Great White Sharks Off Cape Cod

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    I read Peter Benchley's book Jaws. I've watched the original movie, a true classic, and all its sequels.

    No way I would be going in the water with great whites out there. No way I would let my kids into the water with great whites out there.

    But people in and around Cape Cod do.

    Would you?

     
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    Stinson Beach near San Francisco has been reopened since they closed it due to a great white spotted close to the swimming area.

    [​IMG]Nothing to worry about they said.

     
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    This way to the Kennedy Compound ---------->
     
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    Great.

    It's wonderful that beautiful predators like that are making a comeback after being decimated.
     
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    I was just swimming in Cape Cod Bay 3 days ago. :eusa_eh:
     
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    It took almost 5 years to get me back in to the ocean swimming after seeing JAWS! :eek: I went to the beach, and stuck my big toe in the water, but i was too scared to go in the water any deeper than that....!!!! even stopped water skiing for those 5 years or so....

    I finally got over it....
     
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    They are not beautiful, they are killing machines. No remorse, no pity, no sense of of anything remotely human.
     
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    Cool,there are some truly incredible creature in the worlds oceans,nce had a monster tiger shark steal a 30lb tuna just as we got it to the boat.Other captains reported the also lost fish to a giant tiger,this thing was 15 feet long.
     
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    The funny thing is we were swimming around while nervously joking about Jaws!

    Our friend has a permit to drive out on Sandy Neck and we were out there all day long on Wednesday... Highly recommended and a gorgeous sunset too!

    I heard afterward that they had a sonar tracking device on the shark and they knew it was in the area but a couple miles out... I was swimming pretty far out though not that far... We did see a low flying Coast Guard plane do a fly over at one point. Pretty scary when you think about it...
     
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    I thought they were killing machines.

    Great Whites aren't shoving other Great Whites into ovens.

    They have a great deal of grace, they are amazingly adapted to their environment and eat only what they need to survive.
     

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