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Guernsey 2019

foxfish

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Now that is interesting! I really can’t say what that would be without more details though.
Was it a basking shark, or something else do you think?
Looks like a big tuna or a sort of dolphin but as I can’t see it swimming I can’t judge....
My money is on a tuna?
 
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ep_haury

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I have some more questions, ranging form the seemingly simple to the rather outlandish:

1) Is there a good source that shows the types of flora and fauna the live at different levels on rocks around Sark that are sometimes underwater and sometimes abovewater? I'll take Guernsey or Jersey if that's available.

2) More specifically about the flora living on rocks that are sometimes above the water line: Barnacles. Are your kind sharp enough to draw blood if one either drags ones skin over them or puts ones weight on a bed of them (when above water)?

3) I doubt you've ever encountered a group of people underwater repeatedly pounding a bunch of flint stones the size one one's hand against the bottom of a wooden boat. But if you had, would that pounding have been audible form a distance in the water, or indeed from inside the boat?

4) Now I'm not asking if any of you got in a fist or even a knife fight underwater, but there anything any of you can say for how best one should move to be most effective (both attacking and savoring attacks) in such a circumstance?
 

Magpie

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You don't get any less random Eric!

1) Not off hand.
2) Certainly, plenty sharp enough.
3) Very audible, sound travels miles under water and you'd be effectively banging a big drum.
4) Bring a bigger knife. From my underwater fighting experience wide slashing roundhouse type strikes are far less effective than jabs as the water resistance slows down your arm movement far more, but your biggest problem is seeing whats going on as all the bubbles obscure your view. My most succesful underwater fights have been ones I've ended quickly, by having a bigger knife.
 
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Spirit

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I have some more questions, ranging form the seemingly simple to the rather outlandish:

1) Is there a good source that shows the types of flora and fauna the live at different levels on rocks around Sark that are sometimes underwater and sometimes abovewater? I'll take Guernsey or Jersey if that's available.

2) More specifically about the flora living on rocks that are sometimes above the water line: Barnacles. Are your kind sharp enough to draw blood if one either drags ones skin over them or puts ones weight on a bed of them (when above water)?

3) I doubt you've ever encountered a group of people underwater repeatedly pounding a bunch of flint stones the size one one's hand against the bottom of a wooden boat. But if you had, would that pounding have been audible form a distance in the water, or indeed from inside the boat?

4) Now I'm not asking if any of you got in a fist or even a knife fight underwater, but there anything any of you can say for how best one should move to be most effective (both attacking and savoring attacks) in such a circumstance?
 
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