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Old Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 08:07 AM
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Default Tiger Shark / Be Cautious

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This morning on AWE24 Bo Fuente Di Sucesos! - CUIDAO PA BO NO CAY DEN E ESTAFA AKI, ENCUANTO UN TOUR DI CRUCERO PA UNICAMENTE 526 FLORIN there are two stories of fishermen catching a 3 meter Tiger Shark.
http://www.awe24.com/?main&id=2944&offI ... ate=2010-3

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The tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier is a species of requiem shark and the only member of the genus Galeocerdo. Mature sharks average 3.25 to 4.25 metres (10.7 to 13.9 ft) long[3][4] and weigh 385 to 635 kilograms (850 to 1,400 lb).[3] It can attain a length of over 5 metres (16 ft)[1] and a weight of 1,110 kilograms (2,400 lb) at maximum. It is found in many tropical and temperate oceans, and is especially common around central Pacific islands. This shark is a solitary, mostly night-time hunter. Its name derives from the dark stripes down its body, which fade as the shark matures.

The tiger shark is a predator, known for eating a wide range of animals. Its usual diet consists of fish, seals, birds, smaller sharks, squid, turtles, and dolphins. Tigers have been found with man-made waste such as license plates or pieces of old tires in their digestive tracts, thus the moniker, "the wastebasket of the sea".

This shark may be easily identified by its dark stripes which resemble a tiger's pattern. Its dorsal fins are distinctively close to its tail. They may encounter humans because they often visit shallow reefs, harbours and canals.

Second only to the great white shark in number of recorded attacks on humans,[5][6] the tiger is considered to be one of the sharks most dangerous to humans, along with the great white shark, bull shark and the oceanic whitetip shark.[7]
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Old Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 08:22 AM
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Almost all the fishing boats go by the lighthouse then around to
the 'windy' side of the island so I don't think there is any
reason to be afraid. They catch them a lot here.

In 5 years have never heard of a shark attack.
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Old Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 08:24 AM
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i agree that in 20 years i've never heard of a shark attack either but we would be remiss if we didn't mention it. for that one stray that has possibly gotten lost, we still need to remind our members to be careful.

thanks EBB for being one of the few along with lizzardo that actually does follow the news closely. the two of you make our lives better for it.

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Almost all the fishing boats go by the lighthouse then around to
the 'windy' side of the island so I don't think there is any
reason to be afraid. They catch them a lot here.

In 5 years have never heard of a shark attack.
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Old Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 09:13 AM
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it's a blessing, we can now eat authentic original keri keri recipe
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Old Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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the recipe is here

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Old Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 09:40 AM
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I remember about 30 years back a fisherman was attacked by a hammerhead shark. First and only time I heard of a shark attacking someone.
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lisa, that sounds really yummy. do you serve it with or over something traditional?

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sure you can either combine it with pan bati or funchi. this dish is a tradition. and is being served at the several stands at the community centers today.
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Old Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: Tiger Shark / Be Cautious

If I'm reading the article correctly, the shark was caught about five miles off-shore, past the airport. Sharks are fairly common north of Aruba but a shark to the south of the island is very unusual.

I'm like everyone else; in 16 years of living on the island, I never heard of a shark attack on a human (although shark fishing at Boca Mahos was a regular weekend activity for some thrill-seekers).
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