Shark attack suspected at Wylie Bay, Esperance

Shark attack suspected at Wylie Bay, Esperance, on WA's south coast where surfer is missing

hope to hell this ends well and they find the bloke ok soon , as it is not looking good at present ,

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-09/shark-attack-in-esperance-wa-reported/12748378

there is also a whale carcass washing ashore south of bunbury at peppy beach with some big nasties eating off it over the last 24 hours
so advice is to stay clear of that area if diving or kayaking etc

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 Was only think the last day

Fri, 2020-10-09 14:36

 Was only think the last day or two where Hezzy!

 

Yeah sounds like he might be a goner, not good at all...

 

 

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 FFS :( My boy and his mates

Fri, 2020-10-09 14:40

 FFS :( My boy and his mates were surfing down in Denmark last week and they scoffed at me when I told them to just be wary. Got a bad feeling about this one 

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can never be carefull enough

Fri, 2020-10-09 15:16

can never be carefull enough nowdays if your in the water on the west coast ,, imo

dam things are certainly not dwindling in numbers and i still dont buy the ''they only bite to suss humans out '' theory at all

we are mammals , and therefore trigger their attack reflex in how they sense us when we are in their domain

love to see cage diving banned ,but that wont happen anytime soon either
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Hope there’s a good outcome

Fri, 2020-10-09 17:14

did the one near miss over east, did it turn away because of a shark shield? 

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No Shark Shield

Fri, 2020-10-09 17:25

 No shark shield just blind luck. 

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 No  white sharks picked up

Fri, 2020-10-09 19:11

 No  white sharks picked up on monitoring systems for past month at least, so much for state tagging program 

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A few questions

Fri, 2020-10-09 22:09

From the tv news reports it appears that the surfer has been taken, condolences to his family and all close to him.
The news (ch 7) said that a witness saw a dorsal fin of truly epic size quote "a metre high" and the victim was thrown into the air.
Now a metre high dorsal fin is one hell of a dorsal fin, yes in time of great stress things can be see out of all proportion to reality, and that phenomenon is not unusual.
The victim is also reported to have be thrown up out of the water.
I'm not trying to start any speculation however, there is one species of sea animal that does have characteristics that could be matched to the description given that is not a great white shark. When the surf board is recovered (and I hope it is) it will be interesting to see just what teeth marks are left on the board.
An open mind must be kept on what has caused this tragedy until all the evidence is collected.

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Good point, I was thinking

Sat, 2020-10-10 06:19

Good point, I was thinking white pointer but with an open mind I am now leaning towards it being a dingo or Dodo Bird... Get your hand off it Meg and stick to your usual victim blaming for shark attacks.

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 Meg you dribble so much shit

Sun, 2020-10-11 08:04

 Meg you dribble so much shit on this site

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i dont think orcas have ever

Fri, 2020-10-09 22:18

i dont think orcas have ever been known to kill humans

their hunting techniques are taught by the matriach to the clan and past down this way ,through the pods generations ,, hence why not all pods use the same hunting methods and some are very unique

there are some huge whites out there though ,,at close quarters it would look massive

sad another life lost

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 I think there has been an

Sat, 2020-10-10 07:27

 I think there has been an drowning when an Orca pulled someone underwater. Correct me if I am wrong though, Orca's dont go alone?

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i should have written in the

Sat, 2020-10-10 09:51

i should have written in the wild to clarify swompa ,,

,orcas in captivity have killed trainers and staff over the years,,,but i dont think in the wild its happened
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Put money on white

Sat, 2020-10-10 11:40

Big tiger and huge white feeding on whale few weeks back 40 ks offshore out from biningup

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 Pure and simply sharks need

Sat, 2020-10-10 13:01

 Pure and simply sharks need to be managed. Call it what you will cull or legal fishing its time to thin them out a little...... 

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 A 5+ mtr White would have a

Sat, 2020-10-10 14:54

 A 5+ mtr White would have a dorsal fin that would seem a metre high!!

