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    Apparently they aren't interested in humans. But flashy things and erratic behavior can excite them.

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    Swam next to a cuda off Cozumel while scuba. Frightening looking about 3' long thing with nasty teeth... We just eyed one another and kept swimming. Probably about as curious about each other as anything.
    You come to realise in the big blue, how lower on the food chain you really are in that environment.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    That was the sense I got from the encounter... he was just curious.

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    Cool shark vids. It seems to me that if you get eaten by a shark, you won't know he's anywhere near until he's on you. Humans must look ultra clumsy in the water to a shark.
    Mastery is an illusion, grace a momentary gift, apprenticeship endless.

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    Alien for sure.

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    There's been some diver deaths along the Cali north coast where the shark must have come out of nowhere. Two buddies diving and when one is facing away from the other for awhile then turns around, his buddy is gone except for a cloud of blood. A Great White probably. I dove those waters a lot for abalone. Never saw a shark myself, but I knew some people that did. One described a Great White that he saw as a couple fifty gallon drums leisurely kicking about. Often in murky waters with a long kick out from the beach, and a slow surface kick in with the heavy abs in a net within an inner tube in a Sea Lion's habitat. Often flopping about in the surge. I didn't much worry about sharks, must have been crazy. Sometimes wonder if one ever looked me over. Breaded and fried Abalone is mighty tasty though, and the big reds have a lot of flesh in them.
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    I suppose my .45 would not have much effect under water.

    I aint going swimming!
    Is this not a reasonable place to park?

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    I worked on a boat with divers in the gulf. They had no fear of sharks whatsoever. That was what prompted me to snorkel freely around the rigs. The sharks were more scared of the divers.

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    Well, Jay just scared me out of the water.

    Turn around and see a cloud of blood? Not for this guy!
    Is this not a reasonable place to park?

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    Karen and I were snorkeling near the reef off one of the keys in Florida, and she was collecting shells. Found a sparkly little piece of one, decided not to keep it and she 'tossed it aside, right next to me. Her hand had barely left the shell and it reflected sunlight as it started to tumble back to the ocean floor. A 'cuda was there in a flash. Gave me a shock as it stopped about three inches from my mask.

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