The oceans are pure carnage. The creatures of the ocean don’t care if their fellow ocean dwellers have a family, a handicap, or a peaceful disposition. If you don’t got your head on a swivel, you’re just meat swimming on borrowed time. And when you have the added pressures of humans looking to pluck you out of the ocean so they can toss you on a grill, I gotta image the anxiety levels underwater are astronomical. I wonder if they got CBD down there. Should start listening to the Joe Rogan Podcast.
Another example of how unforgiving the oceans can be washed up on a beach just a few miles north of Hilton Head, South Carolina last weekend.
Bryan Frazier, a shark biologist at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, submitted the below photo of a mutilated, nine-foot juvenile tiger shark that appears to have its stomach cut open and its teeth and jaw removed.
Frazier told The State that he estimates the shark was around 200-300 pounds and had been gutted open by a human being.
“They eviscerated it … with a straight-line cut that wasn’t done by an animal,” Frazier told the outlet. “It’s really a strange thing to do.”
“It’s a bit perplexing to see why anyone would do this,” he said. “You hate to see anything killed for no reason.”
Tiger sharks are a supreme predator off the Lowcountry coast, but are legal to catch and kill in South Carolina waters, The State reports. The law permits fishermen to kill one tiger shark a day if it’s longer than 54 inches.
And we get insulted when a shark takes a chunk out of us. All is fair in love and war.