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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Jan 14, 2022 5:06:15 PM
Alarm as KILLER SHARKS heading to UK beaches this summer

Killer SHARKS are moving ever closer towards UK waters as sea temperatures rise owing to climate change, according to shock new research out today. Experts now anticipate that British beaches could be a primary target for the flesh-eating killing machines. “This will turn our town’s beaches into something like a scene from Jaws,” said a visibly flustered Mayor of Bournemouth after hearing the news.

https://www.gbnews.uk/news/killer-sharks-could-be-heading-towards-uk-waters-amid-rising-ocean-temperatures/205310

AdonisBlue - 14 Jan 2022 18:05:31 (#11 of 35)

#4 what species is that tracking? My understanding was the main man eaters -Great Whites (white pointers) and Tigers were concentrated on Australia's west not east coast? They were when I visited the day after a surfer was killed in Perth by one.

elderberry - 14 Jan 2022 18:21:29 (#12 of 35)

There were lots of basking sharks off the west coast here last summer, I would have loved to have seen them. Non person-eating sharks, very big.

TheExcession - 14 Jan 2022 18:23:38 (#13 of 35)

Killer sharks, do-dooo do-do do-doooo.

phantlers - 14 Jan 2022 18:30:18 (#14 of 35)

Shark is delicious.

Just sayin'.

Spontu - 14 Jan 2022 18:33:28 (#15 of 35)

That’s not what my dad said — but they did have to shoot it and eat it raw.

phantlers - 14 Jan 2022 18:36:43 (#16 of 35)

Never tried it sushi style but a shark steak fries up well.

Arjuna - 14 Jan 2022 18:40:35 (#17 of 35)

TVoR loses ten points for not mentioning the Sharknado threat

Agaliarept - 14 Jan 2022 18:41:05 (#18 of 35)

Shark attacks are extremely rare

But increasing.

https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/total-shark-attacks-per-year?time=1771..latest

I for one, welcome our new toothy overlords.

Cordelia - 14 Jan 2022 18:44:35 (#19 of 35)

#11 It tracks all sorts of shark, and turtles. Albeit the ones that have been tagged.

It’s quite good fun actually - I signed up when I was helping one of my nieces write a report on sharks for her homework.

It’s called OCEARCH if you’re interested.

I suspect the lack of shark action on Australia’s West Coast may be down to the lack of tagging on man-eating sharks.

I mean, I wouldn’t!

slicey - 14 Jan 2022 18:48:28 (#20 of 35)

A whole lifetime in the UK will soon be as dangerous as 10 minutes in Australia.

TheExcession - 14 Jan 2022 19:37:58 (#21 of 35)

I've eaten shark. It was minging.

browserbutton - 14 Jan 2022 19:54:14 (#22 of 35)

Did it taste of urine?

AdonisBlue - 14 Jan 2022 20:25:11 (#23 of 35)

Thanks Cordelia that looks fascinating and yeah I agree about tagging the man eaters.

I've eaten shark I'm ashamed to admit (when I was too young to know better) and it was delicious. Like Skate, as you'd imagine.

FleurDuMal - 14 Jan 2022 20:27:49 (#24 of 35)

Poor things will probably be poisoned by all the sewage in the sea around Britain.

upgoerfive - 14 Jan 2022 20:33:20 (#25 of 35)

They'll find British surfers to be a bit tough and stringy.

AdonisBlue - 14 Jan 2022 20:33:59 (#26 of 35)

Posh nosh

solomongursky - 14 Jan 2022 21:23:30 (#27 of 35)

Not now, killer sharks.

DesEsseintes - 14 Jan 2022 21:27:10 (#28 of 35)

Sounds good, shark and chips.

Leftie - 23 Feb 2022 14:41:02 (#29 of 35)

If we are getting sharks like these, they are probably lost or something.

We don't get sharks around here that I know of. The last time I went to Whitley Bay around the coast, I was asked if we get sharks and I don't think we do, that I know of.

I went to the Co-op at Marine Avenue and had a look at the Playhouse to see what was on. And there's a new ice cream shop or two and I've been to the chip shop a few times. It's £1.20 for a cone of chips which is ok. I haven't been to the swimming baths there for years. The last time I went to Whitley Bay, it was FREEZING. I'd gone by myself and was just chucking pebbles in the water. You can walk to Whitley Bay quite honestly.

I'm trying to get the Metro shut because quite frankly, it's useless. It's hardly on. Though it's good for going around the coast.

We could all meet in Whitley Bay if we wanted. I took Snazz to Whitley Bay to St Mary's. As far as I know, she'd never been before. I think there's still an ice cream shop on St Mary's Island if anyone wants to have a look.

Leftie - 23 Feb 2022 14:43:20 (#30 of 35)

And there might still be a milkshake shop.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary%27s_Island_(
Tyne_and_Wear)

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