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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharks have an extra sense. They can sense the electric signals of a moving creature using speacal skin pores on its face. It was found that a swimmer moving on the serface gives off a simaler signal of a frantic or injured fish. frantic or injured fish are sometimes on a sharks menu. Its another posible reason for shark attacks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, all animals in distress give off those signals. A human swimming calmly and smoothly doesn't, but if someone sees a shark and panics, then yes, that is more obvious to the shark. As great and cool as sharks are, they are wild animals. They do not speak our language. The stories about the tame sharks that let people pet them are great 'n' all, but be wary. Remember that under ideal conditions of time, temperature, and humidity, a living thing will do exactly what it darn well pleases. Sharks are known for biting and eating random stuff. Random, obviously non-edible stuff. They can bite even if not obviously provoked, never mind when people, being people, act like idiots and freak the shark out. Yes, movies like Jaws have made them out to seem more vicious and bloodthirsty than they really are, but don't necessarily believe everything you here about them being great an super nice and friendly, either. Sharks are not like dogs. Some may be friendly, but they haven't gone through thousands of years of domestication. They're wild. Respect 'em. =)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i read a book by the guy who wrote jaws and he says he greatly regrets it. there are only about 100 shark attacks a year world wide, most are in australia, and if memeory serves less than 25% are fatal. roughly for every person killed by a shark, 1 million sharks are killed by humans.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, all animals in distress give off those signals. A human swimming calmly and smoothly doesn't, but if someone sees a shark and panics, then yes, that is more obvious to the shark. As great and cool as sharks are, they are wild animals. They do not speak our language. The stories about the tame sharks that let people pet them are great 'n' all, but be wary. Remember that under ideal conditions of time, temperature, and humidity, a living thing will do exactly what it darn well pleases. Sharks are known for biting and eating random stuff. Random, obviously non-edible stuff. They can bite even if not obviously provoked, never mind when people, being people, act like idiots and freak the shark out. Yes, movies like Jaws have made them out to seem more vicious and bloodthirsty than they really are, but don't necessarily believe everything you here about them being great an super nice and friendly, either. Sharks are not like dogs. Some may be friendly, but they haven't gone through thousands of years of domestication. They're wild. Respect 'em. =)
actualy your constantly giving off electricity. All life does. Just by sitting in your chair you give off elictric charges. The chair itslelf is also. Why? Just study atoms. Atoms are molicules of incridably small. Think of the size of bactaria that make us ill, then go smaller. So small all you see is empty space with atoms here and there. To find what makes this electric charge look at the even smaller things that make an atom. The smallest particle ever discovered was the quark. then they quarks make up the protons neutrons and elelctrons. These three are the culprits for. The electric charges found in animals,people etc. protons have a positive charge,elictrons have a negitive charge,and nuetrons have no charge. these three make up atoms. and atoms will fuse together to make water,helium,carbon etc. (All life on earth is made of carbon) Everything around us is made of atoms. The sun uses the fusion of hydrogen atoms into heleum atoms to sustain itself. It will run out of hydrogen in 5 billion years and die. It will grow into a red giant engulfing the planets then shrink and slowly burn out. Atoms are every. The elictic pulse a shark senses is found on everthing. So just by a calm swimer sturing up the water will cause this. There is no possible way for a swimer to swim and not cause this.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

