Great White Shark Caught in Barkley Sound

Hey All,

Look what is going around on the internet rumour mill. A little give away is the phone # on the crane.



(West side of Vancouver Island)

While the ocean vessel 'Dawn Raider' was commercial fishing for dogfish,
this Great White was hooked in the mouth but only resisted slightly for 15
minutes before it came up alongside the boat to have a look; long enough
for one of the crew members to slip a rope around it's tail !!! 'And that's
when the s**t hit the fan!!
The Shark took off towing the 42 foot fishing boat backwards through the
water at about 7 Knots. Just like in JAWS, the boat was taking on water
over the stern and the crew watched in horror as the shark would actually
jump completely out of the water at times. This went on for an hour before
the shark finally drowned. She weighed in at 1035 LBS.
It is suspected she followed a weak El Nino current into local waters in
search of food. Although mid 60 deg. water is considered ideal for these
sharks, the larger ones can tolerate water in the low 50s.

"I wish I could describe the feeling of being at sea, the anguish,
frustration, and fear, the beauty that accompanies threatening spectacles,
the spiritual communion with creatures in whose domain I sail. There is a
magnificent intensity of life that comes when we are not in control but only
reacting, living, surviving. I am not a religious man per se. My own
cosmology is convoluted and not in line with any particular church or
philosophy. But for me, to go to sea is to get a glimpse of the face of God.

At sea I am reminded of my insignificance - of all man's insignificance. It
is a wonderful feeling to be so humbled. " Steven Callahan