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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.

Cordelia - 14 Jan 2022 17:21:26 (#4 of 35)

My shark tracker says they’re not coming over here yet. Mostly off the East Coasts of the US and Australia.

TigerPaws - 14 Jan 2022 17:25:05 (#5 of 35)

And South Africa.

GyratingTrampoline - 14 Jan 2022 17:29:58 (#6 of 35)

There are no species of shark which eat humans intentionally. Shark attacks are extremely rare and happen when a shark mistakes a human for a tasty fish or seal or whatever.

Dubris - 14 Jan 2022 17:31:24 (#7 of 35)

#2 - Like a trail of blood in the water, I can't resist it.

darkhorse - 14 Jan 2022 17:36:44 (#8 of 35)

I was always told to beware of lone sharks.

browserbutton - 14 Jan 2022 17:51:38 (#9 of 35)

Will Nigel Farage be out on the waters this summer, protecting Blighty's precious island exclusivity?

It would be awful if he were to be ripped to pieces by a crazy killer shark, Jaws-stylee. On camera.

Verdigris - 14 Jan 2022 17:52:39 (#10 of 35)

Yes, that would be terrible.

Where do I subscribe?

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.

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.

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