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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:08 PM
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Holy SHIT! Sundog, did you just see that Greenland Shark???
Never heard of anything like that!
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:13 PM
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1. no dammit!
i was too preoccupied posting in your other thread!

see what you made me do! :grr:
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:14 PM
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2. Lemme see if I can find some photos for you.
It's a shark that lives in the ocean from Greenland to New York, it's a giant! It's blind because it has parasitic worms in its eyes.

Looking for a photo. BRB.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:19 PM
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3. Greenland shark...
The Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus, is the one shark able to inhabit Arctic waters year-round. Only on a few rare occasions has it ever been observed alive by divers, and usually under conditioned circumstances. As my colleague Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark puts it, you are more likely to encounter the Loch Ness Monster than a Greenland shark. We should know. Dr. Harvey-Clark and I, as well as John Batt from Dalhousie University, have been searching for Skalugsuak unsuccessfully in the Arctic, Atlantic and Saguenay for close to five years. Skalugsuak is the shark's name in Inuktitut. Inuit legend says an old woman washing her hair with urine wiped it dry with a cloth that was blown into the sea by the wind. There, it became Skalugsuak, the Greenland shark. The legend makes a lot of sense. The shark's flesh contains a high concentration of urea that renders it inedible, even toxic.





http://divermag.com/archives/nov2003/atlantic_nov03.htm...
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:22 PM
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4. oh wow
i think i have heard of that one - it's a vegetarian so to speak...

inuit legend! even cooler :D
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:26 PM
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5. That's one ugly motherfucking shark.
See my sig line. }(
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:29 PM
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6. Is that Shark Sushi?
LOL!
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:29 PM
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7. shaddup you witch!
:P
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