Cell phone Emergency Calls- How to get through

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one hell of a lot more important than any casting, tying or fishing tip, here’s one that might save you, a friend, a stranger. to report an accident, a fire and whatever else you might want to announce to any emergency service: police, medics, firefighters, rescue teams, etc.
as fishers we spend a lot of time in areas where phone coverage is either poor or inexistent. buy paying careful attention to the video below we’ll find out how the international 112 number works and how to increase your chances of getting through when we can’t make a ‘normal’ call. as seen on the videos comment box, the list of countries that offer this service has since grown from 70 to 200, including 32 of the World’s biggest GSM providers.

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this one’s a keeper, be sure to pass this on to all your friends and family. click on the image for more info and an updated list of countries where this service is in operation.
a big thanks to Mike Barrio for bringing this video to our attention.

Balls of Bait

” A bait ball, or baitball, occurs when small fish swarm in a tightly packed spherical formation about a common centre. It is a last-ditch defensive measure adopted by small schooling fish when they are threatened by predators. 
This instinctual behaviour is a defense mechanism, as lone individuals are more likely to be eaten than large groups. Bait balls can be 10–20 metres in diameter and extend to a depth of 10 metres. The bait balls are short lived and seldom last longer than 10 minutes.

However, bait balls are also conspicuous, and when schooling fish form a bait ball they can draw the attention of many other predators. As a response to the defensive capabilities of schooling fish, some predators have developed sophisticated countermeasures. These countermeasures can be spectacularly successful, and can seriously undermine the defensive value of forming bait balls. ”

the dramatic, frenzied activity of baitballs is an understandably favorite subject among underwater cinematographers. this one’s a little different as there’s a certain humorous quality which surpasses the actual feeding. enjoy !

quote source: Wikipedia