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    Quote Originally Posted by hookahman View Post
    I was on south beach this past Sunday and I had a 5 to 6 foot shark approach me!!! I was in waist high water and I had to nudge it away my scoop. I tell you the water ran yellow as i did that and I high tailed it out of the water.......of course 20 min later I was back in it again.
    LOL

    I had the same with a skate last week, came in close and caught me off guard, murky water did not help.. so I went in for about 10 minutes to gain my composure..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatlode View Post
    LOL - good luck with that.

    You have more chance of getting killed in a car accident driving to the beach than getting bit by a shark.
    Tell that to the two teens that just got bit in North Carolina.
    Besides I drive really careful so I'll probably get bit

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    I'm going to rub my self down in tuna fish just to prove you wrong! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    Where are you getting your figures?
    Animals - HowStuffWorks
    Article “How many sharks are killed recreationally each year—and why?
    “Research indicates that about 100 million sharks are killed each year by humans -- roughly 11,000 sharks every hour, around the clock [source: HSUS]. These numbers may even be on the low side, since the estimate is based only on the reported catch numbers. It's likely that many sharks are caught without being reported”
    Commercial fishing accounts for a large part of the overall number of sharks caught. Sometimes the shark is the target, but many times it's just a victim of something called bycatchCommercial fishing accounts for a large part of the overall number of sharks caught. Sometimes the shark is the target, but many times it's just a victim of something called by catch.
    Note: I extracted the information from above article– did not directly quote it, as I wanted to present the above information from a sharks point of view, to reflect that man is the predator and sharks have a lot to fear from man.

    The number of people eating shark at a seafood restaurant is my guest mate, a wild one at that.
    I know that shark is a popular item on the menu as it is firm and cheaper, also the scallops being eaten may have actually been punched out of the wing tips of a bat ray.

    Entangled in nets – personal experience: I had become entangled in a net near the harbor at Rock Port Mass around 1966, while diving for lobster (I had a commercial license) in murky water.
    Not wanting to damage the net, I struck the side of my aqua lung several times with my diving knife
    To alert my diving partner that I needed help. While waiting for my diver partner to come to my aide I realized that there were several shark (approx 4 to 6 ft long) entangled in this net. Speak of scary in the limited visibility, and the angle of approach, I could not tell if what was approaching me was a shark or my partner (sigh).

    Shark Facts and Information and www.shark-sider.com identify 400 to 450 types of sharks, stating that only a few are harmful to man.

    (IUCN - Home)
    IUCN experts classify the Great Hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran) and Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) sharks, as well as Giant Devil Rays (Mobula mobular), as globally Endangered. Smooth Hammerheads (Sphyrna zygaena), Great White (Carcharodon carcharias), Basking (Cetorhinus maximus) and Oceanic Whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus) sharks are classed as globally Vulnerable to extinction, along with two species of Makos (Isurus spp.) and three species of Threshers (Alopias spp.).

