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#1426006 - 14/06/2017 22:01 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Saw that the other day. They'll be in a living room near you soon 😊
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#1426147 - 16/06/2017 22:26 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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We need lifesavers though. Not evryone who enjoys a swim in the ocean is a knucklehead. There is a balance to be found.

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#1426168 - 17/06/2017 09:39 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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"Knucklehead" refers to those demanding the ocean be cleaned of sharks so that they can swim. Those that lack the courage to deal with their fear and take responsibility for their own choices in life.

I had a good chat with Paul De Gelder last night. Although officially it was said he was grabbed by a bullshark ,he and a couple of the guys who witnessed the attack believe it may have been a white due to the initial angle of attack. He ironically has had a fantastic life travelling the world ,freediving with Ramsey being towed by great whites and making a sh*t load of money BECAUSE of his attack.

He went through hell afterwards including a 20 hour period where they could not control his pain when his reconstructed upper leg blew up like a balloon and asked his mum to source a gun. Now on reflection he would not change a thing about his life and is an avid supporter of shark conservation, just like the Taylors and Rodney Fox.

He also laughed at the moronic claim by shark hunters that Great Whites are thriving. The science says otherwise. I saw the photos of the attack and his recovery. An amazing man who I have nothing but the highest respect for.

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#1426203 - 17/06/2017 18:33 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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His is one hell of a story.

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#1426288 - 19/06/2017 17:07 Re: sharks [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront

...He also laughed at the moronic claim by shark hunters that Great Whites are thriving. The science says otherwise. I saw the photos of the attack and his recovery. An amazing man who I have nothing but the highest respect for.



Shark hunters?? Science?? Photos??

Here's a little update on the eastern Pacific population of great whites. Can't imagine why the Indian Ocean would be any different.


Quote:

A new census study shows there are more than 2,400 white sharks off California...

The study by a 10-member team led by George H. Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research, bolsters a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determination that the eastern Pacific Ocean population of great white sharks does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act.


“That we found these sharks are doing OK, better than OK, is a real positive in light of the fact that other shark populations are not necessarily doing as well,” ...


...The environmental groups were reacting to the first census of great whites ever attempted. Conducted by UC Davis and Stanford University researchers, and published in the journal Biology Letters in 2011, the census estimated that only 219 adult and sub-adult great whites lived off the Central California coast, and perhaps double that many were in the entire northeastern Pacific Ocean, including Southern California.


The surprisingly low estimate prompted environmentalists to launch fundraising campaigns to “save the great white shark from extinction,” and file the petitions that made Carcharodon carcharias the first candidate for listing as an endangered species in California ocean waters.

The UC Davis/Stanford University census also drew sneers from shark experts who claimed it was based on faulty assumptions. The actual white shark population... was likely 10 times larger....

...“In this case, the environmental groups were too quick on the draw,” Burgess said in an interview. “Their hearts were in the right place, but their petitions cost taxpayers a heck of a lot of money and diverted resources away from species genuinely at risk.”




http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-great-white-shark-census-20140623-story.html

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#1426290 - 19/06/2017 17:31 Re: sharks [Re: BIG T]
ColdFront Offline
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Originally Posted By: BIG T
His is one hell of a story.


Indeed it is. How many people do you know that just lost an arm and a leg that would start doing push ups in hospital on the stumps? No doubt his army / navy training helped massively.
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#1433494 - 10/09/2017 14:51 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Lucky guy could have bitten into his Femoral artery quite easily.

Shark attack around Byron
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#1438668 - 23/10/2017 22:39 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Fancy that !

...and to think, on Colon Barnacle's watch 150 of these were culled despite no fatal attacks by Tiger Sharks in WA for 42 years.


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-ne...to-escape-shark

“These animals are apex predators, but we are not on the menu,” he said. “We need them in the oceans and, as much as it was scary at the time, I can only reflect on how beautiful that big female tiger shark was.”
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#1438779 - 24/10/2017 18:54 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Father calls for shark to be killed after it attacks his daughters kayak
No doubt a lucky escape for the young lady but he's getting no support for his culling call

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south...f111ba8a9f814d7

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law-o...52c0289ff02c89b


Edited by Purnong (24/10/2017 18:56)

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#1438787 - 24/10/2017 19:22 Re: sharks [Re: Purnong]
ColdFront Offline
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Originally Posted By: Purnong
Father calls for shark to be killed after it attacks his daughters kayak
No doubt a lucky escape for the young lady but he's getting no support for his culling call

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south...f111ba8a9f814d7

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law-o...52c0289ff02c89b


Standard knee jerk dribble mate.
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#1438794 - 24/10/2017 19:52 Re: sharks [Re: ColdFront]
Purnong Offline
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Originally Posted By: Purnong
Father calls for shark to be killed after it attacks his daughters kayak
No doubt a lucky escape for the young lady but he's getting no support for his culling call

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south...f111ba8a9f814d7

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law-o...52c0289ff02c89b


Standard knee jerk dribble mate.


I agree mate, It's just interesting that he is getting no support for his catch and kill call
Social media down here especially, He's a bit of a local identity and the exposure won't be doing him any harm

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#1444595 - 11/12/2017 15:00 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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