 

I've spoken to an old boy at streaky bay who used to chase B grade waves to surf with less crowds, often alone, he recalls seeing a metre high dorsal come around the corner at a break he was surfing alone... The wildlife in the area knew straight away, he said a seal pup tried to get on his board as he was paddling for the reef that hugs the little point... He even said Dolphins put themselves on the reef shelf where they were safe but could still see what was going on keeping their heads under the water... An image I'll never forget as he explained to me in detail... This guy has had other altercations but this one scared the shit out of him the shear size of the dorsal coming around the point...

 

Kelp beds at Esperance is a hot spot now, this is the third white attack that I know of there...

 

 

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 As far as i'm aware Orcas

Sat, 2020-10-10 14:56

 As far as i'm aware Orcas have never attacked humans in the wild, different story in captivity, several trainers have been drowned... An animal that deserves its freedom!!

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 Here is a nightmare

Sat, 2020-10-10 14:57

 Here is a nightmare situation for the parents...

 

The orcas in NZ use the tide coming into the pools at high tide and hunt the stingrays etc...

 

The footage here is pretty wild

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8iipFTBanc

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 The killer whales definitely

Sun, 2020-10-11 09:25

 The killer whales definitely altered direction to avoid the seller's. Onlookers and swimmers would have been shitn bricks

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 Very scary but not as bad as

Mon, 2020-10-12 11:22

 Very scary but not as bad as if they were great whites!

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Cool

Sat, 2020-10-10 19:17

I bet kids shat bricks.

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Darwin reef

Sat, 2020-10-10 19:39

 Mate was freediving in 60 foot of water at Darwin reef up from Turtle Bay about 6-7 months back, just reached the bottom when 2 big black shapes went flashing past, quick trip back to the surface and pod of killer whales cruising around the boat.  

 

Coops is a pretty cool customer but he reckons he was gone if it was a dinkum attack

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 Reports I heard . The board

Sun, 2020-10-11 09:20

 Reports I heard . The board was recovered with bite marks and a witness saw the surfer dragged under water. 

Stories can change so much when media get involved and the shock the people who reported seeing it could have altered what they realy saw. 

Condolences to the family and friends. 

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 Time to start cullinging

Sun, 2020-10-11 19:06

 Time to start cullinging them off...

 

 

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 Been that time for years all

Sun, 2020-10-11 19:08

 Been that time for years all along the coast. 

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 Certainly from Busselton to

Mon, 2020-10-12 11:25

 Certainly from Busselton to Esperence. I once swam out at Meelup on a perfect day at least 200 or 300 metres into deep water. Now I wouldn't go beyond where I can touch the bottom!

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Ok ok I am wrong

Mon, 2020-10-12 17:14

To suggest that the shark involved in the attack at Esperance could have been something other than a big great white. My suggestion was based on the description of the attack given in the paper.
Yep open minded ,looking at all possibilities based on the information available at the time, how foolish of me.

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 Takes a big man to admit

Mon, 2020-10-12 19:48

 Takes a big man to admit there wrong. Well done meg

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I dont think Meg was wrong at

Mon, 2020-10-12 20:10

I dont think Meg was wrong at all, just stating what he thought. Anythings possible theres no rules in nature, starving sick orca on it last legs(?) is not going to pass an easy meal.   

I was surfing at rocky point many years ago and my brother and I saw a huge shadow come round the point and then straight past us, we thought it was a whale, but while reminiscing years later we thought shit, the beast didnt surface once and it was about 5m long.

Sucks to hear of another attack, lets hope the next one is a long way off.

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Stop and Think

Tue, 2020-10-13 12:55

I may be a recreational diver, a spearfisherman and an ordinary fisho but I’m above all a conservationist. I want our kids and their kids to experience some semblance of nature that hasn’t been altered by nature. Anyone who has watched the recent Richard Attenborough doco or is even remotely aware of what we are doing to this planet and everything that lives on it would be shaking their heads at some of the comments on here.

 

The drum lines, the netting, the culling and all the other ridiculous measures to “control” or “manage” an amazing apex species like the Great White just epitomises just how arrogant and destructive us humans are. We’re talking a species that travels thousands of Kilometres. Yes they have been known to frequent certain spots but in general they travel and travel far and wide. 27 shark attack deaths in 120 years. How many deaths per annum because of people on their phones in cars or D.U.I ? Can we cull those retards too ?

