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Bills2083 11-08-2007 02:26 PM

Intersesting article
 
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21689083/?GT1=10547

Freddy G 11-08-2007 02:47 PM

When i lived in FL a kid i knew got his arm bitten (similarly to that guys leg) by a tiger shark. My friends and i would perodically see sharks when we were surfing, but never really came too close (i got the **** out of the water though). Also, according to the "experts" they (sharks around FL) only tended to attack in the dusk/night hours, so...

Anyway, that's some scary ****. It is also strange because iirc don't dolphins also have an extremely violent side as well. (Marine Biology was a long time ago lol)

Cashmoney 11-08-2007 02:57 PM

dolphins rule, theyre almost as cool as giraffes.

soybean 11-08-2007 03:00 PM

dolphins routinely do stuff like that, seriously.

mammalian bond.

ironman4579 11-08-2007 03:21 PM

Dolphins are our friends, but definately not whales. I've read several stories of whales being killed by dolphin groups. Dolphins are just the bad asses of the sea I guess.

MaxV 11-08-2007 03:47 PM

Great story.

It's amaizing that dolphins would risk their lives to help a different species.

TimD 11-08-2007 03:48 PM

Wow thats mad cool...

btw you butchered interesting

Bills2083 11-08-2007 04:04 PM

^haha, yeah. I just noticed that.

fischbowl 11-08-2007 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ironman4579 (Post 716173)
Dolphins are our friends, but definately not whales. I've read several stories of whales being killed by dolphin groups. Dolphins are just the bad asses of the sea I guess.

I love Whales.

ironman4579 11-08-2007 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fischbowl (Post 716803)
I love Whales.

You must not love dolphins then. Murdering bastards!

Sportsfan486 11-08-2007 08:48 PM

Dolphins are vicious bastards but for some reason no one really knows they <3 humans. Maybe it's cuz they are the only other creature on the planet close to our intelligence (weird thought.. but yeah, dolphins could be the humans of the ocean in a few million years) and they want to get on our good side.

WHO KNOWS.

Dolphins kick ass.

Stash 11-08-2007 09:43 PM

Whats unusual about this attack is the article said it was a great white and it bit him 3 times. Great whites usually bite once and leave either to let the prey bleed to death or because they don't like the taste.

soybean 11-08-2007 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaxV (Post 716206)
Great story.

It's amaizing that dolphins would risk their lives to help a different species.

I don't really think it's risking their own lives. Im pretty sure sharks aren't predators to dolphins. (could be wrong)

DChess 11-08-2007 09:54 PM

too bad crazy japanese people are slaughtering them.

scottyboy 11-08-2007 09:56 PM

that dolphin>those other dolphins that picked Ted Ginn #9

Vince Lombardi 11-08-2007 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soybean (Post 716960)
I don't really think it's risking their own lives. Im pretty sure sharks aren't predators to dolphins. (could be wrong)

yea dolphins have been warding off sharks for a long time. also sharks are great predators but their hunting style is not suited for taking out a large mobile creature like a dolphin, they tend to sneak up on most of their prey or scavenge on animals that are already injured or dead. sharks aren't all that bright either especially compared to the highly intelligent dolphin.

art vandelay 11-09-2007 12:01 AM

Intersesting articles are way more interesting than interesting articles.

VoteLynnSwan 11-09-2007 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sportsfan486 (Post 716855)
Dolphins are vicious bastards but for some reason no one really knows they <3 humans. Maybe it's cuz they are the only other creature on the planet close to our intelligence (weird thought.. but yeah, dolphins could be the humans of the ocean in a few million years) and they want to get on our good side.

WHO KNOWS.

Dolphins kick ass.

perhaps it has something to do with the surfer not being a perceived threat, whereas the shark is a definite threat in a dolphin's eyes...

steelersfan43 11-10-2007 10:50 PM

Anti shark propaganda.

MaxV 11-10-2007 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soybean (Post 716960)
I don't really think it's risking their own lives. Im pretty sure sharks aren't predators to dolphins. (could be wrong)

Whether a shark is a natural predator of a dolphin or not, any creature that gets between a Great White shark and it's prey is endangering it's life.

steelersfan43 11-10-2007 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vince Lombardi (Post 716999)
yea dolphins have been warding off sharks for a long time. also sharks are great predators but their hunting style is not suited for taking out a large mobile creature like a dolphin, they tend to sneak up on most of their prey or scavenge on animals that are already injured or dead. sharks aren't all that bright either especially compared to the highly intelligent dolphin.

Great whites prefer cooler temperate waters while dolphins stick to warmer areas, but recently in hawaii there are many reports of great whites from california going out to hawaii and attacking and killing large numbers of dolphins there. They dont cross paths much but when they do the sharks usually feed on them.

Cashmoney 11-10-2007 11:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steelersfan43 (Post 720515)
Great whites prefer cooler temperate waters while dolphins stick to warmer areas, but recently in hawaii there are many reports of great whites from california going out to hawaii and attacking and killing large numbers of dolphins there. They dont cross paths much but when they do the sharks usually feed on them.

those bastards need to go back where they came from, just like the greys.

The Unseen 11-11-2007 05:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steelersfan43 (Post 720463)
Anti shark propaganda.

You're funny.

Crickett 11-11-2007 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soybean (Post 716148)
dolphins routinely do stuff like that, seriously.

mammalian bond.

Yes they do. Many a time, my father has told me stories about when he was saved from a shark by a dolphin. I need to e-mail the link, I know it'll make his day.


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