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SwimStud
October 2nd, 2007, 01:07 PM
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2007/10/02/phillips.ca.shark.bite.victim.kiem

Swimmy
October 2nd, 2007, 07:59 PM
Now Kyra will never do a race with me,Rich!:drown:

poolraat
October 2nd, 2007, 08:06 PM
I think I'll stick to the inland lakes, thank you very much!

slknight
October 2nd, 2007, 08:30 PM
I think I'll stick to the inland lakes, thank you very much!

I'm not sure you want to do that either. Have you seen this story?

http://www.boston.com/yourlife/health/articles/2007/09/30/brain_eating_amoeba_kills_6_this_year/

poolraat
October 2nd, 2007, 08:41 PM
I'm not sure you want to do that either. Have you seen this story?

http://www.boston.com/yourlife/health/articles/2007/09/30/brain_eating_amoeba_kills_6_this_year/

Given the choice between this and getting eaten by a shark......I'll stand by my previous statement.

slknight
October 2nd, 2007, 08:52 PM
Given the choice between this and getting eaten by a shark......I'll stand by my previous statement.

You know, I think I'd rather take the shark. I do surf occasionally, but fortunately great whites are not too common around here. Something about brain-eating amoeba freaks me out. :eek:

SwimStud
October 3rd, 2007, 08:16 AM
youhave to take a biological view of things and see we're all part of the great food chain...sharks, ameoba, worms...same thing...:rofl:

smontanaro
October 3rd, 2007, 09:21 AM
you have to take a biological view of things and see we're all part of the great food chain...sharks, amoeba, worms...same thing...

It would appear some amoeba are taking a shot at being at the top of the food chain: naegleria fowleri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naegleria_fowleri).

So much for the safety of inland lakes!

Skip

MAC swimmer
October 3rd, 2007, 12:26 PM
How about a Farralon Island 1 and 2 mile event? Any takers? Swimming in sharky waters is way way spooky.

ensignada
October 5th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Just another reason I love my nose clip...that, and it's an undeniable fashion statement.