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Shark Flip
« on: 09/02/2006 14:33:55 »
Is it true that if you flip a shark on it's back while it is in the water it will lose conciousness?

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Re: Shark Flip
« Reply #1 on: 09/02/2006 20:03:24 »
YES..I am quite sure that is true..I am sure I heard it somewehere...though I of course could be mistaken...in fact I am sure I have even seen it done.....still....flip me on my back and girlys can play with my cuddly tummy !!

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Re: Shark Flip
« Reply #2 on: 10/02/2006 18:22:31 »
catatonic state, same with a lot of reptiles, eels, all of the sharks, chickens and many other birds all have their nervous system shut down when placed on their back, inducing paralysis.

Which lends itself to my gravity influenced nervous system (He takes a bow)

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Re: Shark Flip
« Reply #3 on: 12/02/2006 01:09:57 »
how come sharks dont go un-conciuos when they turn upside down during feeding.

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Re: Shark Flip
« Reply #4 on: 12/02/2006 15:25:31 »
Possibly because they are on the move, which means the whole body is on the move, especially at the end of the spine affording a pull on the spinal fluids strong enough to drive the circulation of the nervous system and maintain its function.

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Re: Shark Flip
« Reply #5 on: 12/02/2006 21:21:43 »
WHAT A PERFECT EXPLANATION,AND, YOU ARE VERY PHOTOGENIC,WHO IS THAT YOUR SAT ON


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Re: Shark Flip
« Reply #6 on: 12/02/2006 22:47:28 »
Yes I have seen this done with eels also. The eel's eyes are covered, the eel is laid down and just gently stroked from head to end. It's amazing to see it in a trance like that.

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Re: Shark Flip
« Reply #7 on: 15/02/2006 20:00:52 »
I trance my pet rabbit by putting her on her back with her head lower than her legs, works quite well for trimming her nails...
I assume most animals can be put into trances like this
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