 

Do we head out to these spots right now and kill the 1st White that comes along ? Will it be the White that killed the fella – probably not… but who gives a fuck. Let’s just kill one or two and make certain people feel better.

 

I personally don’t know of a diver or surfer amongst my friends and friends of friends who would advocate culling Great Whites. Not a single one. Why ? Because every single one of us are mature and intelligent enough to accept that what we love to do carries a level of risk with it that may, just may, in its extreme see us lose our lives. That’s the REALITY of what we do. The choice is always ours…

 

Karen Milligan, partner of Diver Gary Johnson’s who was taken late last year in Esperance:

 "WE WERE ALWAYS AWARE OF THE RISKS, AND OFTEN TOLD EACH OTHER THAT IF WE WERE ATTACKED BY A SHARK, THAT WOULD JUST BE UNLUCKY.

WE WERE COMPLETELY AGAINST SHARK CULLING, AND I STILL AM".

 

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 Every diver and surfer who

Tue, 2020-10-13 13:06

 Every diver and surfer who enters the water in a remote location knows the risks involved and it's always sad to see anyone get taken. As we know you can mitigate with shark shields and the like. But in my opinion if a shark is menacing a swimming area then it or any shark in the area must be taken out. As Hezzy has mentioned I reckon cage diving has a lot to answer for, there something to said teasing a beast like that with human form.

As for culling my opinion is as I've said before there should be a quota set each year for big whites and Tigers with a mix of commercial and recreational take, why not we all fish here and the balance is upset as it is. 

But it will never happen with the green uproar. 

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 Ever considered why this or

Tue, 2020-10-13 13:38

 Ever considered why this or any species has been deemed to be protected ? Research......

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 Ever considered? You think I

Tue, 2020-10-13 14:30

 Ever considered? You think I sit here just to write glib comments. My  reasoning is that fishing to a quota would ensure that there are numbers there still to breed and be a viable species. 

Apparently Dhuies were endangered at one stage and I can see why with the numbers taken in years gone by, but with good management the stocks are becoming stable again. 

Same as with Crays etc. 

Pulling a few hundred inshore Whites and Tigers isn't going to bring them to extiction, that's my amatuer opinion. It could be managed with zones so the deeper water fish are left alone.

Like I said it's all pie in the sky, the greens won't have a bar of it. 

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 I've been a spearfisherman

Tue, 2020-10-13 13:42

 I've been a spearfisherman all my life and heavily involved in club spearfishing for nearly the last 30 years and myself and most people i know realize there's been a massive increase in white shark sightings and interactions in the last 10 years or so it's time to take them off the protected list .to let a shark swim off after attacking or killing someone is wrong on every level all the it's their domain stay ont of the water if your worried is  bullshit plane and simple CULL the larger ones off and ban cage diving would be a start

 

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 3 of us have dived and

Tue, 2020-10-13 13:46

 3 of us have dived and spearfished since we were kids. Never seen one (touch wood)

more sightings. more interaction, population rapidly increasing, more people in the water on the water... 

Kill all the larger ones ? Medium ones arent too shabby in the kill dept. Shall we kill them too  lol...

 

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Everyone entitled

Tue, 2020-10-13 13:22

To there own thoughts good read . Guys friend on news other night . His statement ( if it was a dog . It would have been put down) what is the difference?. Do you agree with dogs protecting there property’s or handlers getting put down ? Crocs same same . Any white cruising shoreline . Should be caught /tagged or shot . ( only my opinion) . How long is it now 3.5 generations of being protected . Not saying kill them all . Anything cruising shoreline has only bad intentions . How many have been tagged in Cockburn alone in last 3 years ? Big female white gave birth last year inside of Carnac island. I think figures would be very high. How many tagged ones are constantly monitored. Or seen again. Enter there domain ect ect. Heard it all before. Do you expect to jump in car and get injured or killed ?

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"Anything cruising shoreline

Tue, 2020-10-13 13:43

"Anything cruising shoreline has only bad intentions "  riiight...  So basically doing what they naturally do eh.  You are aware that following many years of studying Whites they realised that they spent a great deal of time in the shallows.

