Sunday, January 25, 2009

Goblin Girl... on shark diving!

So, I have my sisters four year old standing next to me trying to make a hostile take over of the computer so I will have to be quick! (Maybe he is still angry with me since I knocked him out the first time I tried playing wii this afternoon. By the way, I hope to be able to report later about my experience of goblin shark diving in the game "Endless ocean", or as it is called in the U.S., "Forever blue".)

I'm very flattered to have been asked to contribute to this nice blog. I will go out lightly by presenting a short video clip, that proves why I'm qualified to post on a shark diving blog - even if the videoclip is from an aquarium. (Also, I want to try how it works using blogger - I'm used to myspace).

Shark dive 1

If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to ask me!



Wild Shark Chase Ends in Fines

You hate to see images like these especially if you are a white shark guy, but it would seem not all fishermen out there understand that white sharks are protected in US waters.

In this Florida case perhaps they did know:

TAMPA | At first, Roger Young thought he was the victim of a practical joke. A great white shark in the Gulf of Mexico? No way," the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission captain recalled.

Over the years, Young has been sent on his share of wild goose chases. "But if we get a tip, we have to check it out, no matter how improbable it may be," he said.

The anonymous call, placed two years ago this month, reported that a white shark, like the villain from the movie "Jaws," had been caught on a grouper longline boat and brought into Madeira Beach.

"The species has been protected since 2004," Young said. "If you catch one, you have to let it go."

If you don't, it can be trouble.

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