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    Metal detectors and sharks in South Florida; Water detecting laws

    I just returned from a couple of days in South Florida where I had a good bit of luck finding some rings, coins and bling. I'll post pics of the finds when I figure out how to get macro on my iphone. But I have a couple of questions that I thought I might be able to get some answers from here. I was in waist deep water and found myself suddenly in a school of panicked fish.....never a good sign. I was backing out of the water when I noticed a approximately 2 ft. nurse shark (I think), circling and repeatedly bumping into my coil. He wasn't the least bit interested in me, but my question is.....are sharks attracted to the radio frequencies of the coil? This one sure seemed to be!

    My other question is in regards to the laws of detecting in the water in South Florida. I always thought it was a not allowed, but there sure were a group of metal detectors out there. I thought that the state of Florida only allowed water detecting with the purchase of an lease or license for a defined area. I actually did not go in the water until I realized that I was the only one staying on the sand. So I thought I might as well join them! Just was hoping that I could get some clarity from the group here.

    Thanks! I look forward to the responses!

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    Re: Metal detectors and sharks in South Florida; Water detecting laws

    Just watch out for this guy!Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	427225I had read that also that they are attracted to radio freqs.....It would be a good job for mythbusters!
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    Re: Metal detectors and sharks in South Florida; Water detecting laws

    Must881, try this link to a discussion on Florida Laws on the beach.

    Tom

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,260774.0.html

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    Re: Metal detectors and sharks in South Florida; Water detecting laws

    Thanks Wreckdiver......I will feel a bit more comfortable hitting the water from the beaches next time I am in Florida!

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    Re: Metal detectors and sharks in South Florida; Water detecting laws

    Many sharks are attracted or repelled by electrical impulse. There was an aquarium in California that kept losing sharks because they would slam into the wall of the tank. After several sharks, they busted open the wall and found a wire with a short in it. Many shark attracting devices (for sport fishermen) have batteries that send out electrical impulses. I had a 4 ft nurse shark nose up to my live bait bucket (tied to my waste) in the keys. It only had about four live shrimp in it at the time. They rely a lot on sensing their prey as I don't think their vision is that good. Also, if you are stirring up the bottom, you could be kicking loose crabs and shrimp. Or maybe it lost its ring?

    Good Luck.
    -Fathead

    PS. Nurse sharks look simple and docile, but they will bite you. Their is a video going around of a guy with one clamped onto his chest. They can also bite their own tail so don't handle them that way.

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    Re: Metal detectors and sharks in South Florida; Water detecting laws

    I am surprised that there aren't more shark attacks on detectorists in the water!

    I did give the nurse shark quite a bit of respect.....as I was high stepping out of the water!

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    Re: Metal detectors and sharks in South Florida; Water detecting laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Must811
    I am surprised that there aren't more shark attacks on detectorists in the water!

    I did give the nurse shark quite a bit of respect.....as I was high stepping out of the water!
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    Re: Metal detectors and sharks in South Florida; Water detecting laws


    nice bit of stats from TH
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    Re: Metal detectors and sharks in South Florida; Water detecting laws

    I personally think that the BIG electrical field of our detectors if anything confuse sharks... I was hunting Miami a few weeks ago, the water was pretty murky from the big surf, and out of the blue, what looked like a reef shark of about 6-7 ft came within about 10 ft of me heading towards the shore.. It was going slow, but when it got in front of me it took off like something had startled it.. The water was full of people, and I made sure the people around me kept an eye out for it..
    Nurse sharks are very docile.. I have been around hundreds of them, and many times have had to push them away when I was trying to get lobster or spear a fish..
    Bull Sharks are a different matter.. They are mean, fast, and I have had several close calls with them while out spearing.. When they want your fish, it takes some pretty good aggressive moves (like several good stabs with the spear) to get them to forget your fish and move on..

    Most shark attacks are in murky water, knee to waist deep, and towards dusk.. The fact that not one MD'er in florida has been hit again makes me wonder if the electrical field we have around us may be a deterrent... Think "Shark Shield".. It works in a similar manner, but a much stronger electrical field... Always pays to keep one eye on whats going on around you though.
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