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There have been 5 shark "attacks" off MB this year. 4 in one day and 1 about a week earlier. Happened about a month ago and most likely bull sharks.

I go down there quite frequently and was there just last week and the only thing that has attack me is about 4 bottles of Sambuca and a couple of gallons of vodka. I barely escaped with my life.

I'm going to Oak Island with the fam for 9 days in the beginning of August. I think Oak Island is like an hour N of Myrtle. Nestled between Holden Beach and Cherry Grove.

Anyway, I like to swim in the ocean and I will go out far as long as I'm with someone. I like the rush, not gonna lie.

However, once I go out, and I don't care how deep it is, once something rubs up against my leg I am GTFO and not getting back in.

I also heard that when you see small schools of fish jumping out of the water around where the waves break, that is a sign that there is a shark around.

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Mpf!!! Lmao

LOL that totally sounds dirty, doesn't it?? oopsie

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Come play with me down there next week!

We have a friend that lives down there and is getting married this coming weekend and thought about it but Hell, I still haven't recovered from last week. Another week or weekend would kill me. What part of MB are you staying at?

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There have been 5 shark "attacks" off MB this year. 4 in one day and 1 about a week earlier. Happened about a month ago and most likely bull sharks.

I go down there quite frequently and was there just last week and the only thing that has attack me is about 4 bottles of Sambuca and a couple of gallons of vodka. I barely escaped with my life.

Sambuca is of the DEVIL!!! A evil concoction created from the fiery pits of hell!!! I used to enjoy it. Then one night i enjoyed way to much. The result was a devestating hangover unlike anything I had ever experienced. The memories still haunt me worse than the orange cisco and crazy horse malt liquor episode of 1989. Got a little off shark topic. My bad.

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I'm going to Oak Island with the fam for 9 days in the beginning of August. I think Oak Island is like an hour N of Myrtle. Nestled between Holden Beach and Cherry Grove.

Anyway, I like to swim in the ocean and I will go out far as long as I'm with someone. I like the rush, not gonna lie.

However, once I go out, and I don't care how deep it is, once something rubs up against my leg I am GTFO and not getting back in.

I also heard that when you see small schools of fish jumping out of the water around where the waves break, that is a sign that there is a shark around.

They say that the majority of people that have spent anytime in the ocean have been within 20 feet of a shark and never knew it. I surfed a lot growing up in NJ and saw just one. One time I had something bump my board as I was laying on it and it scared the bejeezus out of me. Don't know what it was, and don't want to know but it was either a shark or a dolphin. Never got back in the water that day.

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Stepped on a small bullshark as a kid in the channel to the ICW at the northern end of Cherry Grove as a kid. People who think Jesus was the only one to walk on water obviously never saw me that day.

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Well this is lovely... I've been at the coast since early june and the only thing that I've been paranoid about is rip-currents.

I have noticed fish jumping in the surf and just thought it was normal. But now that I think about it, when I see small fish jumping at the lake, that's a good place to cast for a big bass. So if these fish jumping out the ocean are almost as big as a nice bass themselves, how big is what's scaring them?!

Oh boy.

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Don't freak out. Dolphin love to herd in large fish (red drum) for eating too. Just avoid murky water where a shark like that will reaction bite at anything. When the water's pretty clear...sharks aren't just going to randomly attack things.

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There have been 5 shark "attacks" off MB this year. 4 in one day and 1 about a week earlier. Happened about a month ago and most likely bull sharks.

I go down there quite frequently and was there just last week and the only thing that has attack me is about 4 bottles of Sambuca and a couple of gallons of vodka. I barely escaped with my life.

Last I heard was that they think they were Blacktips. The bite radiuses were inconsistent with Bull Sharks.

We are heading down in 2 weeks....during Shark Week on Discovery Channel Week.

My 12 yo daughter is saying she won't go in the water.

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They say that the majority of people that have spent anytime in the ocean have been within 20 feet of a shark and never knew it. I surfed a lot growing up in NJ and saw just one. One time I had something bump my board as I was laying on it and it scared the bejeezus out of me. Don't know what it was, and don't want to know but it was either a shark or a dolphin. Never got back in the water that day.

Never seen one swimming.

However, I have seen MANY when scuba diving. Been on shark feeding dives....seen reef sharks, bonnethead sharks (smaller hammerheads) and even a Tiger Shark in open water.

Even did a Great White Shark Cage Dive off the coast of San Diego many years ago. That was the most incredible thing I have seen. Several 15-20 foot great whites coming up from below and biting at the cage. My heart was racing.

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Last I heard was that they think they were Blacktips. The bite radiuses were inconsistent with Bull Sharks.

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That makes sense because from what I could tell by the article I read, the bites weren't terrible....stitches and such but not chunks taken out of people. When a bull shark gets you, you usually lose a couple lbs. of flesh.

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