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Old 11-30-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Durm
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Have you seen this?!

What a crazy thing!


Great white shark spotted off of Wrightsville Beach - WECT TV6 - WECT.com - Wilmington, NC news and weather -
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Today I did a live radio interview with Margo Schulze-Haugen, Chief of the Highly Migratory Species Dept, National Marine Fisheries Service. Although our subject matter was North Carolina giant bluefin tuna this great white shark was brought up. Although great whites off the NC coast are not common it is not unusal and is a clear indication of a lot of "bait" in the water. Winter time is when these sharks show up.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Durm
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Wow, interesting - I'd like to see one...but I'd need a bigger boat :-D
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:30 AM
 
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Great White migration from New England to Florida:
No privacy for traveling great whites : The Martha's Vineyard Times

Also, you can watch the full unedited version of the GW encounter on Youtube. [CAUTION: Adult Language]

18 foot Great White 25 miles off Wrightsville Beach - YouTube
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:23 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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I did not realize this was a rare event. Though practically every shark encounter is initally "A Great White", (ala copperhead and water mocassins) eliminating the bogus ID's still, I thought we had plenty of them off the coast. Learn something every day!
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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Why are people surprised by this? You do realize Sharks live in the ocean, right? Do you realize bears live in the woods ?

This was 25 miles off the coast! Sharks sometimes roam the breakers right off the beach !

To me, this report is not "news worthy". Please tell me something that I do not already know !
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