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  •  And I forgot... (4+ / 0-)

    it is easier to float in salt water!  

    I for one am tired of pandering to perpetrators --- many of whom are opposed to any discussion however it comes. -- soothsayer99 DPK Caucus

    by princss6 on Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 06:30:28 PM PDT

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    •  Yep. But exposure and (5+ / 0-)

      hypothermia - those are the
      biggies.

      Oh, and dehydration.

      Also:  sharks also eat floating
      things, not just sinking or
      thrashing things.  

      Teach us to listen to sounds larger than our own heartbeat; that endure longer than our own weeping in the dark. - Lillian Smith

      by RadioGirl on Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 06:41:07 PM PDT

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      •  oh great! (4+ / 0-)

        This is why you can't trust the media. They have me thinking as long as I don't bleed or thrash, Jaws would swim by. Sigh. No swimming in any large bodies of water, including pools. Especially pools since I saw on the TV that allegedly there are no sharks in pools!  I don't believe them!

        I for one am tired of pandering to perpetrators --- many of whom are opposed to any discussion however it comes. -- soothsayer99 DPK Caucus

        by princss6 on Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 09:04:59 PM PDT

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        •  You have to read "Close to Shore" (6+ / 0-)

          Story of a rogue Great White shark attacking folks vacationing or enjoying day trips to the Jersey shore in 1916. Factual.  

          Even has a Philadelphia angle.
          Close to Shore.

          I couldn't put it down!

          Also, and this is truly sad.  Ever since I read (and don't know if it's really true) that most shark attacks occur in 3 feet of water or less, I'm a nervous shore wader.  Forget swimming out!  I can't believe I once snorkeled off of Catalina Island, oblivious to the sharks that periodically appear there.

          But here's the REAL kicker story.  Once, in the Yucatan, I met a Navy SEAL and his wife who were down for a diving vacation around Cozumel.  He said he was deathly afraid of sharks, but liked to dive safely to confront his fear, and that he really never had run into sharks in his dives.

          So they go to Cozumel and go out on one of the countless deep water dive boats, and they're down there, and they suddenly start seeing sharks.  Turned out the dive boat operator was chumming the waters to attract big fish for the entertainment of the non-diving passengers.  He said he'd never been more terrified in his life.  

          He had lots of advice for us – advice he learned too late -  in case we were thinking of diving.  Of course, I was not even contemplating it, and after that story, neither did my friend.  

          Teach us to listen to sounds larger than our own heartbeat; that endure longer than our own weeping in the dark. - Lillian Smith

          by RadioGirl on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 07:45:48 AM PDT

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