animalguy888 wrote:
Bronze wrote:
Well, all animals in distress give off those signals. A human swimming calmly and smoothly doesn't, but if someone sees a shark and panics, then yes, that is more obvious to the shark. As great and cool as sharks are, they are wild animals. They do not speak our language. The stories about the tame sharks that let people pet them are great 'n' all, but be wary. Remember that under ideal conditions of time, temperature, and humidity, a living thing will do exactly what it darn well pleases. Sharks are known for biting and eating random stuff. Random, obviously non-edible stuff. They can bite even if not obviously provoked, never mind when people, being people, act like idiots and freak the shark out. Yes, movies like Jaws have made them out to seem more vicious and bloodthirsty than they really are, but don't necessarily believe everything you here about them being great an super nice and friendly, either. Sharks are not like dogs. Some may be friendly, but they haven't gone through thousands of years of domestication. They're wild. Respect 'em. =)
actualy your constantly giving off electricity. All life does. Just by sitting in your chair you give off elictric charges. The chair itslelf is also. Why? Just study atoms. Atoms are molicules of incridably small. Think of the size of bactaria that make us ill, then go smaller. So small all you see is empty space with atoms here and there. To find what makes this electric charge look at the even smaller things that make an atom. The smallest particle ever discovered was the quark. then they quarks make up the protons neutrons and elelctrons. These three are the culprits for. The electric charges found in animals,people etc. protons have a positive charge,elictrons have a negitive charge,and nuetrons have no charge. these three make up atoms. and atoms will fuse together to make water,helium,carbon etc. (All life on earth is made of carbon) Everything around us is made of atoms. The sun uses the fusion of hydrogen atoms into heleum atoms to sustain itself. It will run out of hydrogen in 5 billion years and die. It will grow into a red giant engulfing the planets then shrink and slowly burn out. Atoms are every. The elictic pulse a shark senses is found on everthing. So just by a calm swimer sturing up the water will cause this. There is no possible way for a swimer to swim and not cause this.
Are you a super gienus! Im probly way younger then you... O_O
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zelda0909 wrote:
animalguy888 wrote:
Bronze wrote:
Well, all animals in distress give off those signals. A human swimming calmly and smoothly doesn't, but if someone sees a shark and panics, then yes, that is more obvious to the shark. As great and cool as sharks are, they are wild animals. They do not speak our language. The stories about the tame sharks that let people pet them are great 'n' all, but be wary. Remember that under ideal conditions of time, temperature, and humidity, a living thing will do exactly what it darn well pleases. Sharks are known for biting and eating random stuff. Random, obviously non-edible stuff. They can bite even if not obviously provoked, never mind when people, being people, act like idiots and freak the shark out. Yes, movies like Jaws have made them out to seem more vicious and bloodthirsty than they really are, but don't necessarily believe everything you here about them being great an super nice and friendly, either. Sharks are not like dogs. Some may be friendly, but they haven't gone through thousands of years of domestication. They're wild. Respect 'em. =)
actualy your constantly giving off electricity. All life does. Just by sitting in your chair you give off elictric charges. The chair itslelf is also. Why? Just study atoms. Atoms are molicules of incridably small. Think of the size of bactaria that make us ill, then go smaller. So small all you see is empty space with atoms here and there. To find what makes this electric charge look at the even smaller things that make an atom. The smallest particle ever discovered was the quark. then they quarks make up the protons neutrons and elelctrons. These three are the culprits for. The electric charges found in animals,people etc. protons have a positive charge,elictrons have a negitive charge,and nuetrons have no charge. these three make up atoms. and atoms will fuse together to make water,helium,carbon etc. (All life on earth is made of carbon) Everything around us is made of atoms. The sun uses the fusion of hydrogen atoms into heleum atoms to sustain itself. It will run out of hydrogen in 5 billion years and die. It will grow into a red giant engulfing the planets then shrink and slowly burn out. Atoms are every. The elictic pulse a shark senses is found on everthing. So just by a calm swimer sturing up the water will cause this. There is no possible way for a swimer to swim and not cause this.
Are you a super gienus! Im probly way younger then you... O_O


