Avoiding Sharks With Curlyamelie
Curlyamelie (aka “livejacks”) is a kind of flatfish found along the northern Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans of North America. It’s also known as common carp or a rock cod. The fish has an oversized, pointed snout with a wide, flat mouth. Its head is heavily bony, long and streamlined. Its powerful jaws enable it to grasp and kill small fish, as well as scavenging for food left behind by other ocean-going animals. The name “livejack” was given to this species due to the habit of these fish to hang around objects such as anchored ships, lighters and other pieces of wreckage where they can easily feed on the fatty scraps that accumulate there.
Because curlyamelie is so widely spread throughout the North American habitat, it serves as a host to a wide variety of parasites, including both worms and insects. An example of an insect that becomes trapped in a curlyamelie is the bedstool fish. Bedsstools (which, in scientific terminology, are called “bryopods”) belong to the class of “sted” fishes. Most common types of reefs or flats where givebacks are found house many other crustaceans, invertebrates, crustaceans and arthropods, as well as other species of fish like catfish and tuna. Even if the prey is unable to make it away from the curlyamelie’s powerful bite, at least one other fish will surely try.
Because its whole body screams sexuality, this species is commonly hunted by sport fishers and those who enjoy taking beautiful women for a swim. However, even though these people may sometimes get lucky, it still pays off to be very careful when snorkeling or diving into waters where curlyamelie reside. Even if a small amount of the oily secretion produced by the animals (the so-called “eotamaceous glands”) leaks out into the water, a large portion of these animals’ bodies remains under the surface, awaiting dinner. Those who snorkel near these creatures therefore must be extremely careful not to cause themselves any serious harm.
There are several things, however, that a person snorkeling or diving into waters where curlyamelie dwells should keep in mind. Because the whole body screams sexuality, this species naturally tends to attract a lot of prey, especially predatory fishes such as sharks. When this happens, it can be quite difficult to get away from predators. This is why it’s always a good idea to use both fins while snorkeling or diving, as a way of distracting sharks from snatching a swimmer.
If you plan on diving or snorkeling into waters where curlyamelie live, one good thing to do is to keep your body submerged in water as long as possible. In fact, doing this for several hours is usually sufficient enough to avoid sharks’ attention, though you should still be aware of your surroundings at all times. Try to blend in with your environment, going as far as possible to avoid giving the appearance of being a prey animal yourself. While this may seem like a good thing to do initially, it will definitely help a lot if you can eventually take down one of these creatures in a fierce fight, as their speed and strength is much greater than that of you.
The best way to get a good fight with curlyamelie is to try to expose your own body as much as possible to them. This can be done by wearing wetsuits full of razors, or by moving quickly through the water, as they have a great tendency to quickly close in when confronted with a fast-moving object. Since they have webbed feet, you can often grab onto their webbed toes to drag them towards you, then strike them with your hands to subdue them. If they are not able to move after this, then you may be able to simply use a stick to push them into a tank of warm water.