GANSBAAI, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08: (EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS DIGITAL IMAGE HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO BLACK AND WHITE) A Great White Shark is seen in the Indian Ocean near the town of Gans Bay on July 8, 2010 in Gansbaai, South Africa. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Holy crap!

Seeing a shark dine on seal like this, is like witnessing a lion feeding on a zebra on the Serengeti in Africa.

Right in our own backyard!

I don’t know that I could have taken this video. I mean, I know it’s nature and all but, wow.

In the summer of 1975, a friend and I hitchhiked down to Daytona Beach Florida. (I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Daytona but it’s an absolutely gorgeous, white, sandy beach that cars are allowed to drive and park on.) The Atlantic ocean water was warm with manageable waves and everyone was splashing around, swimming and body surfing, including my friend and me.

At one point, a reporter came up to me on the beach and asked if I was afraid to go into the water. I asked him why I should be and he replied “sharks?”.

I hadn’t been paying attention to a movie that had just been released that summer. Probably a good thing.

Do you remember the first time you saw the movie Jaws? I don’t. But it has since given me pause.

Because swimming in the sea is like walking through the Serengeti. There are wild creatures there who are just living their lives and you’re just another thing in their world. So seeing a shark dine on a seal may be awe inspiring and frightening to us, but to the shark and unfortunately the seal, it’s just another day in the life in the wild.

Oh, and by the way, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy has just started their summer “let’s go look for great whites in the ocean”  tour down the Cape. For a mere $2500, you can take a charter boat for six to see great whites in their natural habitat. (Information HERE)

Me? I’ll just be watching from the beach…on the sand.



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Julie is of Mexican decent. She is the midday host on 1057 WROR in Boston.

She loves working in radio, music, dancing and Jeeps.

She also enjoys riding her bike, yoga, skiing, showshoeing, ice skating, roller skating, running, going for walks, mowing her lawn, planting flowers, ripping up things she didn’t plant in the first place.

Julie loves to laugh and have fun. She’s an avid reader, loves good movies.

A few of her favorites are Koyaanisqatsi, Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, Nebraska, The Notebook, Brokeback Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, First Blood, ET, Forrest Gump, When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail. She watched It’s Complicated so many times she eventually made the croque monsieur and homemade chocolate cake.

Julie knows a few chords on guitar and wishes she allocated more time to play.

She has two grown children and the light of her life is her beautiful, smart, funny granddaughter she wishes she could spend more time with.

She is also a recent stage three colorectal knsr survivor.

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