Or should I state "our" shallows... you know, human territory.

What if we do indeed have a quota on kills or "culls" and we still get a death. Do we increase the quota ?.............

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 Every time there is a attack

Tue, 2020-10-13 13:48

 Every time there is a attack every effort to kill the shark in question should be taken if that means killing a few extrs in the area bad luck 30 plus years of protection has done wonders for their numbers and size

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 what if..... We kill them

Tue, 2020-10-13 14:05

 what if..... We kill them all  ? or maybe say 90%  Like what purpose do they serve ?

then what if one of teh remaining 10% kills a human.

What then....

 

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 27 deaths in ONE HUNDRED AND

Tue, 2020-10-13 13:48

 27 deaths in ONE HUNDRED AND 20 YEARS...........

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 How many lost at sea  and

Tue, 2020-10-13 13:53

 How many lost at sea  and missing persons could be added to that list and how many in the last few years has there been  increase in attacks can only be attributed to increased numbers or rogue sharks committing  multiple attacks which is even more reason to cull them.

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 LOL...... Holy wild

Tue, 2020-10-13 14:02

 LOL...... Holy wild assumptions.  I dont know Stricko, how many more ?!?!?

My cat went missing when we were living 1 street back from the water in North Beach.

Great White ?

 

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Cray

Tue, 2020-10-13 17:37

Bait

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 Lol

Tue, 2020-10-13 19:10

 Lol

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 How many lost at sea  and

Tue, 2020-10-13 13:53

 How many lost at sea  and missing persons could be added to that list and how many in the last few years has there been  increase in attacks can only be attributed to increased numbers or rogue sharks committing  multiple attacks which is even more reason to cull them.

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 How many lost at sea  and

Tue, 2020-10-13 13:53

 How many lost at sea  and missing persons could be added to that list and how many in the last few years has there been  increase in attacks can only be attributed to increased numbers or rogue sharks committing  multiple attacks which is even more reason to cull them.

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17 deaths in the previous 20

Tue, 2020-10-13 15:52

17 deaths in the previous 20 years (2000-2020) and 4 deaths the previous 33 years (1967-1997) before that.........

Something was working to mitigate the risk.

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 We should also chuck in the

Tue, 2020-10-13 15:56

 We should also chuck in the near misses, there's been a few. 

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 There's been a heap actually

Tue, 2020-10-13 16:36

 There's been a heap actually Andy. There are plenty that don't make the news.

There's been a tagged shark or sharks pinging the monitors at Cott, North Cott and GI recently. The Cott ones have been like 4am or after 7pm so not when people are in the water generally. The GI one was late morning but again probably no-one in the water. Let's hope that they keep to darkness hours or don't like the look of humans as prey.

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 im OK with wiping out that

Tue, 2020-10-13 14:25

 im OK with wiping out that species lets stay top of the food chain, them and flies kill em all !!

yeah I know i'm not helping,  sorry 

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 Pescatore70 what a fucking

Tue, 2020-10-13 14:34

 Pescatore70 what a fucking load of big shark loving shit...

 

I cant even really be fucked giving you my opinion because you are delusional and your opinion wont be altered...

 

There is no real way of knowing the white numbers for obvious reasons but if the population has increased like it seemingly has ( a white breached yesterday at the back of margs ) then the snapshot of the last 15 years of a shitload of people dying will continue and only head in 1 direction...

 

Start culling the fuckers and the whales and get some balance back...

 

I dont wish you to die but I hope a white pointer grabs you next time your diving by the head and chews your brains out...

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 You sound knowledgeable and

Tue, 2020-10-13 15:00

 You sound knowledgeable and well educated.

Your parents should be proud.

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I agree timboon

Tue, 2020-10-13 16:03

I agree timboon. I'm also well educated

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 Phuck I like the way you

Tue, 2020-10-13 16:25

 Phuck I like the way you think Boony.

