Thursday, November 30, 2006

When Ocean Creatures Attack

I think the beasts of the sea are rising up against us land-lubbers.
Exhibit A:
California sea lions attack humans

In Southern California in June, a sea lion charged several people on Manhattan Beach and bit a man before waddling into the water and swimming away. In Berkeley, a woman was hospitalized last spring after a sea lion took a chunk out of her leg.

Last year, a group of sea lions took over a Newport Beach marina and caused a vintage 50-foot yacht to capsize when they boarded it. And a lifeguard in Santa Barbara was bitten three times while swimming off El Capitan State Beach.

In Alaska, a huge sea lion jumped onto a fisherman's boat in 2004, knocked him overboard and pulled him underwater; he escaped without serious injury.

Exhibit B:
Shamu attacks trainer at Sea World

While underwater, the whale opened its mouth and grabbed his foot and kept him underwater for a period of time.

And finally, Exhibit C:
Ice Collapse Could Cause Seas to Rise

It's like they're trying to take over the WHOLE WORLD!

I don't know about you coastal dwellers, but I sure am glad to be inland...and 6,000 feet above sea level. Though I suppose the way things are going, it's just a matter of time before dolphins can drive and Shamu drops from his hot air balloon to snowboard down Sunrise Peak.


eaf said...

Have we learned nothing from Douglas Adams?! So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Incidentally, remember that scene in Frinding Nemo at the end where all the fish swim down and escape the fishing net. It really happened off the coast of Norway.

The fish are pissed... and they know where we live...

eaf said...

That would be "Finding Nemo." Sheesh. What is a Frinding anyway.

cube said...

I posted about the Shamu gone wild attack too. I'm beginning to come around to your theory of the angry sea.