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3 great whites are ID’d off coast (BREAKING: Really big fish found in the ocean)
Boston.com ^ | 9/06/09 | Meghan E. Irons

Posted on 09/06/2009 7:26:58 AM PDT by Libloather

3 great whites are ID’d off coast
Tags put on 2 sharks; some beaches closed
By Meghan E. Irons
Globe Staff / September 6, 2009

The fisherman had just one shot to mark the great white.

Captain Bill Chaprales walked to the front of his 22-foot harpoon vessel, raised the 12-foot-long tagging pole, and threw it purposefully onto the back side of the enormous shark, which was 4 to 5 feet below the surface.

Tagged.

“He did it in one shot,’’ said state biologist Greg Skomal, whose team tagged two great whites yesterday. “We don’t swing the bat unless it’s a strike. It’s got to be a perfect shot.’’

As Chatham officials announced they were closing all of the town’s East Side beaches, state marine biologists were pulling off the high-tech accomplishment out on the ocean.

The first shark was tagged at 9 a.m. near the southern tip of Monomoy Island, off Chatham. A second was tagged at 3:30 p.m. about a mile north of the first - each with a single move. A third was also spotted but not tagged.

“They were right around a 1,000 pounds apiece,’’ said Chaprales, a 58-year-old tuna fisherman and lobsterman from Marstons Mills, a village in Barnstable.

Chaprales said he had worked with biologists at the New England Aquarium years ago to tag other species of sharks and bluefin tuna.

“We’ve done this before,’’ he said. “It doesn’t hurt the sharks.’’

The tagging occurred days after officials set out to identify the species of five sharks seen about a mile off Monomoy Island last week. As of yesterday, marine scientists had identified three great white sharks in that area.

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Scientists tagged this great white shark and another off Chatham yesterday. (Greg Skomal/Massachusetts Division)
1 posted on 09/06/2009 7:26:58 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
3 great whites are ID’d off coast

That's just racist. What about all the great blacks off coast who are never ID'd?
2 posted on 09/06/2009 7:29:31 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (No health care reform without TORT reform!)
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To: Libloather

Sharks...I though you were talking about Reagan, Cheney and Rush.


3 posted on 09/06/2009 7:29:32 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( If this be treason, then lets make the best of it.)
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To: Libloather

Perhaps the sharks are fed up with liberals in Mass. California is next.


4 posted on 09/06/2009 7:30:23 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: Libloather

TEDDY???


5 posted on 09/06/2009 7:33:39 AM PDT by ronnied
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To: Question Liberal Authority
3 great whites are ID’d off coast

That's just racist. What about all the great blacks off coast who are never ID'd?

Chuckle. Thanks.

6 posted on 09/06/2009 7:39:33 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: Libloather

Seriously. Do we HAVE to call them “Great WHITES”?


7 posted on 09/06/2009 7:40:06 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Libloather

We’ve got to get a longer pole!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 09/06/2009 7:46:49 AM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: Libloather

I’ve had a shark beside my boat that looked bigger than my 23 foot boat sailing out of San Francisco. I was a little scary. Yes there are big fish in the ocean.


9 posted on 09/06/2009 7:47:53 AM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: submarinerswife
Perhaps the sharks are fed up with liberals in Mass. California is next.

Sharks won't eat liberals--not enough meat, and it gives them diarrhea.

10 posted on 09/06/2009 7:48:59 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Libloather

From the title, I thought they were talking about 3 outstanding white people.


11 posted on 09/06/2009 7:49:19 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Libloather

Sharks...I though you were talking about Kennedy, Kerry and Frank


12 posted on 09/06/2009 7:50:32 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: Libloather
If you are interested in white sharks visit Freeper Tom's page on them at:
http://www.newenglandsharks.com/N.ENG.%20whites.htm
13 posted on 09/06/2009 7:50:41 AM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: Libloather
I recall back in September of 2001, shark sightings were "news", until of course, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Hmmm. I suspect Van Jones has a hand in this. /s

14 posted on 09/06/2009 7:50:56 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Yorlik803
I though you were talking about Reagan, Cheney and Rush.

4 great whites are ID’d in South Dakota


15 posted on 09/06/2009 7:58:09 AM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler, PROUD Birther, Mobster)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Yes, I am greatly offended that one of the most aggressive predators on the planet is called a "GReat White". Sure, it's the Great White oppressors again. How racist.

I think we should object vehemently and strenuously to get their name changed. I mean - they're ACTUALLY light grey. This Great White stuff just helps reinforce stereotypes fosters racist attitudes and diminishes us as Caucasians.

16 posted on 09/06/2009 7:58:45 AM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
What about all the great blacks off coast who are never ID'd?

The Birther contingent is all over that issue.....

17 posted on 09/06/2009 7:58:56 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not an Obama "Administration"....it's a "Regime")
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To: Capt. Tom

Thanks. Very informative.


18 posted on 09/06/2009 8:02:23 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: mefistofelerevised
'I’ve had a shark beside my boat that looked bigger than my 23 foot boat sailing out of San Francisco.'

You're gonna need a bigger boat.


19 posted on 09/06/2009 8:04:26 AM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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To: KeepUSfree; A_Former_Democrat; Libloather

This thread has me chuckling this morning. ;-p


20 posted on 09/06/2009 8:20:25 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Character, Leadership, and Loyalty matter - Be an example, no matter the cost.)
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To: Viking2002
I clicked on this post just to see how long it took to get the “bigger boat” comment... and I wasn't disappointed.
thanks!
21 posted on 09/06/2009 8:26:26 AM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: U S Army EOD

“That’s a twenty footer!”......”Twen-ty Fiv-e”.........


