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Seven Great Whites Spotted Today In Cape Cod Bay

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The whole South Shore of Massachusetts is filthy with sharks now.  Yeah you might not see them on the top part of the water column in over thirty feet of water but they're around.....and picking you up on their electroreceptors (ampullae of Lorenzini) every now and then.  And get this....Greg Skomal can't put an electronic tag on every White Shark.   It's just logistically impossible to think he has them all tagged.  Even the sharks that do get tagged cannot  ping on the limited amount of shark buoys on all of the South Shore coastline.           

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3 hours ago, HanoverStriper said:

No sharks in that area...

Except for the one last year that took a bluefish off my coworkers line at the boat in the same spot we were diving 

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That was a joke. I just didn't want to tell the guy he's diving in the sharkiest waters on the south shore. Manomet and Ellisville get more pings than any other shark buoys on the south shore every year. Might have something to do with the ridiculous seal population in that area. 

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1 min ago, HanoverStriper said:

That was a joke. I just didn't want to tell the guy he's diving in the sharkiest waters on the south shore. Manomet and Ellisville get more pings than any other shark buoys on the south shore every year. Might have something to do with the ridiculous seal population in that area. 

Yea, it’s pretty unnerving getting in the water there. I don’t get paid enough for that 

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Oh and the title of this thread should be changed to 10 instead of seven because Skomal found a few more that day too.   :eek:

Edited by flylikabird
Hey mods....Can the thread title be changed to Ten instead of Seven?

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On 6/25/2019 at 7:41 AM, bdowning said:

20 guys on brewster flats just soiled themselves. :p

Seen em at high tide in casting distance on brewster flats months ago. 

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22 hours ago, Southcoastphil said:

A joke is required of all new posters, lest you arouse the wrath of the powers that be.

 

Welcome aboard!

:howdy:

 

 

Not so.  ONLY in the Fly Fishing Forum is a joke mandatory, because that's the only Forum where failure to post one is automatically punished by the specialized apps TimS likes to create in his spare time; makefart.exe, knotfail.exe, and so on.  However, a joke is permissible everywhere. 

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As of last year's GW discussion, there are no seal-eating orcas in US waters, though there's a pod or two or three in Canada's near-Arctic. I propose we start making trips to their home waters and chumming the area with herring laced with viagra, to encourage them to breed faster. 

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8 mins ago, BrianBM said:

Not so.  ONLY in the Fly Fishing Forum is a joke mandatory, because that's the only Forum where failure to post one is automatically punished by the specialized apps TimS likes to create in his spare time; makefart.exe, knotfail.exe, and so on.  However, a joke is permissible everywhere. 

Ahhhhh, I now stand corrected and duly chastised for my egregious error.

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Repentance is good.  

 

We must be careful of error.  From error cometh sin, from sin judgment, so let us not lead novices astray, even though he might be a Red Sox fan so who cares?

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On 6/25/2019 at 7:28 PM, BrianBM said:

Culling seals would need changes to Federal law.  Not happening.  Culling GWs, if that's what was meant, is also probably subject to Federal law.

 

I don't know how visible a GW may normally be from a boat. Are they on top enough for shark-watching cruises, as people now go for whale watching cruises?  

 

As for bathers ... GWs munch on a couple of southern California almost every year. It doesn't seem to discourage them one bit. 

 

 

Brian, California has a long history of coastal sharks,,,,,what's happening here is very different and changing rapidly 

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26 mins ago, BrianBM said:

As of last year's GW discussion, there are no seal-eating orcas in US waters, though there's a pod or two or three in Canada's near-Arctic. I propose we start making trips to their home waters and chumming the area with herring laced with viagra, to encourage them to breed faster. 

Not so fast my friend...

 

https://whdh.com/news/http-whdh-com-news-fisherman-captures-stunning-video-of-orca-whale-swimming-off-cape-cod/

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There are orcas here during the winter.  A bunch of seals with huge bite marks where found through out winter on the outer cape beaches.  Fresh on the sand with blood everywhere in February.... unless the GWs are here all winter 

Edited by Aaron Barmmer

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