Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Sharks: You Decide





















The Register had another story on shark attacks at Orange County Beaches yesterday. They give the opinions of three people: A shark expert, a surfer, and a lifeguard at Huntington Beach.

You have your choice of whom to believe:

1. A scientist who has studied sharks for the last 45 years. He formerly worked for the Smithsonian Institute and the Office of Naval Research. He currently is a great white shark expert on the Shark Research Committee. He says that the teeth marks on the surfboard are those of a 16 to 17 foot great white shark. He says that the great white sharks, and other sharks, are in the waters off Orange County beaches. Further, he says "We have to realize our place in nature. We're subject to the animals that live there. For anyone to assume that couldn't happen, they're foolish."

2. The surfer whose surfboard was bitten. He saw a big shark nearby before the attack, but did not see the shark when it bit the back of his surfboard (while he was on it).

3. A lifeguard who is out of a job if no one comes to the beach because of the sharks. Although he just hauled a Mako shark up onto the same beach, he denies that there are great white sharks in the area. He says the only great whites sharks that he ever heard of nearby were three that hung out at San Onofre. The lifeguard seems unaware that the famous great white shark that was kept at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium a few years ago was caught off Huntington Beach and that another great white was caught right off the Huntington Beach pier just two years ago. The Register's article mentions both of these facts.

19 comments:

Steve Ruder said...

Stop picking on the lifeguards!

fooey langendorf said...

Steve, lay off, mellow, chill. Go down one to the Haw'n chair. It works, believe me.

Anonymous said...

I have been wearing a titanium shark suit under my wetsuit for some time now at Sano. I always carry at least two sticks of shark repellent while out at Four Doors. The bastards are everywhere. Be very careful, this is shark season at Sano.

Anonymous said...

BK told me that it is a conspiracy of the highest magnitude. He swears that the Bush CIA is stocking our local beaches with sharks brought in from Australia.

fooey langendorf said...

Anon', BK is like last Sunday's Times, and yesterday's coffee grounds, and you know what that means, don't you.

FYI, my real name is Shorty, although it's signed Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Puttzle, what has happened to your once intrigueing blog. You've allowed it to go way downhill. Que paso?
Who is this interloper Carton Esq. anyways?

Anonymous said...

I need to contact Henry Ford immediatly. Can any of you help me?

Anonymous said...

I'd gladly pay any shark substancial $$$ to take a chunk out of Henry Ford's fat white ass!

fooey langendorf said...

Anon' #5, that is easily the funniest remark about Ford-O I'v ever seen.

uncle remus said...

Henry Ford is a retired lifeguard who has saved many lives, killed several maneaters, as a matter of fact a barracuda attacked him at Double Duece in Hermosa Beach ripping a chunk from his ample belly.. He presently serves serves as a lecturer emiritus at the Foundation way up on the hill.

Anonymous said...

Well, my name is Anonymous, I would like to defend Mr.Henry Ford. In So. OC, Mr.Ford is considered a Legend's Legend. He is holder of our presitgious Granny Award issued to the 'last of the great ones'. There are non finer than he. 'Gracias' Enrique, you are El Jefe!

Anonymous said...

Yep, Henry Ford and Allen Seymour are two of the finest gentlemen to set foot on the sands of Sano. Both retired lifeguards, their lives and legends are something only us common folk can dream of.

Anonymous said...

speaking of sharks, after a lengthy interview with both Henry and Allen, their two favorite sharks were the Nurse shark and the Carpet shark. Look up these interesting creatures.

puttzle said...

Are you a long time reader, first time commenter, 3rd anonymous? Sorry you feel that way. San-O Daze is what it is. Go to my other blog if you don't like this one, although I haven't been posting there much as of late.

Sydney Carton, Esq. is a valued member of this blog and is no interloper. He has been doing excellent work while most of us have been absent.

Anonymous said...

you da man Puttzle. Murph says hi and don't forget the cookies.

puttzle said...

Got cookies for the Murph.

Anonymous said...

GOT MILK?

Sydney Carton, Esq. said...

Thanks Puttzle.
Did you bring us back any stories from your drivng adventures?

puttzle said...

nah

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