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It has always struck me as odd how terrified many people are of sharks. It’s one thing if you’re a surfer or fisherman, but why would people living thousands of miles from the coast list the marine predators among their greatest fears, when statistically you are more likely to be killed by a toaster?
The annual success of “Shark Week” continues to show how fascinated and petrified we are of these creatures. If anything, sharks should be afraid of humans — many species of sharks are threatened by human activities, including overfishing and shark finning.
If sharks were to disappear, it would be bad news for all of us. #loveforsharks
#SHARKS #lovenlife #beautiful #bethoughtful #care #sharkgirlmadison
4. Kilauea Volcano and Other Active Volcanoes, Hawaii
There are three active volcanoes in Hawaii, the most dangerous being Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island. This shield volcano's most recent major eruption was back in 1983, but as recently as 2014, lava flow from Kilauea came frightening close to reaching the town of Pahoa. A couple of centuries ago, over 400 people perished in the volcano's eruption, and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park system reports about 40 volcano-related deaths per decade. Causes include a deadly mix of gases, known as lava haze, which can be particularly deadly for visitors who already suffer from asthma and/or heart conditions.
#hawaii #hawaiian #park #volcanoes #visit #Kilauea
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland's County Clare
The stunning, and staggering, Cliffs of Moher attract about a million visitors annually. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, these cliffs of shale and sandstone rise nearly 400 feet above the oftentimes rough waters, making for gorgeous views -- albeit dangerous ones. Though the exact number of deaths here is unknown, several reports of deadly falls have been recorded. These were oftentimes caused by steep, uneven ground, a lack of safety rails, rain (causing slick terrain), and strong winds; in fact, sometimes the attraction is closed when winds are considered too strong. Unfortunately, the Cliffs of Moher are also known for suicides, the most recent confirmed one being in March this year. #wow #amazing #beach #saltlife #worldwide
Half Dome, Yosemite National Park
One of the longest -- and certainly most dangerous -- hikes in Yosemite National Park, the Half Dome requires a full day's trek to reach its peak, and at the summit climbers must rely on metal cables to reach the top. This is where some have met their death -- either slipping from the cables, or falling from "Death Slabs," massive, slick rocks that are particularly treacherous during inclement weather. Over 60 have died on the Half Dome, or on the hike towards it; other means of death include lightning strikes, heart attacks, and failed base jumps. #World #death #jumps #halfdome #yosemitenationalpark #peak #heart
Okay, so here is one of the most deadliest tourist attractions😱
1. New Smyrna Beach, Florida
According to the International Shark Attack File (yes, that is a real thing), Florida's New Smyrna Beach is the "shark capital of the world." And yet, plenty of tourists flock to its budget-friendly shores annually, despite the fact that the beach has reported about 250 shark attacks in its recorded history -- making it the beach with the highest number of attacks per square mile in the world. We guess some ocean-lovers are comforted by the fact that most attacks did not result in death; the waters are known for young bull sharks, who are simply confusing humans for marine-life food. Still, we'll just enjoy a spot safely placed on the sand, thank you. #beach #beautiful #beachlovers #wow #florida #ocean
SERAM ISLAND, Indonesia (WITI) — The rotting carcass of a massive sea creature washed ashore and was discovered Tuesday night on an island in Indonesia.
The creature, which measures around 49 feet long, washed up on Seram Island and was discovered by resident Asrul Tuanakota, the Jakarta Globe reports. Tuanakota initially thought the creature was a stranded #boat.
Many residents speculate the remains are from a giant squid or a whale.
Mbs Sangadji posted photos of the #creature on #Facebook #Wednesday afternoon. The post reads:
“Giant squid #discovered by Asrul Tuanakota on May 10, 2017, at 09:00 IEST. The Giant squid was stranded on the coast of Hulung #Village, Iha Kec. Huamual Kab. Seram Bagian Barat, Maluku. This giant squid is 22 m long, 4 m wide and weighs about 35 tons. It is hoped that there will be research by a related institution or university on the cause of death of this giant creature.” #giantsquid
At the turn-of-the-century, George C. Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the #world #famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, set out to build a full size rhineland castle in Alexandria Bay, on picturesque Heart Island. The grandiose structure was to be a display of his love for his wife, Louise #wife #isiand #love #georgeboldtcastle