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#1 CommonSense

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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:03 PM

http://copiaguenews.com/
23 Foot Great White Shark Captured in Copiague NY.

Copiague, NY. A 23 foot Great White shark was captured today in Copiague, NY. Town of Babylon Marine Enforcement, The US Coast Guard, 4 local Fire Departments and the Suffolk County Police Department successfully captured the beast and is now holding it captive at Tanner Park which is located on the South Shore of Long Island on the Great South Bay. As depicted in the bestselling novel Jaws by Peter Benchley and the subsequent blockbuster film by Steven Spielberg Great White sharks are man eaters responsible for the largest number of reported and identified fatal unprovoked shark attacks on humans. Marine biologist Anthony Rienkowsi believes that the animal entered the bay from the breach on Fire Island left by super-storm Sandy. Rienkowsi also claims that there is no logic to the animal being in this location especially with such cold water temperatures. The Shark nicknamed “Trump” by the locals will be held at the town beach until members of the Riverhead and NY Aquarium decide how, when and where they will safely re-locate it.

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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:08 PM

Rienkowsi also claims that there is no logic to the animal being in this location especially with such cold water temperatures.

That's what I was thinking.
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#3 Aquabach

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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:10 PM

Huh?
It's like 5 feet deep there.

That photo doesn't make sense too.
Look in the background.
Looks like cliffs like off Montauk or New England. Not Fire island.

But there are seals in the bay so maybe she was hunting.

I'm sure it will be all over the News by tomorrow if this is true.

Edited by Aquabach, April 02 2016 - 03:14 PM.

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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:12 PM

No way !?

#5 Paté

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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:15 PM

Shark Week came early this year.

#6 Tonto

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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:18 PM

any other confirmation?

Edited by Tonto, April 02 2016 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:19 PM

Like Makos and tuna the White shark has a warm blooded system in contrast to most other fishes. This allows them to tolerate water colder then most other sharks. Water here is colder now than most waters they frequent and would kill other sharks whites can tolerate the cold and survive in them. For how long I don't know, perhaps it had an injury and ended up here by mistake! Or maybe it's a belated April fools.

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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:22 PM

Someone explain to me how a fire department would capture a shark?
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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:23 PM

Based on the picture, I have to agree with Aquabach... Doesn't look like fire island
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#10 Tonto

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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:25 PM

Something smells fishy.....
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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:33 PM

That's one BIG fish!....I looked up the specs on Mary Lee. She is 16 feet and 3200 lbs....What do you think a 23 foot great white would weigh 6000lb +?

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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:33 PM

Cuomo just announced that he is banning great white sharks from entering NY.
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Posted April 02 2016 - 04:13 PM

"Great White sharks are man eaters "
No they are not. Crap pisses me off.
Later, Steve
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Posted April 02 2016 - 04:22 PM

Someone explain to me how a fire department would capture a shark?

A big net???

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Posted April 02 2016 - 04:23 PM

That's one BIG fish!....I looked up the specs on Mary Lee. She is 16 feet and 3200 lbs....What do you think a 23 foot great white would weigh 6000lb +?

To quote Quint on the Orca "she's a 25 footer, all 3 tons of her"

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Posted April 02 2016 - 04:28 PM

April fools? You don't just catch a great white and hold on to it. It takes lots of preparation to set up a suitable enclosure for a great white. Which is really impossible. No one or place has successfully kept a great white in captivity. Most aquariums that try end up killing the shark in with a few days to weeks.

They will need a million plus gallon pool to hold it in or have a large portion of the ocean netted off. Story doesn't sound right.
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Posted April 02 2016 - 04:44 PM

Back in 2003 I was stationed at USCG Montauk. We responded to a large shark in Fort Pond Bay. What we found was a HUGE great white. If I had to guess, around 20'. The beast actually came up alongside our 22' RHIB and checked us out. Guess what we did.......we went back to the station and notified East Hampton PD marine patrol as a courtesy. It's a shark. The ocean is it's home. What we did not do is try and capture it. That is just plain stupid. I have also been a volley firefighter for 18 years in a department with a marine division. We would NEVER even think about trying to capture or corner a great white. Something is not right with this story.
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Posted April 02 2016 - 07:46 PM

Personally I find the idea that they trapped a shark at tanner park to be rather unbelievable.

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Posted April 02 2016 - 08:27 PM

Shark Week came early this year.

Or April fools was late. :D





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