    Numerous news paper articles and personal experience, learned fishing and diving with shark in the water (numerous times, but not on purpose in California, Mexico, Gulf – Mississippi to Florida Panhandle, and Gulf and Atlantic at the Florida Keys, as well as New England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    Where are you getting your figures?
    Planet Deadly “Most Dangerous Sharks” I did not use this as a reference, as I was not aware of it. I highly recommend it as a resource, it features the 10 most dangerous sharks, with outstanding pictures of each and a very detailed write up. The ten most dangerous sharks from least to most dangerous in attacks and fatalities are: 1. Hammerhead shark (34 attacks, 1 Fatality), 2. Blacktip shark (41 attacks, 1 Fatality) 3. Sand Tiger Shark (64 attacks, 2 Fatalities), 4. Blue Shark (32 attacks, 4 Fatalities), 5. Bronze whale shark (35 attacks, 2 Fatalities), 6. Shortfin Mako Shark (45 attacks, 3 Fatalities), 7. Oceanic Whitetip (Attacks unknown, Fatalities many), 8. Tiger Shark 155 attacks, 29
    Fatalities, 9. Bull shark,aka Ganges shark, Nicaragua shark, river shark, Swan River Whaler, shovelnose, bull whaler, and Van Rooyen’s Shark (104 attacks, 26 Fatalities, 10. Great White Shark, aka White Pointer (400 plus attacks, 74 fatalities)
    Additions/ Conflicts/ Corrections to what I posted follow:
    1. Hammer Head teeth similar to those of a bull shark. This conflicts with news paper article, maybe because of size or different
    specie of Hammer Head.
    2. Blacktip sharks are not generally regarded as being very dangerous to Humans owing to their size. But they are frequent attackers, making up the highest percentage of shark attacks in Florida.
    3. Blue Shark is a member of the requiem shark family.
    4. Bronze Whaler – most prominent during the annual sardine run in South Africa. There have been a number of unprovoked attacks on swimmers and surfers along the coast of Australia.
    3. Tiger shark, aka the garbage can of the sea as it commonly swallows anything it comes across with a proportionately wider mouth than other sharks lined with serrated teeth perfect for slicing prey as opposed to gripping like many sharks.
    9. Bull shark,aka Ganges shark, Nicaragua shark, river shark, Swan River Whaler, shovelnose, bull whaler, and Van Rooyen’s Shark. What makes bull sharks particularily dangerous to humans is the likelihood of crossing paths with one of these brutes is higher than any other of the dangerous sharks. Not only does the bull shark live in shallow coastal waters it can do something most other sharks cannot – tolerate fresh water. The sharks have specially adapted kidneys which allow them to travel thousands of miles up river and even live in lakes where it has also claimed its victims in addition to salt water.

    These sharks occur in all the oceans of the world and tolerate water temperatures between 12 and 24°C (54 and 75 °F). They can be found in deep water or near the coast, generally around seal colonies. Great whites are most concentrated around the shores of South Africa, Australia, Northeast USA, California, Japan and the Mediterranean. That last one surprises a lot of people, especially as there have been over 30 recorded attacks in the Med

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost items recovery View Post
    Tell that to the two teens that just got bit in North Carolina.
    Teens? Hell, I've got underwear older than them. How attached can you get to a teenager anyhow?

    The sharks didn't think they were very tasty either... spit 'em right back out.
    Get up late... Start slow... Taper off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.B. View Post
    Teens? Hell, I've got underwear older than them. How attached can you get to a teenager anyhow?

    The sharks didn't think they were very tasty either... spit 'em right back out.
    Lol

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    Shes done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sponge View Post
    Shes done.

    sent from a sending device
    Quote Originally Posted by sponge View Post
    Shes done.

    sent from a sending device

    sent from a sending device

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost items recovery View Post
    Tell that to the two teens that just got bit in North Carolina.
    Besides I drive really careful so I'll probably get bit
    Two shark bites. And how many million people were in the water that day on the east coast?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Gala Clad View Post
    There are about 100 million shark attacks, each year — roughly 11,00 attacks per hour.Theese
    numbers may be on the low side, since this this number is based on the number recorded.
    If you dine at a large sea food restaurant, you may see 50 to 100 man, woman, and even children eating sharks while you are dining. If I was a shark, I would be terrified. That’s not even including the thousand of my buddies who have been waisted dangling on long lines or trapped in nets.

    Of the more than 450 different types of sharks only a few are harmful to man, such as the bull shark, tiger shark, hammer head shark, you fill in the blank, close to shore in Florida waters. In my opinion, the bull shark is the most dangerous as it can live in brackish waters including fresh water rivers. If you look at the teeth of a tiger shark you can see that they are chiseled, for breaking shells of turtles. A word to the wise — don’t go out past the furthest out sand bar and avoid looking like a turtle which bogy do, especially when wearing short flippers on hand or feet to catch the waves. A hammer head shark has pointed cat like teeth, all the better for holding, so if a victim is attached, you can haul both the victim and shark back to shore.

    I did not include the Great White shark, as it is heavily tracked and reported.
    Most victims are released after an exploratory mistaken bite, so survival rate is surprisingly high.
    You can tell from it’s triangular teeth that it mostly feeds on pinapods (seals).
    Nor did I include the Mako, which is morely to hit a shiny propeller on a boat.
    You will find this shark where the tuna roam. Speak of irony both of these apex predators
    are on the threathened list.