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Yeah

Tue, 2020-10-13 16:48

boons onto it 

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Boon for PM

Tue, 2020-10-13 20:59

Boon for PM

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Seal colonies

Wed, 2020-10-14 09:54

 You forgot to add seal colonies to your list, there are new ones popping up everywhere and they are one of the main foods for the whites

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Pescatore 70

Tue, 2020-10-13 15:29

im fully supportive of your opinions, I’ve been in and around the ocean for all my life (all 58 years of it) diving, surfing fishing and have not had an encounter with a shark where I felt threatened. I and all my family are aware of the risk of me getting taken by a shark and to be honest I’ve got more chance of winning lotto.

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 Hearin ya pal.The level of

Tue, 2020-10-13 20:26

 Hearin ya pal.

The level of retard and ignorance on this forum is staggering at times. Almost want to feel sorry for them.

 

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 It's not ignorance champ,

Tue, 2020-10-13 20:43

 It's not ignorance champ, it's called a differeing of opinion. If you can't respect that then you are a bell end. 

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 Tell you what pal. Send this

Tue, 2020-10-13 21:58

 Tell you what pal. Send this thread to the boys at fisheries or the Marmion marine research centre and see if they can pick out the ignorance.

 

Let them decide who the helmets are...

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 Like I said, which your

Wed, 2020-10-14 07:41

 Like I said, which your thick head can't seem to fathom is this is all about a difference of opinion. Didn't ever pretend to be of the level of knoweledge of Rory McAuley. 

You obviously don't like it when whenever someone expresses a different point of view, sounds like some flog president in a far away country. 

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 Lol at you doing exactly the

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:19

 Lol at you doing exactly the same but too retard to even know you're doing it...

Lol !

 

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 You'd fit right in on  FB

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:25

 You'd fit right in on  FB flog.

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 Lol ! What does that even

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:44

 Lol ! 

What does that even mean ?!

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 LOL Yeah sorry should have

Wed, 2020-10-14 12:58

 LOL Yeah sorry should have known it'd be out of your scope of comprehension. 

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 You salty ? You sound

Wed, 2020-10-14 14:19

 You salty ? You sound salty....

Lol

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 Arghh get a room you

Tue, 2020-10-13 20:37

 Arghh get a room you two...

 

Merman I knew you'd bloody turn up...

 

Borat would make more sense than you Pescy

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Borat is a comedy. Much like

Tue, 2020-10-13 21:54

Borat is a comedy. Much like your comments...

Carry on...

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 you want change people's

Wed, 2020-10-14 07:42

 you want change people's minds acting like a tosser.

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 Who said i want to change

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:17

 Who said i want to change ppls minds ?

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 I did. 

Wed, 2020-10-14 09:58

 I did. 

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Pescatore is THAT guy in the

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:49

Pescatore is THAT guy in the lunchroom.

Gather round folks and hear about the world according to me.

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 While he pulls his stanky

Wed, 2020-10-14 10:00

 While he pulls his stanky ass lunch outta the microwave not caring about other peoples welfare.

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 Too thick to read i don't

Wed, 2020-10-14 11:24

 Too thick to read i don't give a fuck about changing ppls opinion ?

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Neither does THAT guy in the

Wed, 2020-10-14 12:00

Neither does THAT guy in the lunchroom who just likes the sound of his own voice and has an innate ability to deliver tedious monologue after monologue of the world according to him each break.

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 Sounds like all your posts

Wed, 2020-10-14 13:35

 Sounds like all your posts on this site  LOL..

 

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Why you posting on here then?

Wed, 2020-10-14 13:47

Why are you posting on here like a madman?

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What, you mean on a forum

Wed, 2020-10-14 14:18

What, you mean on a forum ?

Does it bother you ?

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Calling people retards and

Thu, 2020-10-15 17:29

Calling people retards and shit does bother me a bit and isnt the way to have a civil discussion about a topic you obviously are passionate about. Ive weighed in on the shark debate many times over the years on here and you are not someone I could talk to about it. Why post on the forum the way you are if you dont want to change minds? just thought id end on a question, its always good to answer with questions hey.  Take a chill pill

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Not sure you guys are aware

Wed, 2020-10-14 09:06

Not sure you guys are aware but the demersal ban hasn't actually started yet

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LOL

Wed, 2020-10-14 09:44

LOL

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Breather ..

