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What is your favorite shark and why?

Discussion in 'Marine Life and Ecosystems' started by sasscuba, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. sasscuba

    sasscuba Loggerhead Turtle

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    Mine is the hammerhead. :11: Just an awesome mysterious looking shark!

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  2. gangrel441

    gangrel441 Divemaster Candidate

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    I would have to say that if I knew I only have the opportunity to dive with one more shark ever, I would choose for it to be Whae Shark. I have several favorites for different reasons, and would have a hard time narrowing it down to one, but somehow diving with a Whale Shark seems to me the most special opportunity.
     
  3. Bowmouth

    Bowmouth Loggerhead Turtle

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    I would LOVE to see a tiger shark under water and although I'm sure it would scare the heck out of me it would be an awsome experience as well.
    Then again, bull sharks are high up on my favorite shark list as well but I've seen those already.
    I really like BIG and mean-looking sharks.
     
  4. BIGG_BUDD

    BIGG_BUDD Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Jax Beach, FL
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    I dig the mystery and size of the great white, the ferocity and bad attitude of the bull, and the absolute grace and speed of the mako...

    But every shark, regardless of shape or size has my respect. I've had the opporutnity to swim with white tips reefs and threshers. I hit Florida in 2 weeks, and hope to see more!
     
  5. webhead

    webhead Instructor, Scuba

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    The megalodon. So it's not around any more but you have to like a shark that has teeth the size of a beer bottle.
     
  6. sasscuba

    sasscuba Loggerhead Turtle

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    I have 3 Meg teeth...awesome.:D
     
  7. Aquanautchuck

    Aquanautchuck Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pacific Northwest--Oregon
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    Hammerhead by far. I even had one tattooed on my shoulder.:D
     
  8. dive_lover88

    dive_lover88 Great White

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    Location: Singapore...(A nice city where i'm loving it!!)(".
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    I have been intrigued by the thresher sharks for a long time... and i really like them!! they're so graceful:)
     
  9. Vie

    Vie Divemaster Candidate

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    I've never seen one but my favourite is the tenguzame/goblin shark, Mitsukurina owstoni.
     
  10. ReefGuy

    ReefGuy Instructor, Scuba

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    Location: Punta Gorda, Fl.
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    Definately the Megladon, love finding their teeth. Same with the Snaggletooth.


    But for non-extinct sharks (and I know there's a species of hemi that still lives), it would have to be the mako. Fast, smart, big, and with an advanced heat exchange system. What's not to love?
     

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