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.....well. no bodyboarding, swimming, surfing, etal..at sunset this augustcwm15.gif . so many sharks around right now, and accidents happen. saw some kid 20 yds out, on a body board splashing w/ arms and feet, as the sun was setting todaykooky.gif . dinner? better odds to get sniped at that time of day with these h2o temps, according to a marine specialist I know. .02 wink.gif

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...and don't stand too close to the water, because sharks and killer whales have been known to beach themselves trying to get seals and penguins. cwm31.gif

 

Maybe we better just stay in the car, or just stay home and watch the ocean on a screen saver on the pc ?

 

Definitely too much shark week.

(Has anyone noticed that the weeknight shows on Discovery Channel during Shark Week have dealt with shark attacks almost exclusively?

I don't know about you, but I'd rather hear more about the NATURE of sharks, not on past attacks from 5, 10, 15 or 20 years ago!

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Just like a lot of posts, it turns to mud. Personally, I'm always aware of my surroundings and take precautions. It's all just a big joke, right? Not until it's your kid or someone you know. Grow up!

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View PostJust like a lot of posts, it turns to mud. Personally, I'm always aware of my surroundings and take precautions. It's all just a big joke, right? Not until it's your kid or someone you know. Grow up!

 

 

Hey, lighten up, huh. rolleyes.gif The chances of anyone getting attacked by a great white are......pretty remote. Unless of course someone foolhearty enough to swim among the seals in Chatham.

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I am....the post started as a beware/precaution type post and immediately was laughed at. I bust ballz as much as the next guy but it's always good to get a reminder...sort of like "you should wear a safety belt" in a tree stand because my neighbor died from falling out 2 years ago and left 3 kids behind. When it comes to messaging around safety, I guess some take more of a grasp on it than others. People can joke or say that sharks are not likely to attack and it's not going to keep me out of the water but it might make you think about kids on boogie boards, seal sightings at the beach or other triggers that could potentially cause disaster to strike. No one knows what they will do and if you tell me so, I'll call you a liar. They are unpredictable and demand respect and forward thinking when you inhabit the same water for recreation. Not trying to be a jerk, I just think someone that posts something warning your children to be careful deserves more respect. You have to admit, this has been an unusual year for the GW's and the seal population is growing rapidly. Add in the high water temps and record days of excessive heat and there is reason for concern. It's when you think you're safe that you're not. Can never to be careful. Cheers Bob...no harm beers.gif

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And stay away from vending machines, holes in the sand, and ladders while you're at it. cwm31.gif

 

Quote:

 

"Even digging a sand hole is more dangerous...

 

The New England Journal of Medicine reported that from 1990 to 2006, 16 people died by digging until the sand collapsed and smothered them. ISAF counted a dozen U.S. shark deaths in the same period. Clearly, you'd be safer in the water, with the sharks.

Still not convinced? Consider another ISAF statistic: In one year in the U.S., sharks injured just 13 people while nearly 200,000 were hurt in accidents involving ladders, toilets and chainsaws.

And in an older, but memorable study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, researchers tracked vending machine deaths from 1977 to 1995. Thirty-seven people were killed when they toppled a vending machine to get a reluctant quarter or cola -- an average of about two per year, or twice the number killed by sharks in the US."

 

http://news.discovery.com/earth/shar...-the-odds.html

 

 

I'll bet more people die from infections from handling stripers than by sharks. Best to give up fishing altogether I suppose. cwm31.gif

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whatever wise arse! No one said anything about giving up fishing...I certainly won't. Go put on a seal suit and take a swim in Chatham if you're such a tough guy know-it-all...rememer, I didn't attack you...you're being a smart azz. I've been shot, run over, biten by a venomous snake and broken close to 30 bones so don't tell me to stay away from a friggin ladder and a vending machine to make yourself sound like a tough guy and the cool kid! Geez, you people are amazing.

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before this gets any further. We all get the heads up, but at times to much is made about what some precieve as dangerous , but in reality when one considers the odds against other dangers, getting near a great white would be a remote situation to say the least. The point, however, is not a joke and each of us need to admit the possible danger of such an encounter.

 

Having fished with a few sharks during my life, I would not want to face a great white just to say hello. I applaud what they do for the seal population, especially if it can reduce the impact they have created on the resource.

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Point taken Angler #1. I was backing up what the original poster has said and the post got derailed quickly. I found myself defending the original posters intent and my own opinion because you know sometimes that this site doesn't always allow you to have an opinion without a certain amount of bashing. Done for the day here, sir. Have a good one.

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View Postbefore this gets any further. We all get the heads up, but at times to much is made about what some precieve as dangerous , but in reality when one considers the odds against other dangers, getting near a great white would be a remote situation to say the least. The point, however, is not a joke and each of us need to admit the possible danger of such an encounter.

 

 

Having fished with a few sharks during my life, I would not want to face a great white just to say hello. I applaud what they do for the seal population, especially if it can reduce the impact they have created on the resource.

 

Not to totally derail this conversation but GW's at the most are only going to get between 2-5% of any given seal population. It is not in their interest to wipe out a prey species.

 

 

That said I would prefer not to look like a seal whilst swimming. For those that think GW's don't inhabit colder waters might want to reconsider their thinking. On the west coast they are known to range as far north as Oregon - damn chilly water there. On the east coast studies from Sable Island 150 miles south east of Nova Scotia show that both GW's and Greenland Sharks commonly feed on the seal population there.

 

 

Following pictures are thought to be GW bite wounds, the Greenland shark evidently leaves a different 'corkscrew' bite mark. The human seal hunt inflicts vastly more damage to the seal population on Sable. Not that I care one way or the other.

 

 

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