could become hitchhikers on Sea Freighters!
Say there is a freighter in Brazil or the gulf of Mexico where there is a bull shark nursery. And As they filled their ballast tanks they sucked up a small juvenile bull shark into their ballast tanks. And that shark was somehow able to survive the journey.
The Freighter makes its way thru the St. Lawrence River through water that would be far too cold for the shark to navigate on its own. And then when the Freighter gets to one of the Great Lakes and picks up cargo and Purges its Ballast tanks – it would be dropping the young bull shark off in its new environment. But how could it survive the journey inside the Ballast tanks.
Ballast water in tankers is one of the main pathways for most invasive species in the Great lakes.
That Means – the Ballast tanks wouldn’t just pick up a lone Juvenile Bull shark. The Ballast tanks would more than likely have lots of sea life to provide the Shark company or rather a food source for it to live on during his trip up the East Coast – thru the St. Lawrence Sea way into the Great lakes to drop off the hitchhiker.
But tell us what you think. Do you think it is completely far fetched or do you think Bull sharks can come that far north. We know they are driven to travel upstream in Freshwater passages. and we know they will attack humans unprovoked. Tell us in the comments below and we would like to have you as a subscriber. We publish new segments every thursday.
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