William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD
CANADIAN VISITOR FROM AUSTRALIA MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD
Catch of the Day
1035 Lb Great White SharkThanks to Jim Steed for these photos of the shark
Caught by dogfish harvesters who were out for a lark?
From the Ucluelet waters which are deep and dark?
There now lurks the denizen Great White Shark?
The Chinese they like shark fin soup which is thin
For a fine sandpaper you can use shark skin
Italian shoes are unfortunately sometimes made
Of shark skin coloured leather of a finer grade
Are they now here, because of a climate change,
Because they formerly swam in a Southern range?
And that is why we feel a sense of the shocks ßand the awes
For the fate of this endangered species from the waters of Aus!
©Copyright November 24, 2006 by William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD
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.