Tag Archives: sharks

Surf and turf

Since Island Beach State Park is one of my favorite stretches of the Jersey shore, I’ve noticed that an awful lot of untamed nature has been going on there. First there was a sighting of a 12-foot Big G in June, and now here’s this video of a feeding frenzy that actually came within the surf line. My first thought was that they wanted the new Blu-Ray of Jaws (which I wouldn’t mind getting, either) but they were dining on menhaden, which is already a popular bait fish — I guess the sharks decided to cut out the middleman and eat ’em before they became bait. The sharks in question were apparently browns and sand tigers. Not species that are usually dangerous to people, but you wouldn’t have wanted to be swimming when this buffet rush started.

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Friday finds

GW shark

Poems for Shark Week.

Is self-publishing a good route to landing a book contract? Check the numbers for yourself.

With publishing contracts, as with so many other deals, the large print giveth and the small print taketh away.

The Crooked Timber seminar on George Scialabba, all in one place for some quality reading time.

Harry Potter and the cheesy narrative lapses.

Which Hugo nominees would make good movies?

When Bob Dylan met Michael Jackson.

When Bat Segundo met China Mieville.

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