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Poll: Scariest sea creature?
  • 34.7% - Shark. I grew up in the 1970s. I remember what they can do. 691
  • 26.6% - Jellyfish. They’re just so … fluid. 531
  • 4.8% - Stingray. They look safe, and then- POW! 96
  • 8.8% - Manatee. Never trust them. NEVER. 175
  • 4.6% - Some other sea creature I’ll mention in the comments. 91
  • 20.5% - All of them. The ocean is a HORRIBLE place. Boo hoo hoo. 409
1993 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?



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2xhero


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Giant Squid!!

rprebel


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Kraken

email4saundra


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Beware the Kraken!

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tiler100


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A box jellyfish can be run over a boat and scatter deadly pieces throughout an entire diving expedition.

The bite from a blue ringed octopus can leave you unable to breathe for 12 hours. You'll be still aware and very awake while your friends and rescuers are giving you CPR.

notnotlickingtoads


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There's that giant squid in Mariana's trench with the big eye. Kinda creeps me out.

luke975


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stingray. ask steve Irwin.

I always did like yardsales.

missyscove


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Jellyfish, easy. Sharks have to decide to bite you. Jellies are just floating along and bam, you're dead.

curtisuxor


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In the immortal words of Karl Pilkington:

privatesoul


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The ocean is certainly not a terrible place. We fear what we don't understand.

nellb123


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cabbage heads always grossed me out.

nell-on-wheels

Bloodshedder


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Stonefish.

xeju


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This was a tough one...

I saw Jaws in the theater when it came out because my Grandma thought it'd be a good idea. I was about 7. D'oh!

I've also heard jellyfish horror stories. But they always seem to be stories told by a "friend of a friend".

I picked stingray. Thankfully, I don't have first hand experience. But I watched a coworker get carted off the beach in an ambulance in South Florida because he didn't shuffle his feet.

The ocean is scary. There's way too much life out there. Good news is... we're putting an end to that pretty quickly!

steakndani


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2xhero wrote:Giant Squid!!



I was going to vote for the Giant Squid too. They come up from the depths, and will grab a swimmer and haul them back down without batting an eye. At least sharks can be dissuaded by striking on the nose and eye area. The squid just wrap you up and you're gone. Shivers!

kenypoo


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Moray eel

fuzzypeaches


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Kraken lives! He's alive, I tell you! ALIVE!!!!

10 quality post! Whoo hoo! I'M SOMEBODY!!!

fuzzypeaches


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BTW...Who in the tarnation is scared of a sweet ole manatee? Wimps & puss.

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fuzzypeaches


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luke975 wrote:stingray. ask steve Irwin.



Touche. (But in all honesty, didn't just about everyone know it was coming. You just can't get that cozy with dangerous critters so many times before your number comes up. I kinda thought it was going to be a croc that was going to take him out.)

10 quality post! Whoo hoo! I'M SOMEBODY!!!

berblaine


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Giant squid/ Kracken

bblhed


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Dolphin is my pick, Flipper might look nice and friendly but why don't you ask the trainer at Sea World why they won't get in the water with him? I have seen dolphin in the wild gather rocks in their mouth and spit them at land animals. Remember that Bambi looks cute but Deer kill more people than any other wildlife out there, but they are so cute that no one thinks they are dangerous, just like Dolphins.

gwal01


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Sea Horses. They are tiny but intimidating! Don't trust them!

mlegrimm


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Um, Squids! Why was that not an option?!

mygazebo


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R.I.P. Steve

luke975


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fuzzypeaches wrote:Touche. (But in all honesty, didn't just about everyone know it was coming. You just can't get that cozy with dangerous critters so many times before your number comes up. I kinda thought it was going to be a croc that was going to take him out.)



yeah he was an Loco in the Coco. and it was a shame how the mom had the daughter singing and dancing after he died. like some celebrity parents forgot they are supposed to provide for their children, not the other way around.

I always did like yardsales.

thorozaine


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R'lyeh is at the bottom of the sea, so, Cthulhu.

NadineES


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Sea Krait: Can't fool me they are snakes and docile my foot.

vannote


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Octopi. Eight hands down.

suedelp


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If you turned this around and asked each of those animals who they were most afraid of and included "humans" among the choices...humans would win hands down ..i'm thinking 100%.

snaysneed

stella54


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The great white whale - Moby Cranky Doodle Donkey

stella54


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stella54 wrote:The great white whale - Moby Cranky Doodle Donkey



Herman Melville's great white whale.

olperfesser


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Scariest, none really. Here in South Florida, divers fear nothing. But the only creatures that would cancel a dive are jellyfish. They are not deadly, but the stings can be very painful.

sparklecoogs


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I'd go with either the Humboldt squid or the bull shark, both of which have a history of aggression toward humans. No dice on the giant squid; for an animal to be scary, it has to show itself every now and then.

And then there's the creature from that documentary, "Cloverfield." It came from the ocean.

HomerTime


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That creepy fish with the light that dangles from his head to lure prey.

miken927


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HomerTime wrote:That creepy fish with the light that dangles from his head to lure prey.



That is one creepy mother!


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purplefeather


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It's a giant pillbug. I think coming face to face with such a thing in real life would result in a huge therapy bill.

chasebechtol


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Anybody that voted for anything but jellyfish does not live on the coast where these things constantly patrol, just looking for their next victim.

BonnieMoffett


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bblhed wrote:Dolphin is my pick, Flipper might look nice and friendly but why don't you ask the trainer at Sea World why they won't get in the water with him? I have seen dolphin in the wild gather rocks in their mouth and spit them at land animals. Remember that Bambi looks cute but Deer kill more people than any other wildlife out there, but they are so cute that no one thinks they are dangerous, just like Dolphins.



aolshove


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Killer Whales. It's right there in the NAME!

laeggerichs


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Portuguese Man of War!!

Metallia


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Forget Giant Squid... COLOSSAL Squid. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossal_squid