Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Oh good! The first great white shark sighting of summer

Nothing says "start of summer" to me like the first great white shark sighting. It's a fine reminder of how the longstanding coastal tradition of enjoying our beautiful beaches and shorelines can possibly end in being chewed to death.

Of course, Bruce Sweet, captain of the 35-foot Sweet Dream III out of Gloucester, Mass., doesn't seem concerned -- he hooked one by accident Saturday and, rather than declaring the need for a bigger boat or blowing it up with a scuba tank, he took pictures and video. How very new millennium.

Meanwhile, it's worth reminding everyone to practice water safety, and to avoid making bombastic speeches when standing too close to a big hole in the bottom of your ship that's being stalked by genetically engineered sharks. I'm just saying.

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