Joe blake the sea snake

Joe blake the sea snake

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Sun, 2007-03-04 18:37

Not a bad size, seen a few monsters up here in Exxy already, will try get a pic next time a see one of them beasts! Not a good when you see them enter the trolling spread.


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dived with them

Sun, 2007-03-04 21:38

i remember diving with one up north was very scared to start with but found them quite playfull, kept following me around and everytime my fin stirred the sand it would go in and se what the go was

still leave you very very sick if you were ever bitten thou

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Evasive strategy - at least when diving

Mon, 2007-03-05 15:53

In the early 70's the Cape Underwater Diving Association (CUDA) was formed at Exmouth and we ran the Australian speafishing comp. We demonstrated to the visiting divers a technique we had developed back then to get away from the Joe Blakes. You are right they are far too curious and playful for comfort.

You simply dived to the bottom, stirred up a heap of sand, swam along the bottom 5 metres and did it again and then again and surfaced and swam away. They would follow you down to check out what was stirring up the sand and then after swiming around and through the cloud of sand and finding nothing of interest they would swim off to the next disturbance and the next.

Usually worked a treat.

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well there ya go

Mon, 2007-03-05 16:50

cheers bruiser for that info they do get a little to close sometimes

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Thats well worth knowing

Tue, 2007-03-06 07:17

Thats well worth knowing about, cheers Briuser.

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!