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Marlin attack

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Oct 10, 2002
I was just watching the local news and a marine biologist on Maui was studying a pod of False Killer whales trying to kill a Marlin. The injured Marlin took a look at the diver, aimed, and speared him right under the collarbone, then took off. The diver was hospitalized but was in pretty good shape considering. This entire production must have been pretty fascinating to watch. Luckily the diver will be alright and live to dive another day. It's amazing that there are people out there who have the ability and sack to spear these powerful and potentially dangerous creatures. Maybe someday I will too.
He got the video.

I read about that too, he was video taping the event. Despite getting speared he contiued to tape and got the video!

I also read about it but the story that I read put a different light on it. The story quoted the videographer as saying that he was filming the pod of False Killer Whales that were trying to eat a Marlin that had passed him by with pieces of its flesh trailing around it, that the whales had formed a group around the marlin, the marlin took a look at the easiest way out of the group (which happened to be in the direction of the videographer), and "gave it full gas."

The story made it sounds as if the Marlin were simply trying to get away from its attackers and did that by running over the smallest thing in its way rather than actually "attacking" the cameraman....

Regardless, glad it wasn't me being turned into a human "en brochette!"

Bret :t
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