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    Another rare shark caught off Japan coast, died two days later

    Why didnt they release it if its so rare? ALOT of animals are not able to survive in captivity especially one that is a bottom of the ocean dweller.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070207...k_070207172210

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    Payback time may well be illustrated by Frank Schätzing's, The Swarm:

    http://www.amazon.com/Swarm-Novel-Fr.../dp/0060813261

    Read it and worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh
    Payback time may well be illustrated by Frank Schätzing's, The Swarm:

    http://www.amazon.com/Swarm-Novel-Fr.../dp/0060813261

    Read it and worry.
    The link isnt working .....

    Just kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn2004
    Why didnt they release it if its so rare? ALOT of animals are not able to survive in captivity especially one that is a bottom of the ocean dweller.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070207...k_070207172210
    What a shame. It sounds like they expected it to die but wanted it for study.

    Considering the theme of the threads lately, I have to ask: Was the shark gay?

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    Honestly, I believe no matter how much we do the destruction is still going to happen.Just a few people are not going to make a difference no matter how much we try.

    To clean up the oceans one could start with the coal heating constantly putting mercury into the water through China. Not to mention oil spills and the pipeline that is ruining alaska's ecosystem. But its too much money involved.

    Here's more info on the book- it sounds like a book my husband would like.

    http://www.strangehorizons.com/revie...rm_by_fr.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabel

    Considering the theme of the threads lately, I have to ask: Was the shark gay?
    This made me laugh out loud thanks I needed it today

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    2luvmy is offline RIP Ragdoll. You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live now.
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    I read somewhere that when deep sea creatures surface, it is because they are ill and/or dying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2luvmy
    I read somewhere that when deep sea creatures surface, it is because they are ill and/or dying.
    I believe that to be true in many cases. I have to wonder why this happened twice that we know of.

    Lion

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    It wasnt an unusual depth I guess when I started researching it.





    Demersal to mesopelagic inhabitant of outer continental shelves and slopes; known depth range is 130 to 3 940 ft (40 to 1 200 m); most individuals have been caught off Honshu, Japan, at depths of 200 to 920 ft (60 to 280 m); there is curious record of a 42-in (107-cm) specimen supposedly netted near the mouth of the Murray River, South Australia, but there is some doubt about its capture locality.



    http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geuq2Ep8.../m_owstoni.htm



    It lived for two days, I bet it was in shock. They figure capitalize on it before it dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn2004
    Why didnt they release it if its so rare? ALOT of animals are not able to survive in captivity especially one that is a bottom of the ocean dweller.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070207...k_070207172210
    Tha Japanese are always catching something in the nets, usually poor little dolphins.
    Funny, two sharks so rarely seen would pop up in as many weeks.




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