ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 41st Edition – Great White Sharks, Releasing a Bird from a Fish Hook, McCardel World Record Bahamas Swim & Recent Catch ReportsNEWS Great White Shark Feasts on Seal The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, also known as great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a large lamniform shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans. The great white shark is very well known for its size, because it can exceed 6 metres (20 ft) in length and 2,240 kilograms (4,938 lb) in weight. It becomes sexually mature at around 15 years of age and has a lifespan of 30 to over 100 years. The great white shark is arguably the world’s largest known predatory fish, eating dolphins, porpoises, whale carcasses and pinnipeds such as seals, fur seals and sea lions. It is the only surviving species of its genus, Carcharodon. PLEASE CLICK HERE for more on Great White Sharks on our website now… Above: Photo by David Jenkins. VIDEO: National Geographic World’s Deadliest – Great White Shark vs. Seals Above: Re-posted from Nat Geo Wild – With keen eyesight, excellent hearing and sensitive motion detectors, this great white shark is locked and loaded. Nearby seals are agile and alert, but they’ll have to move fast. PLEASE CLICK HERE to view the video of the world’s deadliest ultimate predator on our website now… How to Release a Bird from a Fish Hook Wherever fishermen and birds overlap, sooner or later a bird gets hooked or entangled in fishing line. What happens next will determine the fate of the bird: If the fisherman cuts the line, the bird likely will die from starvation, as its capacity to forage is impaired, or dehydration, if the line becomes entangled in the trees at its roost site. Or a savvy fisherman will reel the bird in, set it free, and save its life. But to protect him or her self from the bird, which will flap long wings, squawk loudly, and snap its beak, a fisherman needs to take some basic precautions. PLEASE CLICK HERE to read about these precautions on our website now… Chloe McCardel World Record Bahamas Swim Attempt Above: SPOT GPS Tracker progress for Chloe McCardel’s world record Bahamas swim attempt The following is re-posted from Chloe’s personal website/blog chloemccardel.com: I am very excited to announce I will be attempting a World Record 128km open water swim in the Bahamas during late October. Taking up to 48 hours to complete, the swim will start from the southern tip of the island of Eleuthera and finish at the island of Nassau. If successful I will have completed the longest solo, continuous, unassisted marathon swim in open-water in history!! I am commonly asked “Why?” when, in the past, I have mentioned my double and triple English Channel Solo Attempts, Cuba – USA attempt and now again I am asked “Why?” – usually by non-sporty people as sporty people understand without needing an explanation. Well, the longer answer is that I have always set out to push the boundaries of this sport – whether it was attempting a Double Solo English Channel Crossing on my first swim in the English Channel in 2009 or trying to swim from Cuba – USA in just bathers, goggles and cap (2013) under traditional marathon swimming rules. But, to save time my answer to their question is usually “Why not?”. To which I am often given a million reasons why not to swim crazy marathons (usually due to the physical difficulty) which makes sense to these people but not to me! For a starters… why live in your physical and mental comfort zone? We all know that incredible life-changing moments, growth, bonding experiences and transformation never happen there! PLEASE CLICK HERE for more information on this world record Bahamas swim on our website now… UPDATE: Chloe McCardel Completes Record-Breaking Ocean SwimMelbourne marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel has overcome jellyfish stings, exhaustion and hypothermia to complete a remarkable 128-kilometre swim across the Bahamas. The 29-year-old has secured her place in the world record books, completing the longest open-water solo, continuous unassisted marathon swim ever. PLEASE CLICK HERE to read more on our website now… Above: Chloe McCardel completes her world record Bahamas swim.
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