Shark Jumps out of Tank into Pool at Atlantis Bahamas

From ABC4.com: A shark managed to jump out of its aquarium and onto a water slide at a hotel swimming pool used by guests. No one was in the pool at the time. The female reef shark leapt over the one foot high barrier and slid down the slide known as the Leap of Faith at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.

Slide goes in the water?

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You go in the water.

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Shark's in the water.

Sadly the pool chlorine and the shark didn't mix and the reef shark died shortly thereafter... but I can only hope that when it is my time to go, it is via a waterslide.

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While I confess to being very ignorant about the jumping powers of reef sharks, "one foot high barrier" hardly sounds like a barrier at all. o_O

I am a huge douche and my commentary has jumped the shark.

By Jason Failes (not verified) on 23 Dec 2008 #permalink

The shark has jumped the blog.

By william e emba (not verified) on 23 Dec 2008 #permalink

Hmmmm.

I don't think the inclusion of a live reef shark in a =water slide= is going to be all that popular.

Frankly as I have a deathly fear of sharks if I had happened to be in the slide at the same time ... there would have to be a seriously clean up effort afterwards.

By memomachine (not verified) on 01 Jan 2009 #permalink

At least it got to ride a water-slide before it died.-_- X_X Chlorine purifies everything so much it's poisonous.

By Ilovemyfuzzies (not verified) on 05 Jan 2009 #permalink

Last time at Atlantis I tried to think of excuses for not going down that slide, chickening out...thanks, now I have the perfect excuse!!

I was da 1 who told d

By JOE JONASa lifeguard (not verified) on 19 Jan 2009 #permalink

This story is an urban legend. Sorry folks.

Wendy,
This isn't an "urban legend". I was at Atlantis 2 days ago, and there is now a large net covering the opening to the slide. We asked why the net, and a marine biologist told us it was due to the incident of them losing a shark a few months ago. Actually, while we were standing there, as someone went down the slide and through the acrylic tube in the lagoon, one of the reef sharks got startled and jumped about a foot out of the water (luckily no where near the edge). So, yes, this did happen.

This story is an urban legend. Sorry folks.Frankly as I have a deathly fear of sharks if I had happened to be in the slide at the same time ... there would have to be a seriously clean up effort afterwards.

That slide is a piece of Aztec art. I mean look at it's design. People walking up in line to a drop into a shark tank. Epic. Chuck Norris would be proud of this slide, and would dive into the shark tank before the end of his ride and kick some major shark ass.

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