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Re: [OM] [OT] I may never go in the creek again

Subject: Re: [OM] [OT] I may never go in the creek again
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:00:56 -0500
Based on the reported location on Cape Cod she was about 2000 feet 
inland in a place there is no water.  So, although I think it's likely 
she went up Beresford Creek I don't think it's possible to say exactly 
where she was since the GPS locator doesn't seem terribly accurate.  But 
you didn't see her because she was in there at 1am.  Just don't go 
skinny-dipping in the creek after midnight.  :-)

She was probably visiting the Cape to chase seals which tend to gather 
on the ocean side of the Cape.  Last time I was there this past August I 
heard it said:  "We don't have a shark problem, we have a seal problem." 
  :-)  It's interesting to see that after leaving the Cape she pretty 
much stayed well off-shore following the continental shelf.  But she 
found something in Charleston worthy of investigation or chasing.  Make 
sure it's not you.  :-)

Chuck Norcutt  (who goes to the Cape each year but doesn't live there)



On 11/5/2012 4:59 PM, Jim Nichols wrote:
> Interesting, Charlie.  But is all of that based on a single "ping" in your
> creek?  Could it be a false signal?  Or female curiosity............
>
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charles Geilfuss" <charles.geilfuss@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Olympus Camera Discussion" <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 3:39 PM
> Subject: [OM] [OT] I may never go in the creek again
>
>
>>   This is way off topic but I have to share:
>>
>>              http://sharks-ocearch.verite.com/
>>
>>    Go to this website. It will display a map of the Atlantic Ocean and
>> the east coast of the USA. This is a web page put out by a research
>> group that tracks sharks with radio tags. On the right side of the
>> page you will see a tab "Sharks". Click on it and a list of names will
>> appear. Click on the shark named "Mary Lee". A window with information
>> will slide out. Scroll down and click on a button labeled something
>> like "Where I've been". A path will appear on the map. As you can see,
>> this shark was tagged up along the NE coast up where Chuck lives. She
>> made her way down the coast at a pretty good clip. Off the coast of SC
>> she moved in closer. From this far out it looks as if she went inland.
>> WTF. Zoom in closer and we see that she entered Charleston Harbor,
>> swam up the Wando River and took a turn into Beresford Creek. I know
>> this creek well as my house backs up to it. This shark probably turned
>> around and went out the way she came in since the creek gets pretty
>> small as it nears where it goes under I-526 Interstate. Ultimately she
>> made her way out to sea again. Now go back to the information panel
>> about this shark and you see that she is a 16', 3500 lb. Great White
>> Shark! At the point of the last radio ping in Beresford Creek it is
>> only about 40' wide. I've seen plenty of small sharks up these creeks
>> but would never in my wildest dreams imagined a shark this size going
>> that far up the river.
>>
>> Charlie
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