Like to Be Scared? Watch This

Great White Sharks terrify me.  I don’t watch horror films but watching sharks tear through anything scares me to death.

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy is at it again with some amazing video on their Facebook page of a tagged Great White Shark chowing down on some dogfish off our coast.

Great Whites DO Eat Dogfish

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy has known from the study of the stomach contents of dead Great White Sharks that they consume dogfish, but this appears, according to their Facebook post, the first time it has been captured on film.

Every time I think about kayaking or swimming at the beach, I check their page the urge disappears.

Their post about the video clips says, “After sticking in the shallow water, tight to the beach after being tagged, the shark moved offshore, where it ate three dogfish within the span of about 45 minutes.”

See what they said there that part about the shark staying close to the beach in shallow water?  That’s why I am not going in the water around here.

Interesting Video

Another thing I learned by seeing this video was how big the tags they place on the shark. In the video of the Great White eating the dogfish, it looks like you can see the tag is connected with a chain.

I always imagined they were small tags that had a tiny radio chip in them.  I had no idea they were so big.

I see tagged birds with a tiny ring around their legs and it doesn’t seem to bother them but having something attached to me with a shiny piece of the chain seems excessive.

If you need a reminder of why not to swim in the ocean, give the video a look.

Speaking of the beach...

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

 

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