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#1383081 - 22/07/2016 23:00 Re: sharks [Re: ColdFront]
Purnong Offline
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Memories. Funny this one had its mouth cracked slightly too.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-21/ma...-island/7650420


That would've been a brown pants moment for sure :-)

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#1383126 - 23/07/2016 12:39 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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It was for me many years back.
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#1387109 - 13/09/2016 20:50 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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#1387756 - 19/09/2016 13:21 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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We caught a 3m bronze whaler on fraser island this week.

What an amazing animal.
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#1388307 - 26/09/2016 20:41 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Another shark attack at lighthouse beach Ballina. Council looking at building an ocean pool , can't come quick enough. The Noah's won't get my kids in there.

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#1388358 - 27/09/2016 12:01 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Yep another attack in the Ballina area ...

When I was surfing around the area there was at certain times heaps of schools of mullet around especially north of the groyne saw heaps of dolphins rounding them up but not many sharks.

Yep may have to build a wave maker in the ocean pool as well BigT for the surfers .. wink
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#1388365 - 27/09/2016 12:43 Re: sharks [Re: desieboy]
ColdFront Offline
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Originally Posted By: desieboy

Yep another attack in the Ballina area ...

When I was surfing around the area there was at certain times heaps of schools of mullet around especially north of the groyne saw heaps of dolphins rounding them up but not many sharks.

Yep may have to build a wave maker in the ocean pool as well BigT for the surfers .. wink



Or the surfers can take responsibility for themselves perhaps.

The last of the straggling whales are in that region at the moment as they make their way south and the larger Whites will be in tow just like every other year.
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#1388372 - 27/09/2016 13:40 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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whatever funding they get to do whatever the heck they will do re sharks , they shoild just use to build the ocean pool. be a cracking facility to have there. and the mums n dads can take the kids down for a paddle in the magnificent salt water without fear of the dreaded CHOMP!

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#1389897 - 10/10/2016 09:10 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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It's good to see the WA government adopting more monitoring methods rather than simply going out and killing everything. Must be an election coming up?
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#1389917 - 10/10/2016 11:47 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Extra drum lines (in addition to the ones already being used...) have been put in the water in the NSW north coast. And it appears in recent news reports that the federal government supports calls for a cull. There's a surprising lack of the abundant national and global outrage that was pouring forth when WA was only talking about doing it. It seems there might be a bit of a shift happening in the public psyche. There are still those (mostly land lubbers) who revere sharks but the voracious anti-cull rhetoric of only a year or two ago is becoming noticeably quieter with each new attack in the east. Not a surprising development really, but rather interesting.

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#1390083 - 12/10/2016 07:53 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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None of the locals want a cull , they all realise the situation. The whale and shark numbers have exploded in recent yrs . If they follow the Gold Coast or Sydney model of netting , then you lose the odd shark but you also lose the hysteria and shark attacks. Sounds like the best way to go. Ballina beaches were like ghost towns on the long wknd , we were there and actually went for a swim , but the chopper was overhead monitoring a shark. Eerie feeling. As kids we used to paddle our surfboards across the river mouth, people can't Believe that nowadays. The theory used to be stay out of dirty water or live water and you'll be right, those days are gone sadly.

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#1390119 - 12/10/2016 15:17 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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One of the locals was on tv a few days ago saying there needs to be a cull. I suspect he's not the only local who wants one, it's just that after the [censored] over WA entertaining the concept going viral it has become politically incorrect to admit it. Didn't they try nets at Ballina recently but had major problems with huge swells damaging them?

The only solution will be the one that has worked before, it's only a matter of time. Only this time it will be done with better science and management. The risk will still be there, but it will be greatly reduced, again.

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#1390128 - 12/10/2016 16:13 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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And another surfer is attacked by a shark at Ballina today, the second in three weeks.

Contrary to what some people say about the victims and their families... "A week ago, the parents of a teenager killed by a bull shark at Ballina in 2008 joined calls for nets, drumlines and a cull of sharks."
The Advocate - People must come before sharks

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#1390129 - 12/10/2016 16:40 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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They tried some dumbass nett they couldn't anchor properly and they failed miserably. They will roll out the same type as up on the goldy and down in Sydney. It's not hard to find someone that wants a cull straight after an attack. Some of the old fishos down there used to shoot sharks with a 303 as they hauled in their catch. Most however just want the beaches netted from what I gather. It's a pretty simple solution one would think.

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#1390131 - 12/10/2016 16:55 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Here's a conversation about Ballina with views from both sides - you can either watch the video or read the transcript: http://www.coastalwatch.com/environment/20580/coastalwatch-shark-discussion-live-from-ballina-replay

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#1390134 - 12/10/2016 17:32 Re: sharks [Re: BIG T]
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Originally Posted By: BIG T
They tried some dumbass nett they couldn't anchor properly and they failed miserably. They will roll out the same type as up on the goldy and down in Sydney. It's not hard to find someone that wants a cull straight after an attack. Some of the old fishos down there used to shoot sharks with a 303 as they hauled in their catch. Most however just want the beaches netted from what I gather. It's a pretty simple solution one would think.


I'm no fan of netting beaches obviously though it's certainly a better option than paying pro fishermen $600,000 to target a species that is both protected and listed as vulnerable. Though some lack the ability to separate the two.

But then it's all about WA apparently.

Originally Posted By: BIG T
It's not hard to find someone that wants a cull straight after an attack.


Yeah the whole concept of being eaten alive triggers some pretty deep emotions in the weak minded that's for sure.
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#1390266 - 14/10/2016 10:00 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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#1390299 - 14/10/2016 16:15 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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I'd be having a chat to whoever built this cage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRkuCD4JW7M

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#1390301 - 14/10/2016 16:45 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Scary stuff really, luckily that guy had the presence of mind to open the top door and the shark got out.

Maybe the shark just wanted to give his fringe a bit of a trim.
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#1390306 - 14/10/2016 17:16 Re: sharks [Re: terrified]
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Awesome. Would have been better with a few limbs floating around. Insane footage. Would love to do a shark cage dive one day but after seeing that maybe not. Made in Taiwan shark cages no thanks. BHP steel cage maybe.
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