A perennial favorite the shark has had a great year in the news. This sadly is very very bad news for the shark indeed. Last winter saw Shark attacks in Hawaii make the news and they have kept coming pretty much all year since. We know the numbers and we are supposedly ration beings, but Sharks are Sharks and they make big news even when they don’t eat anyone at all. I know it is scary as heck, but a busted surf board is just not that big a deal normally, but throw in a shark and WHAM. This is not to say that Sharks do not attack, they do. They bite and when they do you don’t normally just knock back a beer and get on with your day. Sharks even try to eat Sharks. Sharks try to eat the internet. People do die in Shark attacks. The deaths are tragic but our human response is out of scale to the danger and that makes the Shark a possible champion ever year. Congrats Sharks, I hope you don’t get wiped out because humans can’t rationally measure risk.
Ok, I feel bad for the victim of this new shark attack, but apparently they had bait in the water, which I remember being told was a very bad idea back when I lived in Hawaii. I suspect they thought the kayaks would be enough protection, but clearly they were not. Still second fatal shark attack off Maui this year, I would be paying attention if I were fishing around there.
The Summer of Fear season is still going strong on the bottom of the world as sharks make a run for the title. This story is classic Summer of Fear material, check out the picture of the Shark, that is classic red meat. That is no fish, it is a monster! Run for the hills! Wait, this is Australia, the hills are filled with the world’s deadliest spiders! There is nowhere to run!
This is a bit late in the year for it, but this is a classic Summer of Fear type story about a man being killed by a shark. Since the victim was a Frenchman and the paper is English the story is more about the English guy who got killed a couple of weeks ago than it was about the recent victim, but it is filled with Summer of Fear shock value.
Since it is the Mail Online you know they will bring the classy and they do with lots of gory details. Don’t miss the classy celebrity stories down the right side bar as well, we all know celebrities are more dangerous than sharks any day of the week.
Sharks are taking full advantage of the Australian summer and getting off to a great start in this year’s Summer of Fear contest. Today we have a story a story of a single Bull Shark taking on the Australian Navy in the middle of Sydney Harbor. If they keep at this the Bear’s are going to have a real challenge coming back when they wake up.