nedjelja, 16. kolovoza 2009.

THE NIGHTMARE a common one, shared by anyone who has ever looked at the sea and imagined the monsters it contains. It goes something like this. You're swimming in the ocean just after dusk, salty black water surrounding you as far as you can see. Weary from swimming, you rest for a moment, letting your feet drift lazily down as you look at the points of light just beginning to appear overhead. Panic, dull at first but growing with intensity, hits when you realize that you cannot touch the bottom. You decide you can brave the moment it would take to test the water just beneath your toes but surface quickly in a panic when you feel nothing.

It's then that you feel it; a gentle swell lifting you from below and to the left, a movement of water that indicates that you are not alone in this patch of sea and that something . . . something big . . . is very nearby. Just as the thought registers, you turn in time to see a fin edging its way through the water towards you. As it closes in, you see a giant conical snout rising, its mouth yawning open . . .

There are a few predators on Earth are capable of such a thing but none quite so terrifying as Carcharodon carcharias, the Great White Shark.

But is the nightmare accurate? Is the monster the true beast or is there another side to this magnificent creature?


The French Magazine "Le magazine des voyages de pêche" in its 56th edition, brought up an amazing news: An astonishing love story.

"Arnold Pointer a professional fisherman from south of Australia set free from a certain death a big female White Shark that was cought in his fishing nets. Now the fisherman has a problem: He says: "It's been 2 years and she doesn't leave me alone. She follows me everywhere I go and her presence scares all the fishes. I don't know what to do anymore."

It is hard to get rid of an almost 17 feet long shark since the White Sharks are protected by the wildlife conservation, bu a mutual affection established between Arnold and "Cindy". Arnold says: "Once I stop the boat she comes to me, she turns on her back and let me pet her belly and neck, she grunts, turn her eyes, and move her fins up and down hitting the water happily…"


I wonder what if he could ride on her back? :-)