SHARKTOPUS: A Lethal New Species

  Marine biologists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have announced the discovery of a bizarre and extremely dangerous species of man-eating shark. Designated formally as Lamniforma Octopoda, the sharktopus, as it is referred to colloqui...

17th July 2010.
By Charles Doane

 

Sharktopus attack

Marine biologists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have announced the discovery of a bizarre and extremely dangerous species of man-eating shark. Designated formally as Lamniforma Octopoda, the sharktopus, as it is referred to colloquially, has been cited in a number of lethal attacks on swimmers over the past month.

Officials at WHOI have urged all those spending their summer vacations on or near the water to exercise extreme caution at all times. The sharktopus, they say, has exhibited an alarming ability to exit the water while seeking prey. Press here to watch a video detailing the feeding habits and origins of this fearsome creature.

 

WARNING: Elements of this report might be satirical. Farcical even.

BoaterMouth link: here

 


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Charles Doane is an editor-at-large for SAIL, where he previously was a senior editor. He also served as managing editor at Offshore and associate editor at Cruising World. Charles has logged more than 40,000 miles as an offshore sailor, including six transatlantic passages and some single-handed passages. His blog posts appear courtesy of his website www.WaveTrain.net.
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