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mojaveman
07-01-2015, 21:53
Ok guys, what is it something in the water? Ain't goin' swimmin' there. :p


https://gma.yahoo.com/shark-attack-man-airlifted-hospital-7th-reported-incident-201438430--abc-news-topstories.html

PSM
07-01-2015, 22:02
Anybody notice that Shark Week starts Sunday? ;) When are they going to devote a week to Squirrels?! :D

Pat

steel_eel
07-02-2015, 06:27
It's the abnormally warm water this time of year, coupled with some assholes chumming up the water 100m off the coast so they can fish for Jaws.

Team Sergeant
07-02-2015, 09:20
So how many attacks does it take "before" it reaches the logic centers of the human brain?

"Want to go swimming? Only been 6x shark attacks recently!"

"Nah, I'm good, I think I'll just collect some seashells...."

I'm beginning to understand how zero got elected into office.

PedOncoDoc
07-02-2015, 10:53
So how many attacks does it take "before" it reaches the logic centers of the human brain?

"Want to go swimming? Only been 6x shark attacks recently!"

"Nah, I'm good, I think I'll just collect some seashells...."

I'm beginning to understand how zero got elected into office.

Why don't the liberals just propose a law to ban sharks - that should fix everything. :rolleyes:

TOMAHAWK9521
07-02-2015, 11:14
That many attacks in such a short amount of time in relatively shallows water would indicate Bull Sharks. I know, that sounds like BS. But, in fact, it probably is, or are-Bull Sharks. Those things will get you in waste deep water or shallower if they want.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pjbH5OuBc4

SF_BHT
07-02-2015, 16:51
Why don't the liberals just propose a law to ban sharks - that should fix everything. :rolleyes:

no just #sharks are bad That will fix everything in the twitter verse

Five-O
07-03-2015, 05:22
Anybody notice that Shark Week starts Sunday? ;) When are they going to devote a week to Squirrels?! :D

Pat

Rumor going around Discovery Channel is stocking the Atlantic :D

tonyz
07-03-2015, 10:11
ABA convention in NC?

Guymullins
07-03-2015, 12:50
Ok guys, what is it something in the water? :p Ain't goin' swimmin' there.


https://gma.yahoo.com/shark-attack-man-airlifted-hospital-7th-reported-incident-201438430--abc-news-topstories.html

Down South here in Africa, it really is something in the water. We have also had a spate of shark attacks recently. Mainly by Great Whites (They always take the blame nowadays, its politically expedient). The reason seems to be the annual migratory shoals of Sardines that migrate South to North up our Eastern Coast against the warm Mozambique Current that flows the other way. Some years the billions of small tasty Sardines come in close to the beaches and can be caught in the thousands by hand baskets. This is just such a year and the huge shoals are followed by hordes of game-fish and sharks that feast on the bounty. In the feeding frenzy, the odd shark comes close to shore and adds a human or two to the menu. I wonder whether you have a similar natural boost to shark attacks in the USA?

Team Sergeant
07-03-2015, 13:31
I wonder whether you have a similar natural boost to shark attacks in the USA?

No, here we just blame it on global warming and Bush......:rolleyes:

Flagg
07-03-2015, 14:53
Next year will be the 100th anniversary of the Jersey Shore shark attacks from 1916:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Shore_shark_attacks_of_1916

The shark attacks that summer knocked WWI out of the front page headlines.

I think I recall reading it was an inspiration for Ptere Benchley's "Jaws".

I've done a fair bit of shark fishing(mostly catch and release) offshore NY/NJ as a deckhand.

In my experience, Blue sharks are like relatively harmless rats, Sand Tigers look scary but really aren't, the odd Thresher shark can be found feeding on the smaller stuff(their tails are dangerous!), Makos are awesome but far more often far offshore(although some, including a huge record holder on light tackle or flyrod, have been caught in quite close in the US Southeast).

We had a minimum 11 foot Mako take the back 1/3 off of a near 200 pound Blue Fin Tuna(2nd biggest in the tournament, but DQ'd due to mutilation)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DND717lnFLQ

Great Whites/White Pointers(only ever saw one far offshore on a dead whale). Rotting dead whale is like shark crack.

Did a trip or two to help stock the Camden Aquarium.

The big brains there said there are a few inshore "pupping grounds" for Great Whites/White Pointers.

I'd also suspect bull sharks(although I've never caught/released any) as they tend to like the warmer/shallower/coastal waters.

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Maybe shark attacks are an indicator of a healthy shark population?

Or maybe it's just more "lotto tickets" entering the water resulting in a few more tickets getting punched.

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I'd reckon the Carolinas have a much richer density of sharks than further north where I spent most of my time, warm enough to even get Hammerheads moving north up the Gulf Sream for a bit each year, rare to see them further north where I fished or to see them for very long.

Team Sergeant
07-03-2015, 17:23
Next year will be the 100th anniversary of the Jersey Shore shark attacks from 1916:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Shore_shark_attacks_of_1916

The shark attacks that summer knocked WWI out of the front page headlines.

I think I recall reading it was an inspiration for Ptere Benchley's "Jaws".



Big difference between a few shark attacks and a "serial" shark killer..... ;) I'm sure the FBI has that sharks psychological profile in its archives.....

Sdiver
07-04-2015, 10:28
I wonder whether you have a similar natural boost to shark attacks in the USA?

No, here we just blame it on global warming and Bush......:rolleyes:

Once again, T.S. is spot on .....

:eek:

XJWoody
07-04-2015, 18:00
...The big brains there said there are a few inshore "pupping grounds" for Great Whites/White Pointers...


According to the satellite pings from ocearch.org, Katharine (a 2300# 14' white) has visited the Pamlico Sound, and is currently not too far off the coast of Cape Hatteras. Genie (a similar sized white) has also visited the Sound, back in April. She sent her most recent ping May 28th off Cape Lookout. Mary Lee is a bigger white, 3400# and 16', but she hasn't been in the sound for a couple years. She likes the SE US coast too...

Try not to look tasty ;)

Badger52
07-04-2015, 20:55
According to the satellite pings from ocearch.org, Katharine (a 2300# 14' white) has visited the Pamlico Sound, and is currently not too far off the coast of Cape Hatteras. Genie (a similar sized white) has also visited the Sound, back in April. She sent her most recent ping May 28th off Cape Lookout. Mary Lee is a bigger white, 3400# and 16', but she hasn't been in the sound for a couple years. She likes the SE US coast too...

Try not to look tasty ;)Interesting to look at some of those sites that track their pings interactively on a map w/depth. Being really deep is a ho-hum. Seeing that it came back from the deep Atlantic up into an inlet to spend the day shopping in 30' of water could get your attention.
:cool:

I recall going down to Ensenada with my Dad as a youngster for yellow-tail and whatever. Most stuck in the memory was my 1/2 fish I got back from a shark and the Mex deck-hand up in the top of the boat with an M1 looking for targets. (Did manage to boat a tuna bigger than me. Some fish, we ate good.)

Shark Week! :D Wonder if they'll cover the use of UAVs over the SoCal hand-wringing out on the left coast with the white birthing ground.

Brush Okie
07-05-2015, 10:01
Breaking news there are sharks in the ocean.

The population of the world has doubled since the late 1960s. That is probably a factor as well.