22 posted on 09/06/2009 8:26:50 AM PDT by RRTJSP...........
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To: Libloather

I’m sorry, but we call them Sea Kittens now! PETA has decided the renaming creates a more soft, cuddly and friendly view of our ocean-going friends.

Here kitty, kitty...


23 posted on 09/06/2009 8:28:20 AM PDT by moovova (More coffee please...make it a double.)
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To: Libloather

“We don’t swing the bat unless it’s a strike.”

What game are they playing?


24 posted on 09/06/2009 8:29:16 AM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: lack-of-trust
I was a-cuttin' and a-pastin' and a-typin' as fast as I could to get it in first.....LOL


25 posted on 09/06/2009 8:33:00 AM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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To: Libloather; mefistofelerevised

The boat they used is about 32 feet long and not 22 feet as the article said.- Tom


26 posted on 09/06/2009 8:42:01 AM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: Question Liberal Authority

LOL!!


27 posted on 09/06/2009 8:47:56 AM PDT by Lizavetta (In Communism everything is free. But there isn't any of it.)
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To: Libloather

Does anyone one to make any guesses as to how much air time this story will receive tomorrow on the broadcast morning shows compared to the amount of time Van Jones will receive - if any?


28 posted on 09/06/2009 9:02:43 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: Libloather

Close the beaches.


29 posted on 09/06/2009 9:16:53 AM PDT by MarMema (Chains we can believe in)
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To: mefistofelerevised

What is the name of that planton eating shark, I believe it gets absolutely huge. It might have been what you saw, 23 feet is quite large, even for a Great white.


30 posted on 09/06/2009 10:24:37 AM PDT by calex59 (Hope for a new job counts for creating a job! The dimwits are truly insane.)
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To: Libloather

“It doesn’t hurt the sharks.’’

And you know this how?


31 posted on 09/06/2009 10:26:00 AM PDT by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: Libloather

” 3 great whites are ID’d off coast “

Racist bastards.


32 posted on 09/06/2009 10:28:27 AM PDT by Humble Servant (See y'all in the Gulag.)
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To: lack-of-trust

ROTF! Ditto :)


33 posted on 09/06/2009 10:28:49 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Libloather; All
You gotta love some folks rude sense of humor...

Teddy reincarnates! - Great White closes Cape Cod beach for Labor Day

34 posted on 09/06/2009 10:29:00 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: Libloather

was in Beverly mass on my birthday aug 22nd in either 95 or 96 and fisherman brought in an 18 footer caught in his gill nets. it was dead of course but just immense and when the new england aquarium staff got there and dissected it an entire dolphin spilled out on to the dock. It was impressive. The whole town came down to the dock that day.


35 posted on 09/06/2009 10:33:21 AM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: calex59

basking shark or maybe whale shark. both veggies.


36 posted on 09/06/2009 10:38:02 AM PDT by ol' hoghead (He is not here; for he is risen.)
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To: mefistofelerevised
White Sharks are very common off the coast of CA. It's routine.

However, it's moderately rare to see them in the warm waters of the mid-Atlantic.

37 posted on 09/06/2009 10:45:42 AM PDT by Mariner
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To: Libloather
4 great whites are ID’d in South Dakota

Well, at least two anyway....

38 posted on 09/06/2009 10:50:58 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: moovova

Call it a kitty if you want to, but it still smells like fish.


39 posted on 09/06/2009 10:52:53 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Libloather

25!


40 posted on 09/06/2009 10:55:54 AM PDT by Vision (Jesus- "Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: calex59
Whale shark:


41 posted on 09/06/2009 11:30:42 AM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: TheRedSoxWinThePennant
was in Beverly mass on my birthday aug 22nd in either 95 or 96 and fisherman brought in an 18 footer caught in his gill nets.

That would be 1996, the story is on my website just over half way down the white shark page. - Tom

42 posted on 09/06/2009 11:35:50 AM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: Libloather
BREAKING: Really big fish found in ocean

made me laugh

Get in the ocean, you lose your apex predator classification.

43 posted on 09/06/2009 11:51:26 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Whitey poisons all fish of color, donchaknow.


44 posted on 09/06/2009 11:52:56 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Libloather

Troll one of these over them = problem solved.

45 posted on 09/06/2009 11:57:01 AM PDT by rdl6989
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Man, you are so right. We need to lobby for change. Perhaps Biden can head up the committee to change the name to the great grey shark, so as not to offend.

Remember the hullabaloo over using the phrase "black hole" as a scientific term?

BTW, that reminds me that I am offended by the phrase "little white lie". I really need to complain to someone about that.

46 posted on 09/06/2009 11:57:42 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: P8riot

My thoughts exactly...


47 posted on 09/06/2009 11:59:54 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: calex59

Whale shark.Largest fish on earth.


48 posted on 09/06/2009 12:23:37 PM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: Libloather

3 great whites are ID’d off coast

That must have been a sight for sore eyes.
I'd love to see their likes again.


49 posted on 09/06/2009 12:40:24 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Libloather

: )


50 posted on 09/06/2009 1:20:23 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (--Still not Halloween yet--)
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