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Old 01-23-2018, 10:16 PM   #1
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Snorkeling Off Venice Florida For Sharks Teeth

A couple of years ago we found this tooth off Venice beach. After Irma there must be lots more newly exposed.
That is a quarter. Not a dime.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:09 PM   #2
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:23 AM   #3
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Very nice !! That would have been one scary fish !!
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I guess that's an example of why Venice has the reputation as the "shark tooth capital".

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Megalodon?
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:54 AM   #6
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Funny how some areas have heavy concentrations of fossilized shark teeth and other areas are completely barren. SWFL is loaded, the east coast not so much.
A friend drills water wells in NJ finds shark teeth all the time in the tailings but never on the beach.
There must have been a whole lot of sharks around back then.
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:42 AM   #7
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Exactly
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A lot more Great Whites around So-Cal due to conservation and other factors. A good thing; they were here first. I have seen a 9-10 ft. Juvie last year and a solid 12-14 footer about 10 years ago both within 100 yards from the beach.
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Lots of Great Whites on Cape Cod. Grey seal population is out of control.
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:06 PM   #10
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They are everywhere. You can track them here:

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Old 01-25-2018, 04:39 PM   #11
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Yes they are! And we have an agreement. I don't swim in their living room and they don't swim in my salon.

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147 people have died from the flu the past couple months in my County alone, and that includes young healthy people. Not sure how many people were killed or seriously hurt in car crashes and falling down stairs the past couple months, but I would think its also a fairly large number. IE, I don't worry about them too much and if I had my choice I will take the shark over the drunk, uninsured motorist.

When we head offshore to free dive we wear shark cords. The pic shows my buddy ahead of me with the long cord trailing from his ankle. We are 10 miles out in >2K ft. deep crystal blue water and no one around for miles. We saw some amazing fish that day, but didn't get any. These particular cords have come along away technically, and they are not cheap. I believe the Aus Gov requires spear fisherman to wear this particular model of cord in some places, but don't quote me on that.
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Purpose of a shark cord?
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Good reason not to snorkle near Venice, Florida.
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Purpose of a shark cord?
I'm interested too. I google'd "shark cord" and I'm assuming it's not a vacuum cleaner power cord like the majority of the results would imply.

Perhaps this?

https://sharkshield.com/shop/freedom7/
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it is supposed to create an electrical field around the swimmer/surfer etc that repels sharks.

There is a lot of skepticism regarding their effectiveness. Most of the information regarding how great they work is distributed by the people who sell them. The research behind them is inconclusive.

When you think of the millions and millions of people who go in the water, and consider that there are less than 100 attacks per year, and less than a dozen deaths, worldwide, its really not a concern.


More people are killed by all of the following, than by sharks:
Cows
Horses
Mosquitos
Bees
Dogs
Hippos
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Vending Machines
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Shark dental floss...
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https://sharkshield.com/shop/freedom7/

I don't have any interest in the company, besides using it, but for any divers out there, this is the product I am using.

Electrical field that sharks find very uncomfortable due to the receptors in their snouts which they use very effectively for locating prey.

The battery is quite powerful and takes several hours to recharge it. It will zap you good if you lift it out of the water and it touches skin.

I realize there are no guarantees in life, but based on the studies I have read it appears to be effective. There are also people out there who disagree with the findings.
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Good reason not to snorkle near Venice, Florida.
Those sharks teeth that they find around Venice are fossils. The sharks have been dead for millions of years. Yes, there are live sharks around Venice, also, but no more than you find around any other beach, anywhere you might go.
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Allways, funny to read, that more people die from car accidents etc, than from shark bites. I drive every day, and still alive. So being killed by a shark, does not make me happier. I mean, everything that kills, often or now and then. Is never better or worse, for the victim. So if i die from a airplane toilet seat in my head. Or a car accident, i don't care.
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