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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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The Dreaded Bull Shark

Bull Sharks...I never heard of them before until maybe about 10 years ago..They can live in fresh water..I was in the USCG and saw sharks all the time when I was out in the Gulf Of Mexico..However..when I came back into port I never gave sharks much thought...See I use to duck hunt in Corpus Christi quite a bit... I would hold my shotgun and my shells over my head and walk out or about 200 yard to the Federal Duck Blinds that they had available for duck hunters. Now the proper way to get there is with a boat.. Not walking out hundreds of yards into a lagoon with salt and fresh water.. Maybe you can see where I am coming from on this post.. Here I am possibly putting myself in harms way by walking out into these lagoon that could have possibly had a rouge Bull Shark looking for a meal. LOL LOL...I thought I would just post this so you people just know about Bull Sharks and how they can live in fresh water....Below is a link that gives some info on BULL SHARKS. Bull Sharks aren't BULL!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_shark
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Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark

we get them here in the delaware, along with whales, dolphins and even a stray manatee. never give much thought to the sharks though because the are pretty scarce.

but have had dolphins come up to us before and people start screeming and trying to get out of the water cause they think their sharks.

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Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark

http://therockyriver.com/library/fis...og/bull-shark/

found up to 2,200 miles upriver in the Amazon. Godbless all of the damns on the Susquehanna.

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Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark

Most shark attacks are bull sharks they are pretty aggressive.

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Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark

Just so you know, Bull Sharks have been documented as far inland as Indiana in the Ohio River, and Illinois in the Mississippi. They've also been observed in the Potomac River, and they are known to live in the Delaware Bay so probably make excursions up the Delaware River.

I don't know of any recent observations. I have read that in 1922 a 12 foot shark was caught in the river north of Philadelphia. No species was listed only that it was a "man eating variety". I would venture a guess that it was a bull shark.

According to reports they were observed swimming in the streets of Brisbane Australia during flooding this past winter. Not unlikely as they breed in the river there.

Though its widely debated, it is suggested to be the species responsible for the attacks in Matawan Creek NJ during the infamous summer of 1916. The attacks that summer later inspired Peter Benchley to write Jaws.
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Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark

A shark swam up a stream in nj around the turn of the century and ate a bunch of ppl. they think it was a bull shark
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Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark

Here is a link that shows all the unprovoked shark attacks in U. S. Waters: Take notice how many are confirmed Bull Shark attacks..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ates_by_decade
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they have the highest testosterone level of any animal on earth....very aggressive
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I do remember shortly after seeing the first JAWS movie. I was wadding in the Susquehanna River at Perdix, Pa.. My mind just kept thinking about the Movie I just saw.. Yes thank God there are no fish ladder in the Susquehanna River (YET) that will allow Bull Sharks to travel up into the Harrisburg, Pa area.. DA A DA A DA A DA A dadadadadadadadadadadada!
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Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark

On the subject of fish ladders.... At one time sharks in lake Nicaragua were thought to be its own species. Until they tagged and tracked the sharks from the lake out into the ocean and back. Turns out they were common bull sharks that leap up the rapids of the San Juan river just like salmon would.

Can you imagine seeing an 8 or 9 ft shark leaping up river rapids, or a fish ladder?
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