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Jaws is Back on Cape Cod's Truro Beach: Would You Go Swimming After a Shark Attack?

Chris D 2012/08/06 18:00:00
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Sounds a lot like the script of "Jaws." There was a recent shark attack on a Cape Cod beach... Really? I, for one, would never swim at a beach that had a recent shark attack -- recent being within the last 10 years -- but some people seem to shrug it off and hop right in the water. Would you swim at Truro Beach?

FOXNEWS.COM reports:
Several Cape Cod, Massachusetts towns are taking steps to beef up their protocol to inform lifeguards and protect swimmers against possible shark attacks on their shores.
steps beef protocol inform lifeguards protect swimmers shark attacks shores

Read More: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/06/new-strategie...

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  • Justin Teufel Hunden 2012/08/06 19:36:57
    Sure
    Justin Teufel Hunden
    +9
    Sharks are at every beach in America. Maybe not a Great White, but Tiger etc will always be around. Take a ride in a helicopter if you get the chance. Lol It's an Eye Opener! Their home, not ours. If you go to the beach to swim, you're swimming with sharks. Good thing that we don't taste good.

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  • intoler... doc moto 2012/08/08 19:19:11
    intolerantrwj
    +1
    ..... never forget ' Crocodile Dundee ' .... has bad guys tied up in cave and has his ' buddies ' guard them .... ' Can we eat them ... needs garlic '
  • doc moto intoler... 2012/08/09 00:53:41
    doc moto
    +1
    Love Garlic! Hawaiian word for Taste Good or something that is a delight to the belly, "ONO" like the way John L's wife spells her name, means taste good... They asked why the Hawaiian Islands are sometime referred to as the Sandwich Islands; as they also wonder what had happened to Captain Cook after the Hawaiian killed the p[oor fellow! So they asked one of the elderly Hawaiian gentle that were casting nets on the reef, he waved back and after catching a bag load of a variety of fish, they asked, is it true that your ancestor might have eaten Capt. Cook? One reply, Oh No!
  • ronbo 2012/08/07 18:16:52
    No Way
    ronbo
    +1
    Maybe in the hotel swimming pool but I,d be leery about the beach. There,s something about seeing a large fin moving beside you that,s a real turn off.
  • Ron Hanforth 2012/08/07 17:54:42
    Sure
    Ron Hanforth
    +2
    psst, guess what..there's always sharks near the beach.
  • NOT14U2 2012/08/07 17:43:10
    Sure
    NOT14U2
    I wouldn't worry about swimming after an attack as much as before one
  • keliffa 2012/08/07 17:29:03 (edited)
    Sure
    keliffa
    +3
    Anytime you go in the water, you are swimming with sharks but the chances of being bitten are so small.



