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Unread 05-25-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: JAX
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Originally Posted by jdweaze View Post
Omg that is crazy huge...
No, THIS is CRAZY huge!!
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Unread 05-25-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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No, THIS is CRAZY huge!!
If that Great White shark had of been caught off the Jax Beach pier it would be something, but it was caught in Cuba in 1941. And some people swear it was the inspiration/nemesis in Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" published in 1952
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Unread 05-25-2012, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Cordova, TN
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I love history :-) As long as it keeps it's jaws off me!! That shark is huge... sheesh
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Unread 03-04-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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Here is a story about a Great White shark in the Jacksonville Beach area. Hopefull is does not come back near shore.

Great white shark reported caught, released off Jacksonville coast | jacksonville.com
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Unread 03-04-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Neptune Beach, FL
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Oh my God that was the most over dramatized news report I've ever watched.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Neptune Beach, FL
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According to the International Shark Attack File, since record-keeping began in the 1880's, Duval County has had a total of 20 shark attacks. That's 1 bite every 6.6 years.
That's awesome.....gives me about 6 1/2 years to go back in now without any worry!
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Unread 03-04-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
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Originally Posted by ShakenStirred View Post
Oh my God that was the most over dramatized news report I've ever watched.
Especially considering it's the 3rd report of 3 different Great White Sharks congregating on the shores of northeast Florida and Jacksonville in particular in the last couple of months.
Mary Lee the first Great White was actually tracked into the surf zone at 6th Street South in Jax Beach.
Genie was the next Great White but she kept a safe distance away from shore by staying 60 miles out in the Atlantic.
And finally Lydia shows up and gets caught and tagged Sunday 3/3/13 near the Mayport Poles surfing area near the Atlantic Beach and NS Mayport boundry
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Unread 03-05-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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I understand it as a surfer.

It is, afterall, the ocean. Unfortunately, these things will happen. I'll be at the beach this weekend.
Yes they do happen, but is great white normal for Florida at all?? I didnt think they were native to north florida waters.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Near the beaches
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Yes they do happen, but is great white normal for Florida at all?? I didnt think they were native to north florida waters.
They're not native but, like many other species of fish (including sharks), they do pass through. Honestly, there are a lot of other sharks out there and many of them can be aggressive. Great whites get the press because of Jaws and their size.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
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Twice a year in the early spring (about April) and in the early fall (about October) thousands upon thousands of Blacktip and Spinner Sharks a member of the Requiem shark family migrate just off-shore of the Jacksonville Beaches. In the springtime they head to waters off of the Carolinas to give birth and then in the fall they return back down to the Caribbean sea.
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