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Where are the sharks in Europe?

Discussion in 'General Europe' started by Giap, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Giap

    Giap Angel Fish

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    According to fish books there are a lot of sharks species in north atlantic and the med , but encounters seem to be pretty rare..(except the occasionnal dogfish here and there)
    If you encountered sharks anywhere in European / English/Irish waters ,please post here !
     
  2. Mauifish

    Mauifish Barracuda

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    I just watched a special on sharks in the med on the discovery channel {shark week}, there seem to be several great whites in the Med and all the usual toothy critters that are else where, just less of them.
     
  3. ddimples

    ddimples Angel Fish

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    I know in Australia, near the beach, a man was eaten by a shark.. well, his legs at least up to his belly or stomach. it was really disgusting and it was sooo near the beach!!
     
  4. Bubble Junky

    Bubble Junky Course Director

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    Cornwall down the south-west of England has Blues and Basking sharks, and if you're to believe the tabloid press, Great Whites too !!
     
  5. Mike Veitch

    Mike Veitch Dive Charter

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    mostly in the holds of long liners i would think...

    :D
     
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  6. Zeeman

    Zeeman Solo Diver

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    Oh please.. Lord.. hold me back...
     
  7. _Bella_

    _Bella_ Barangay Pasaway

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    It was disgusting, was it? So you were there?
    Oh and this is related to sharks in Europe how?
     
  8. Hammerhead

    Hammerhead Solo Diver

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    Out of curiosity, how old are you?
     
  9. evil_xander

    evil_xander Manta Ray

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    Well, if any exist in the Adriatic, they rarely visit the shoreline. We usually get 5-10 sightings/near sightings per year, but maybe 1 or 2 really confirmed. These usually follow the ships eating leftovers...
     
  10. Giap

    Giap Angel Fish

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    Fishermen spot (or fish-out) blue sharks quite often far from the coast in south france / and spain "costa brava" but nobody as far as i know spotted them underwater.
    What about the blue sharks in Cornwall ? Have they actually been spotted underwater by scubadivers/spearfishers once in a while ?
     

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