    great white
  • doc moto keliffa 2012/08/07 21:39:16
  • keliffa doc moto 2012/08/08 12:38:06
    keliffa
    +1
    That's even better- the shark took a bite because he mistook the swimmer for food and let go when he realized he wasn't. SHarks don't go looking for human food.
  • doc moto keliffa 2012/08/08 17:21:01
    doc moto
    Almost 100% correct! Almost! Maybe it is their poor eye sight and then you can start a foundation to capture all the sharks and fit them with implants and that way they can really see well and who would or could be really tasty and to go by size and shape and go for the fatter ones? Imagine a smorgasbord of large food trays! Imagine that is what the scientist and those that study sharks say and yes, they and we and I do also; it was just a tasting thing, http://www.shark.org.au/study...
  • keliffa doc moto 2012/08/08 22:29:03
    keliffa
    Or we could actually respect the fact that WE are in THEIR domain and their are many things that can go wrong when you enter large bodies of water. Duh.
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/08/07 17:19:33
    Sure
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    But not the same day of it.
  • Pauline Pennini 2012/08/07 15:53:39
    No Way
    Pauline Pennini
    I like my body parts attached thank you
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/07 15:35:53
    No Way
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Wonder Woman WW Hell No
  • Q 2012/08/07 15:25:28
    No Way
    Q
    Not if I thought it was still around anyway, the guy's lucky he wasn't bitten in half like the surfer off western Australia not too long ago. When they tried to retrieve his body the guy on the jet ski was nudged by it in an attempt to knock him off and as a result they never were able to retrieve the body.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne...
  • bluelady 2012/08/07 14:34:21
    Sure
    bluelady
    +1
    born and raise on Long Island...we did see whites once in a great while...but normally sands((harmless) and blues(not real bad but will get ya if you arent careful)...back in the 50's and 60's theyused to hold shark hunts ..where they would get a couple of hundred boats out around Fire Island..on both the sound and the atlanic...chum and lights and noise would bring the sharks in...rifles and gaffs where used to kill them by the dozens...sometimes the sharks would win tho..as most of the guys were half drunk and sometimes a guy fell in or was shot by another drunk..
    but the next day you would see dead sharks lined up on the beaches
    it did keep the shark attacks down ..though it was barbaric and wrong
  • friend.wilkins 2012/08/07 14:13:21
    No Way
    friend.wilkins
    +1
    I'd like to say yes. Hell yeah! I'm a big tough guy! I ain't scared of no stinkin' sharks. lol But I've got to be honest. I ain't no big tough guy. I'd probably [expletive] my pants if I saw a shark swimming near me...
  • RLUX 2012/08/07 13:52:22
    Sure
    RLUX
    yes sure ha your crazy
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/08/07 13:45:44
    No Way
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    Nope
  • Ian 2012/08/07 13:13:28
    Sure
    Ian
    Yes still it would be in the back of my mind, love swimming in the sea and would not give it up.
  • doc moto Ian 2012/08/07 21:40:37
  • Brendakp 2012/08/07 13:11:59
    No Way
    Brendakp
    No thanks, I don't have a death wish.
  • Melissa 2012/08/07 13:08:11
    No Way
    Melissa
    I don't go swimming anyway. Too cold, plus I saw Jaws when I was about 5.
  • 001 2012/08/07 13:01:40
    Sure
    001
    +1
    I've been on a beach with nursing sharks not too far from the shore. They aren't really dangerous. We also went to see them from the docks and they were beautiful. But I wouldn't go to a beach where aggressive sharks roam underneath the waves.
  • sweetserinity13 2012/08/07 12:51:31 (edited)
    Sure
    sweetserinity13
    +2
    When we swim at our beach at any one time you are surrounded by sharks. I have seen pictures of swarms of sharks just swimming around people. The only times I wont swim at the beach is after dark and if I see dolphins feeding, because the sharks are behind the dolphins. sharks swarms
    thats what it looks like on any given day
  • HeroesFan313 2012/08/07 11:54:32
    Sure
    HeroesFan313
    +1
    To be honest, I'm not scared of sharks at all. I even wanna dive with them someday. If there was a shark attack at a certain beach, it doesn't really make you anymore likely to be attacked at that same beach than it does at any other beach. Besides, sharks only attack people when they thrash around like seals. People need to stop being afraid of sharks just because of Jaws. It's a freakin' movie, people! You don't see everybody being afraid of dogs because of Cujo, do you? If you dislike sharks, watch the movie Sharkwater. I bet you'll never think of sharks the same way again.
  • Terry McGinnis 2012/08/07 11:38:22
    Sure
    Terry McGinnis
    I'm not stupid enough to thrash around and yell or scream like the idiots who get attacked.
  • jeannie.vieira 2012/08/07 11:33:14
    No Way
    jeannie.vieira
    +1
    No would not take the chance and I wouldn't bring my child into the water like the idiot who got bit last week did.
  • the fuze 2012/08/07 11:23:40
    Sure
    the fuze
    I would just stay aware of my surroundings.
  • doc moto the fuze 2012/08/07 21:41:01
  • Meagan 2012/08/07 11:00:06
    No Way
    Meagan
    I really don't want to get eaten alive.
  • ♥K14 2012/08/07 10:44:35
    Sure
    ♥K14
    Although I'd probably drown seeing as I can't swim...
  • ScoutLdr 2012/08/07 09:59:59
    Sure
    ScoutLdr
    +1
    Why not? Life is filled with risks. In the end no one lives forever, we all die.
  • jerry.alan.carroll 2012/08/07 09:22:45
    No Way
    jerry.alan.carroll
    Hell, i will never set foot on a beach after what the Tsunami we had last year...that was just too scary.
  • Etrigan The Demon 2012/08/07 08:42:11
    Sure
    Etrigan The Demon
    +1
    I would feed them chum
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/08/07 08:41:45
    No Way
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +1
    I only swim in pools. The ocean is cold, salty, and full of things that want to kill me. Even sailors refrained from swimming in the ocean because they knew better.
  • Lady Katze 2012/08/07 07:33:58
    No Way
    Lady Katze
    I won't even go in water I can't see through.

    Sharks?

    jack sparrow gif
  • Shade 2012/08/07 07:17:28
    No Way
    Shade
    I would wait a few weeks then if there wasn't any other attacks, I would go back.
  • strawberry 2012/08/07 07:16:43
    No Way
    strawberry
    I love swimming in the ocean, never heard of shark attacks until last several years. Is media announcing more shark attacks.? Even the movie "Jaws" did not keep me out of the ocean. Sharks normally did not come so close to shore. If this is happening in large numbers, there must be pollution problems in our oceans killing fish off. Sharks are hungry, not enough fish.
  • Soylent Green is people!!! 2012/08/07 07:06:33
    No Way
    Soylent Green is people!!!
    NO WAY!!!
  • Tiah 2012/08/07 06:36:24
    Sure
    Tiah
    +1
    Just I would try and be more aware of my surroundings

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