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Encounter
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Published: March 15, 2019
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In Siike culture, sharks are seen as heralds for the Shark God and Protector of the Oceans, Ka'sras. They are to be respected and one should keep a healthy dash of caution when running into them. Uri looks down in awe upon an absolutely massive shark while on a fishing trip.
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Angellovescucumbers's avatar
Angellovescucumbers|Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful 😍
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Anoki-Doll|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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Sp00kyScarySkeleton's avatar
Roll initiative. 

Sorry, saw the title and couldn't help it. Arts awesome!
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Anoki-Doll|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha that would be a scary encounter!
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JadeRavenwing|Student Digital Artist
Beautiful
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Anoki-Doll|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Had an encounter with a Porbeagle shark once, I was in waist deep water with my friends swimming around in some deeper water off the beach. I see the fin in the water, shout to them, and they all rush out. I can't swim so I'd have to try and scramble out, possibly tripping and getting myself into trouble. So I stood still, and watched it.
The Porbeagle swims to where I am and slowly circled me, clearly looking to see what am I. I just keep calm (despite my brain trying to conjure up horrible images of being eaten and dragged away), and slowly turn my body from the waist up and my head, keeping an eye on the shark.
After a couple of minutes (it felt longer), it turns away and swims off. I watch it go, then head back onto the beach... where I had a little freak-out from the suppressed anxiety attack.
I knew if that shark wanted to hurt or kill me, it could have easily done it. In a way, I felt it knew I was trusting it, and that it could trust me.
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You probably weren't in any real danger. Probeagle sharks typically don't grow much bigger than 8 feet and they prefer snacking on fish and cephalapods. I can only find one case of a Probeagle shark biting someone and it was a provoked encounter. But you did the right thing standing still. Probeagle are active hunters. More likely it noticed your friends splashing around and it came over to investigate. River Monsters host Jeremy Wade actually dove with Salmon sharks, a larger cousin of the Probeagle, in chummed up water to evaluate their danger to humans. The Salmon sharks eagerly went for the chum, but always turned away from Jeremy despite swimming at high speed. The best thing to do when a shark is around is to keep your cool and not panic.
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omnicogni| General Artist
What a great account! I am a little envious.
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Anoki-Doll|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is an amazing story!
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GokuMartin's avatar
Siike are Polynesian, right?
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Anoki-Doll|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I based some of their culture on them, yes. :D
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AjaOkami|Student Digital Artist
Loving it,  I quite like how the water looks!! ~
I love how the boat looks as well, it looks cosy! ~ 


Also, fun facts about sharks!:

Did you know there's a type of shark called the "Basking Shark" eats plankton?
There's 440 shark species that are known! ~

And, did you know that one of the most common sharks is the "Spiny Dogfish shark"?
They're usually found in the North Atlantic oceans!
The Spiny Dogfish are quite small, and they're quite social... They live in schools.

(They're called "Dogfish" because they travel and hunt in packs) !
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Anoki-Doll|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!

And yes, I looove sharkies.
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good work~!:)
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Anoki-Doll|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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LoveXPoints's avatar
I like the perspective Heart The water looks great, well done  
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Anoki-Doll|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Anoki-Doll|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank ya!
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sealdeer's avatar
that's so pretty!! i love how you paint water!
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Anoki-Doll|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm still learning how to paint water so it's been fun figuring it out.
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McSlackerton|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Anoki-Doll|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :>
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