Wed, 2020-10-14 09:20

Everyone take a bit of a breather .
Unfortunately this is not a first nor

will it be the last .. too cull or not too

cull is out of our hands aswell as the

outcome..  

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 No Pirate its not out of our

Wed, 2020-10-14 09:46

 No Pirate its not out of our hands...

 

Happens around the place more often than you would think!

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 The thing that baffles me

Wed, 2020-10-14 09:57

 The thing that baffles me with blokes like Pesc and Merman is why the love for the white?

 

It is estimated that somewhere between 100-250+million sharks are killed each year!!!

 

It makes no sense to me that these guys have such love and affection for the white...

 

Using the whole apex preditor ocean imbalance argument is total crap, there aint no shortage of sharks in Australian waters to do the job old whitey does...

 

I also totally agree and have said all along its bullshit cage diving is allowed!! A few families profiteering from a business that potentially alters the bahaviour of dangerous wild animals...

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 Makes no sense ?Species are

Wed, 2020-10-14 11:30

 Makes no sense ?

Species are put on the protected list for a number of reasons normally determined by people far far more expert in the fields of biology, environmental science/management and conservation.

 

Maybe you and your boyfriends on here should direct your childish digs and jokes to them eh ?

 

If you have the balls that is....

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 Makes no sense ?Species are

Wed, 2020-10-14 11:30

 Makes no sense ?

Species are put on the protected list for a number of reasons normally determined by people far far more expert in the fields of biology, environmental science/management and conservation.

 

Maybe you and your boyfriends on here should direct your childish digs and jokes to them eh ?

 

If you have the balls that is....

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Years back .

Wed, 2020-10-14 10:57

Me and mate got lapped by a white

years back spearfishing off Mindarie

was more in shock than anything

else ?? Was just glad too make it

back too my boat with all my limbs .
didn't dive for a fair while after

that though ..  

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 That would scare the shit

Wed, 2020-10-14 11:30

 That would scare the shit out of me literally Pirate! Nervous swim back to the boat!

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 Don't you think there are

Wed, 2020-10-14 11:52

 Don't you think there are plenty ( and if i had the opportunity I would also ) expressing their opinions that something in the ocean has changed in the last 20 years to the rule makers wanting something done about it...

 

You were quick to point out that 27 in 120 years to make your point sound stronger but even a bloke like your self knows that going waaaay back then is not really relevant.... That is a death every 4.5 years...

 

Or you can look at a snapshot of the last ten years - 24 deaths that is an average of yes thats right 2.4 per year.....

 

That is an increase of over 1000% if my maths serves me correctly

 

So you tell me why Pesc, whats going on? And dont give me the whole the ocean is fished out wank, there are more whales and seals than ever before in my lifetime...

 

If that rate continues to increase at even half that for the next 10 years we'll certainly be seeing 15-20 deaths here in the west during that time...

 

At what point do you recognise its a problem that needs to be rectified?

 

We dont need scientists to tell us they might need to be protected, its fucking obvious by the numbers of deaths isn't it alone??

 

Do you want a reunion island scenario, no surfing, no diving... Then what??

 

 

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 Now thats a far better way

Wed, 2020-10-14 12:23

 Now thats a far better way to debate an issue Boony....

Lets leave the name calling and digs to kiddies eh.

 

Mate, I dont know what the reason is for the spike in sighting and attacks but if we're talking stats you cant look at shark numbers and exclude the massive growth n human population. When I was a kid there were nowhere near as many people in boats or in the water. So we need to look at it holistically.

We also have a spike here but in other areas of teh world the White is rarely if ever seen in areas it used to be seen regularly. I know my mates on the Northern NSW coast said there were still attacks but no more or less than what it was like growing up.

The depletion of fish stocks is fact. Not even going to debate this. Plenty on the net to support that. Christ have a look at the local restrictions and the reasoning behind those.

Do I see it as a problem you ask - no mate, I dont. And moreso if you research the attacks you will find that the great majority of those taken and their families were of the belief that culling was not the answer (See the quote I put above from that divers partner)

 

You see pal, I see the massive rise in social drug consumption, DUI, random violence, and all that shit that kills HUNDREDS per year as a problem....