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#1475423 - 06/11/2018 19:37 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
ColdFront Offline
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Commonsense may have prevailed. Apparently he was swimming at dusk also which isn't very wise.
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#1475451 - 07/11/2018 09:25 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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and another one at ballina. and the stats will show , no attacks while nets were up. So they took them down , and bingo! That will reignite the debate down there among the locals.

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#1475508 - 07/11/2018 19:03 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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But they don't use nets in the Whitsundays and only previously had one fatal attack in 60 years.

You're right though, it will reignite the debate.
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#1475595 - 08/11/2018 20:07 Re: sharks [Re: BIG T]
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Originally Posted By: BIG T
and another one at ballina. and the stats will show , no attacks while nets were up. So they took them down , and bingo! That will reignite the debate down there among the locals.


Im sure I heard on the news this morning that they had smart drum lines in place at Ballina. No nets were in place, but when the nets were in place, recent stats on the nets for Ballina were near 400 hundred innocent marine life killed for just three sharks and I'm not even certain the three sharks were even the targeted species.

Im looking for links.

Found it.
https://www.9news.com.au/2018/11/07/08/2...spital-leg-gash


Edited by EddyG (08/11/2018 20:12)
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#1475596 - 08/11/2018 20:18 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Edit time ran out.

The guy being interviewed nails it, nets would have been useless.
And its amazing how the media from one website to anther differ the shark in size from just over a metre to 2.6 metres.

I just watched it again, the guy being interviewed is the Mayor, someone buy the guy a beer!!


Edited by EddyG (08/11/2018 20:25)
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#1475621 - 09/11/2018 08:06 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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the Nets by design shouldn’t stop anything, one wonders how the stats are so good when they are installed. Makes no real sense, but the numbers don’t lie. So nobody wants a cull , or other animals to die by drum lines ( be them innocent or guilty animals ) and everyone wants to be able to take a paddle in the ocean with minimum risk of being attacked by a shark. Impossible situation really. NO wonder the locals are so divided.

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#1475638 - 09/11/2018 10:35 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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I suspect part of the reason attacks drop when nets are in place is due to the bycatch in the nets attracting sharks. Sharks are often seen along the net lines from the air but not always caught.

I spent 15 years robbing around the Whitsundays including at Cid Harbour and it was always known as a tiger shark habitat as turtles mate there every year at this time before heading to the quays and beaches. I believe these were either territorial attacks or mistaken identity. Either way , swimming at dusk is not that smart.
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#1475647 - 09/11/2018 14:20 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Sharks 'bigger and fatter' and numbers 'out of control' in north Queensland, fisher says

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-09/s...r-says/10480520

Not a bias opinion at all..lol
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#1475660 - 09/11/2018 19:45 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Yeah had a laugh at that myself. Commercial fisherman. Nothing to gain there wink
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#1475700 - 11/11/2018 12:45 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Someone got grabbed south of Perth a short times ago. That will only fuel the cull crowd even more.
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#1475783 - 13/11/2018 23:44 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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This makes good sense to me . After all there are tens of thousands of people that get into the sea every day for all sort of activities and don't have any problems from sharks.

I reckon I've been in the ocean roughly 9000 times and only had a few sharky encounters without any injuries.

Although I do feel for those that do get bitten.



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#1475848 - 15/11/2018 10:20 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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well theres no solution just yet that suits all parties. Ballina is divided over it. Most prefer no drum lines or nets , however they also want to live the beach lifestyle with kids coming up through the nippers & surf lifesaving culture, and if it takes nets to keep that in place , so be it. Growing calls at council that if they arent prepared to re install the nets , then they should make the council pool free entry. Be interesting to follow what they do.

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#1475860 - 15/11/2018 12:22 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Make it free for ratepayers and charge tourists.
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#1476657 - 23/11/2018 14:29 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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If you dress like a chocolate crackle and a fat kid bites you then its your fault.

Now change chocolate crackle for dressing like a seal and the fat kid is now a shark.

It's still your fault.
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#1476682 - 23/11/2018 19:52 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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I'd forgotten about chocolate crackles. Haven't had one for years, maybe decades!
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#1478151 - 02/12/2018 16:43 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Its your life use it as you see fit, don't whinge if life bites you back.

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#1483222 - 30/12/2018 18:16 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Chocolate crackles were a fav as a kid. Went for a swim at Ballina yday, chopper overhead, as im paddling out, shark alarm goes off,,sheesh.. Bloke can't even have a swim in the ocean anymore.

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#1483244 - 30/12/2018 20:27 Re: sharks [Re: BIG T]
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Originally Posted By: BIG T
Chocolate crackles were a fav as a kid. Went for a swim at Ballina yday, chopper overhead, as im paddling out, shark alarm goes off,,sheesh.. Bloke can't even have a swim in the ocean anymore.


Haha. I used to do a lot of fishing at Iluka breakwall( among other coastal spots). I don't think surfers have any idea just how many big sharks are always close by to them. Especially around the mouths of the northern rivers. There were days when it was impossible to get a fish back to the ledge they were often eaten within seconds of being hooked and i am talking tuna in the 10-20kg range getting bitten clean in half with one bite.


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#1484130 - 04/01/2019 22:56 Re: sharks [Re: BIG T]
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Originally Posted By: BIG T
Chocolate crackles were a fav as a kid. Went for a swim at Ballina yday, chopper overhead, as im paddling out, shark alarm goes off,,sheesh.. Bloke can't even have a swim in the ocean anymore.

Yea they should rid the planet of everything that can hurt humans including humans.


Edited by Red Watch (04/01/2019 22:57)

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#1485026 - 10/01/2019 22:08 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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lmao

Quote:
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nationa...110-p50qoq.html

Reports of a shark attack in Queensland have been dramatically downgraded, with the culprit now thought to be something a little less likely to strike terror among swimmers.

A toadfish.

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