    Also, please do not bother the sharks, even a nurse shark — which does not have teeth, can gum you to
    Death if you annoy it. The same is for dolphins, which may ram you with their head if you annoy them
    Or confuse their sonar.

    When you use the ocean for recreation, you have to realize that you are entering a shark’s world.
    Knowledge and a little respect will go a long way in keeping you out of trouble.
    While those pictures are sensational, they forgot to identify the type of shark photographed.
    Looks like small grey sharks or spinner shark to me.

    Personally, I am more scared of walking barefoot on the beach (broken bottles, sharp can lids, fish hooks, nasty staff infections — if you get cut). Then you have to worry about the sun turning you into a crispy critter or burning the bottom of your feet when the sand heats up.

    Take care and have a great day, don’t forget to buckle up on your drive to and from the beach which is the greatest danger, or getting run over if you walk to the beach in Hawaii
    SGC, I miss read your post, thought you were saying 100 million shark attacks on people..
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    Lost Items Recovery: " I wear my dive knife often incase one ever wants to tangle. I hear it's wise to slice their gills but I'll be slamming it through the top of it's skull "

    - More likely you will hurt your self than the shark!
    If I had a choice I would use my scoop to fend it away and make my way back to shore.
    be calm, what you don't want to do is panic and appear to the shark like a fish trashing in the water.
    You definitely do not want to draw blood in the water which might attract other sharks close by.
    If the shark is aggressive hit it in the nose - they are extremely sensitive there. Hopefully you will be wearing gloves as the rough skin on a shark is like sandpaper and can cut you skin.

    A shark brushing against you could also draw blood.
    Most likely the shark that brushed you, is not attacking, but is feeding on small fish.
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    Yes remain calm, your leg is missing but try not to thrash about. Slowly make your way to shore without losing 4 pints of blood. Once on shore don't pass out either, you want to make sure you tell everyone that you weren't acting like a fish and did everything right. Now die on the way to the hospital in a car accident.

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    Obiously, this is a different situation, as most likely you have already been attacked by a large shark, or a giant barricuda since a limb is missing. What is crucial is to stop the bleeding and get to the shore quickly. Panic will cause a victim to bleed out faster. Most likely the attacked victim is already in shock and does not feel the pain. Hopefully a lifeguard, knowledgable beach goer, or your buddy is aware that you have been attacked and will assist. I carry an orange whistle and a small bright flashing strobe light on a seperate lanyard around my neck, which I can turn on when, when I am at the beach to hopefully attract help. In this case, you are more likely to die as a result of being having been bitten by the shark or infection setting in.

    Your odds of survival are better if you are young as you are in better condition and your immune system is stronger. I know of two competition surfers who lost limbs after being attacked The first was a head on attack of a surfer on a boggy board in dirty water on the West Side of the Island. The more recent attack was on a surfer whilw sitting on a short board with limbs dangling in the water while waiting to catch a wave on the North Shore.

    Both attacks were believed to have been by Pelagic sharks which periodicaly arrive to feed: shuch as when nesting sea birds fall into the water from abbove cliffs when learning to fly or when monk seals arrive to breed. The identity of local reef sharks are well known and are not considered dangerous.

    If I could give you an unlike I would; this is nothing to laugh or get sarcastic about!


    Quote Originally Posted by MrMikeJackie View Post
    Yes remain calm, your leg is missing but try not to thrash about. Slowly make your way to shore without losing 4 pints of blood. Once on shore don't pass out either, you want to make sure you tell everyone that you weren't acting like a fish and did everything right. Now die on the way to the hospital in a car accident.
    Last edited by Sir Gala Clad; Jul 04, 2015 at 10:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatlode View Post
    Two shark bites. And how many million people were in the water that day on the east coast?
    True, true. Good point!
    I'd just hate to be one of them or even see it go down. You are right though, they say it rarely happens and I believe that. I'm sure they are all around us at times, especially down here in Florida.
    I do recall being in the water during the migration and knock on wood..."knock...knock" there were no issues, no one bit but then one came to the surface at Mach speed feeding on fish between me and a surfer and he alerted me to it so that's when it was time to get out.
    The crazy thing was after about 10-15 minutes gold fever was still running strong so I headed back in but only in shallower water after that.
    It's crazy the things people do for Gold.

 

 
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