Those pesky sharks

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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #18922 by GSPT
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Mango Racing's Western Australia paddler Drake Robson, on a Black Knight, was in the Sorrento #surfski race yesterday when shark sighting caused race to be abandoned. According to today's Sunday Times, Perth's northern beaches have more shark sightings than anywhere else in Perth. "The biggest number was recorded at Scarborough and City beaches. The 104 shark sightings (last summer) were recorded by Surf Life Saving WA's metropolitan helicopter patrol at 45 beaches, 29 of them in the northern suburbs."


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8 years 7 months ago #18923 by Jmuzz
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OMG there was a shark in the ocean? Actually in there swimming and everything?
Shocking! All ocean paddling should be banned until Tony Abbott can gaurantee that he has stopped the sharks and sent them back where they came from.

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8 years 7 months ago #18925 by Ranga
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Yes, I don't think we should have any swimming at all in the ocean anytime until something is done about them, in fact any watercraft is in danger imagine if you were to fall overboard, that would be tickets, literally a feeding frenzy!
But the river is fine, Bull sharks are notoriously docile and of course the water is too dirty to see them so they don't exist!
Just remember if you have not signed a waiver you can sue whoever you want if you get bitten. Tony might be first on the list, you can go down from there.

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8 years 7 months ago #18932 by Physio
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surly we could move all our paddling to the bathtub or a pool, it seams a bunch of the paddlers around here wont go out if its any rougher than the pool anyway.
we have dolphins down here to look after us, and penguins to act as decoys.

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8 years 7 months ago #18940 by owenw
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The sharks you see are OK; its the bastards you don't that'll cause you grief.

Life truly lived is full of risk; to fence out risk is to fence out life itself

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8 years 7 months ago #18943 by partymarty
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sharks are cool where I'm from - it's the croc's that bother me

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8 years 7 months ago #18944 by boss
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I don't know about the sharks in perth. but I did my first paddled on the swan yesterday since moving here and some dick heads on jet skis thought it would be funny to try and knock me off. Welcome to perth. They where told to F*ck off by the way. It Will certainly change where I paddle.

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8 years 7 months ago #18946 by Simon Haywood
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Boss,

Were you on south west side of the Narrows Bridge?

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8 years 7 months ago #18947 by Rookie
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mmmm and here I am wondering if they were on another ski would they not have seen the shark or would they have been able to paddle away from the shark or would it be a non issue? :whistle: :whistle: just saying.....

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8 years 7 months ago #18949 by Jmuzz
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owenw wrote: The sharks you see are OK; its the bastards you don't that'll cause you grief.


Bits of stringy seaweed cause me more grief than sharks seen or unseen.

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8 years 7 months ago #18951 by Watto
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Here's proof positive the ocean harbours fierce and savage threats to life and limb. This might have been a razor-toothed V-Jaw mini-shark that attacked my leg three hours ago.

Or maybe it was just the bow of my SES in pissy one foot shore break and I didn't even bother to fend the boat off.

Bugger the sharks - take care at water's edge! Two weeks to rue my sloppy boat work.


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8 years 7 months ago #18952 by owenw
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Ouch! :(

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8 years 7 months ago #18953 by Kayaker Greg
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If you have a Face Book account you can see a video I have just shared on my page that one of my friends took while paddling with Sharks near Mt Maunganui in NZ.

I've allowed public access, sorry I can't see any other way I can post the video on here as its not my video and is only on Face Book.

www.facebook.com/kayaker.greg

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8 years 7 months ago #18961 by GlenRusky
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As well as "Those pesky sharks", our Western Australian friends may have something additional to be concerned about.
This documentary aired in Australia on Sunday evening.
"Search for the Oceans Super Predator"
www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/search-for-th...eans-super-predator/
It's available online and well worth the watch when you have a spare hour:
Here is the link to the online viewing. Be quick as it might not be available for too long: I think about 10 days left
www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/77201466

Enjoy

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