Not really. If I was a super geinuis I would actually be good at math but im not. I dont even know how to do most multiplacation. Which is not so good since I'll be going into my second year of highschool this fall. Instead I spend most of my time all year learning about sience in a bunch of different ways and memorising what I've learned.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*facepalm* wow people these days.... *shakes head* they think just because it looks scary they think its gonna kill everyone XD and yes coconuts are dangerous!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

animalguy888 wrote:
Bronze wrote:
Well, all animals in distress give off those signals. A human swimming calmly and smoothly doesn't, but if someone sees a shark and panics, then yes, that is more obvious to the shark. As great and cool as sharks are, they are wild animals. They do not speak our language. The stories about the tame sharks that let people pet them are great 'n' all, but be wary. Remember that under ideal conditions of time, temperature, and humidity, a living thing will do exactly what it darn well pleases. Sharks are known for biting and eating random stuff. Random, obviously non-edible stuff. They can bite even if not obviously provoked, never mind when people, being people, act like idiots and freak the shark out. Yes, movies like Jaws have made them out to seem more vicious and bloodthirsty than they really are, but don't necessarily believe everything you here about them being great an super nice and friendly, either. Sharks are not like dogs. Some may be friendly, but they haven't gone through thousands of years of domestication. They're wild. Respect 'em. =)
actualy your constantly giving off electricity. All life does. Just by sitting in your chair you give off elictric charges. The chair itslelf is also. Why? Just study atoms. Atoms are molicules of incridably small. Think of the size of bactaria that make us ill, then go smaller. So small all you see is empty space with atoms here and there. To find what makes this electric charge look at the even smaller things that make an atom. The smallest particle ever discovered was the quark. then they quarks make up the protons neutrons and elelctrons. These three are the culprits for. The electric charges found in animals,people etc. protons have a positive charge,elictrons have a negitive charge,and nuetrons have no charge. these three make up atoms. and atoms will fuse together to make water,helium,carbon etc. (All life on earth is made of carbon) Everything around us is made of atoms. The sun uses the fusion of hydrogen atoms into heleum atoms to sustain itself. It will run out of hydrogen in 5 billion years and die. It will grow into a red giant engulfing the planets then shrink and slowly burn out. Atoms are every. The elictic pulse a shark senses is found on everthing. So just by a calm swimer sturing up the water will cause this. There is no possible way for a swimer to swim and not cause this.


Yes and no. I mean, I know how atoms work, and which ones are necessary for life (not just carbon, by the way). But the electric charge of atoms is not the one that sharks pick up on. Theoretically, they shouldn't be able to sense that at all, because any kind of positive or negative charge makes for a not-perfectly-balanced atom, so it'll generally form a compound of some sort. That does have to do with the energy that powers the sun, but not so much to do with sharks. Sharks mainly sense the electrical charge produced by muscle contractions and the like. They are considered to be more sensitive to electricity than any other animal, but the kind of electricity that you're talking about is going on at a much smaller level. A shark can sense the electric field you produce just by having your heart beating. However, that alone is less likely to attract their attention than the increased heart rate and electricity that would occur if you were in any kind of distress, which is what I was originally trying to say. Not that just staying perfectly calm and still will guarantee that they leave you alone, but it generally improves your chances.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had only a brief lession on atoms and that was telling us how big it would be if it were bigger XD
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your more likely to get hit by a coconut and/or struck by lightning than eaten by a shark, because a shark has never eaten a person before, maybe injured or killed, but not eaten :D No animal is that pointless and cruel except for us. We'd even murder eachother over a pack of cards.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Your more likely to get hit by a coconut and/or struck by lightning than eaten by a shark, because a shark has never eaten a person before, maybe injured or killed, but not eaten :D No animal is that pointless and cruel except for us. We'd even murder eachother over a pack of cards.


No, no. Some predators play with their food. Hyenas eat their prey alive. Killer whales (Orca) play a game of catch. There are animals who can be as "inhumane" as we are, the only difference is that we have a conscience and they don't - and that we're more likely to bash ourselves before any animals, despite us too being animals.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cats will also play with there prey. (Most likely mice) But i dont think sharks play with there prey.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think animals do have consciences... >: Maybe not as complex as ours (especially certain species) but... yeah.

Actually, a shark has eaten a person before, I believe. There was a report some time ago that a shark attacked a person, swam away like usual, but then it came back for seconds! Shocked Not saying it's common or anything, but possible.
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