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Sharks rebel at Brazil beach
The Calgary Sun ^ | 30 July 2006 | Tara Merrin

Posted on 07/30/2006 9:49:05 AM PDT by Kitten Festival

Something horrifying is happening in the waters off Brazil.

Sharks are attacking surfers near the city of Recife at an unprecedented rate, scaring the locals and forcing the government to ban the sport at one of it’s most popular beaches.

Over the past decade, 45 people have been attacked by bull sharks in the region, 16 were deadly. And while these attacks are not unheard of, the fact the port city had recorded only one in the 75 years prior, is perplexing.

Are the sharks rebelling? Have they had enough of people overcrowding their home? Or is there something less sinister going on?

An international team of scientists, including the University of Florida’s Dan Huber, were sent to investigate the phenomenon for Discovery Channel’s Shark Rebellion — park of Shark Week.

“This is an incredibly packed beached — you pack that many people in the water and there’s a high chance, somebody’s going to interact with one of these animals. And bull sharks are just incredibly dangerous animals.”

While in Brazil, Huber and crew discovered a few reasons why the maneaters had suddenly become a major problem.

In the early 1990s, the government built a harbour which inadvertently changed the underwater ecosystem, forcing the bull sharks to search out new feeding grounds.

During this same time, an area slaughter house was secretly dumping tons of waste down the river and out on to the beaches.

“Literally the people who were surfing this beach were sitting directly on top of big bull sharks that were actively hunting … it’s just too dangerous.”

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Wolfing the surfers down left and right.
1 posted on 07/30/2006 9:49:08 AM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival

What's the mystery? The sharks are just hanging around a food source.


2 posted on 07/30/2006 9:55:01 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (12th district Freeper.)
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To: Kitten Festival

We'd only need to exterminate three or four species of sharks, and there would never be another attack on a human. There would still be 297 species of the fricking things for "scientists" to "study"....


3 posted on 07/30/2006 9:56:30 AM PDT by tomzz
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To: Kitten Festival
They are just auditioning for that next movie, Jaws XVIII.
4 posted on 07/30/2006 9:57:13 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Kitten Festival
During this same time, an area slaughter house was secretly dumping tons of waste down the river and out on to the beaches.

Another name for that is "chumming."

5 posted on 07/30/2006 9:57:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: 4yearlurker

I guess they got tired of following the route of the slave ships.


6 posted on 07/30/2006 9:57:43 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Crazier than a rattlesnake at a Thai wedding)
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To: Kitten Festival

If only the women would wear the tops of their bathing suits on these Brazillian beaches, none of this would be happening!

*SMIRK* :)

(I know some of the menfolk here wanted SOME reason, ANY reason to post pictures of lovely Brazillian women in bathing suits.) ;)

P.S. As for the shark attacks; Act like food, become food.


7 posted on 07/30/2006 10:02:23 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I guess they got tired of following the route of the slave ships.

I remember that from several years ago. Which Black activist was the one who spouted that theory? I can't remember. Was it Sharpton?
8 posted on 07/30/2006 10:03:13 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Kitten Festival

Brazilian food, once a niche cuisine, is now starting to catch on...


9 posted on 07/30/2006 10:04:09 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: Kitten Festival
It's Israel's fault! They've sent the sharks after innocent children!

/sarc

10 posted on 07/30/2006 10:04:40 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Good memory link to Major Ownens.


11 posted on 07/30/2006 10:06:56 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: Kitten Festival

Hey, one bite at a time. If this has been happening for the last 10 years, wouldn't logic tell the beachgoers to go elsewhere? (rhetorical)


12 posted on 07/30/2006 10:07:12 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: proudofthesouth

No, it's Bush's fault!


13 posted on 07/30/2006 10:07:58 AM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Meat is meat.
14 posted on 07/30/2006 10:14:03 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (12th district Freeper.)
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To: tomzz

"We'd only need to exterminate three or four species of sharks, and there would never be another attack on a human"

You forgot tomention a much more dangerous predator - Muslims


15 posted on 07/30/2006 10:18:21 AM PDT by observer5 ("Better violate the rights of a few sometimes, than of all always!!)
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To: 4yearlurker

Hey, these sharks like munching on Brazilians.....


16 posted on 07/30/2006 10:19:43 AM PDT by misterrob
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To: Kitten Festival
Begin PC talking point...

Sharks don't attack people. Sharks are just as afraid of you as you are of them.

/PC talking point....

Really everyone, sharks are vegetarians.
17 posted on 07/30/2006 10:24:49 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Kitten Festival

have the Jets been informed of this?


21 posted on 07/30/2006 10:41:18 AM PDT by Nihil Obstat
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To: Kitten Festival

"one of it’s most popular beaches."

Gasp! Forget the sharks. Canada is in danger of sliding off the English grammar shelf, weighted down with unnecessary apostrophes.

It's not 'it's' in the case of possession, it's 'its.' We're doomed.


22 posted on 07/30/2006 10:52:00 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: Kitten Festival

Hey - I will volunteer to go catch/kill sharks for them. Someone just needs to pay my way down there and I will do all I can to thin out the man-eater numbers (at least sharks).


23 posted on 07/30/2006 10:53:05 AM PDT by TheBattman (Islam (and liberalism)- the cult of a Cancer on Society)
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To: Kitten Festival

White meat or dark?

24 posted on 07/30/2006 10:56:55 AM PDT by AndrewB
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To: Kitten Festival

Big deal, sharks have to eat to.


25 posted on 07/30/2006 10:58:56 AM PDT by engrpat
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
(I know some of the menfolk here wanted SOME reason, ANY reason to post pictures of lovely Brazillian women in bathing suits.) ;)

That's okay. Some of the 'menfolk' would settle for pics of lovely Brazillian women without bathing suits!

(You just knew that one was comin', didn't ya!)

26 posted on 07/30/2006 11:04:06 AM PDT by uglybiker (Don't blame me. I didn't make you stupid.)
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To: tomzz

bull sharks are the worst.


27 posted on 07/30/2006 12:14:38 PM PDT by packrat35 (guest worker/day worker=SlaveMart)
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To: packrat35

It isn't complicated. YOu go out on a 25' boat, put a bunch of chum in the water, and when the first bunch of sharks comes up to investigate, you kill a couple dozen of them with rifles, and the damned sharks will finish the job themselves. All anybody needs is for it to be legal.


28 posted on 07/30/2006 1:31:01 PM PDT by tomzz
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