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  1. #1

    Default Researchers Take Issue With Florida Shark Bite Terminology; Attack 'Is Just Not Accur


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    pretty bad political correctness even infiltrates 0ur language when speaking 0f animals, s0 silly. I supp0se it isn't "accurate" because it wasn't d0ne with 0bvi0us and intenti0nal malice. "0h my, s0 there I was at the beach, minding my 0wn business as usual, when 0ut 0f n0 where a large carniver0us fish came al0ng and engaged me in a c0mpletely unpr0v0ked event inv0lving my being bitten by it!" 0f c0urse referring t0 it as a "shark" w0uld pr0vide a c0mpletely visci0us mental image, and we must pr0tect the sharks fr0m undeserved, less than desirable, public views. as n0t t0 upset their delicate feelings and mindset.
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    Being Floridian and pro-shark and a former zoo educational animals speaker, I am on the opposite side sir.

    We dont go to african plains or Chinese jungles like we do the beach. In an event with a lion or tiger in their natural habbitat would we consider us intruding on their territory. But when we, a land animal, step foot into the water that is not only silt ridden but turbulent with a visability of 6in we blame the animal. I am still wondering why? Primarily surfers use the same look as a seal.. mostly because its functional and it works... However I completely agree that all shark attacks are not created equal. The great whites spinning surfers out of the water in Hawaii are not the same as a 4ft lemon shart charging a spear fisherman.
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    Merriam Webster dict.

    Definition of ATTACK

    transitive verb
    1
    : to set upon or work against forcefully

    2
    : to assail with unfriendly or bitter words
    3
    : to begin to affect or to act on injuriously <plants attacked by aphids>

    4
    : to set to work on <attack a problem>
    5
    : to threaten (a piece in chess) with immediate capture
    intransitive verb
    : to make an attack
    — at·tack·er noun
    seems accurate en0ugh. Interpretati0n is a fact0r h0wever.
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    Sandz, aren't most of these "attacks" in Florida done by baby hammerheads, and result in relatively minor wounds? I think my issue isn't so much the definition of attack as the associations we have put on the phrase "shark attack", to the point where just that phrase immediately blows the actual incident out of proportion.
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    I already discussed most of this privately to avoid outward attack or offense to anyone with a few people. The reason I hold that attacking is such a strong word and that sharks are this missunderstood critter is because a 2ft baby shark swims mouth open and chases fingerlings. If said shark bumbs against my leg in persuit of its bait, mouth open and im cut, thats not an attack. If a spearfisherman has their catch teathered to them, a 6ft lemon shark goes after his catch and drowns the diver, thats again, NOT an attack. Its a kill but they werent going after the human in either case. If the number of reported "attack" decreased, a lot of hatred would receed.
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    in these scenari0s I agree 100%. I like y0ur explanaiti0n, y0ur phrasing clears up a few p0ints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    ...a 4ft lemon shart...
    ...A what? o.0

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    Lemon shark. They're a small species of shark that lives in Florida, and have a pale, yellowish color (hence the name).
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    a lemon shart means you ate too much citrus... sorry had to say it...

    But i agree that the reaction to the term "shark attack" has always been way overblown since the movie jaws. I agree that the stats a scewed with encounters that really aren't an attack

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