Posted by: Debra LaValley | July 15, 2012

July 15, 2012

Cue JAWS Theme . . .

It is July and once again the news is filled with shark sightings and shark attacks. You would think folks would know by now that sharks LIVE in the ocean. It is their space. I feel sad when I hear that a shark is being hunted because it thought a surfer or swimmer was a seal or other food choice. I feel badly for the humans – but really – kill the shark? I also heard on the news that shark populations are actually decreasing – and humans going into the water are increasing. I will get off my soap box now.

The other day – there was big news about a great white shark following a kayaker. There was a photo of the guy in the kayak looking back at a large dorsal fin. A surfer was in the foreground – looking on (this surfer had alerted the kayaker about the shark). No one was hurt – but I bet that kayak had to be rinsed out big time!

I think I have mentioned this before – but this photo reminded me of something I saw back when the movie JAWS first came out. I was at Wellington State Park in Bristol that is on Newfound Lake. In the distance was a boat pulling a water skier and behind the water skier was a giant dorsal fin following him. It was one of the funniest things that I had ever seen. I wish I had a photo of it. Of course – it was funny because there are no sharks in Newfound Lake.

SO folks – this is a reminder … it is July and thar be sharks in the ocean. Just sayin’

I will take my shark in a Blue Lagoon in Honolulu thank you! šŸ™‚

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