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Old 26-05-2010, 08:07   #46
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Nothing to do with children, but funny anyway
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I'm sorry, but for some reason I find this graphic to be HILARIOUS. Thanks Cat.
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Old 26-05-2010, 21:16   #47
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Wha'd the shark say to the clown?
I appreciate your sense of humour!

It is not unlike the same rationale that most serious bathing accidents and drowning occur in Australia on either unpatrolled beaches or when people decide to swim outside the flagged area.
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Old 27-05-2010, 06:59   #48
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I appreciate your sense of humour!

It is not unlike the same rationale that most serious bathing accidents and drowning occur in Australia on either unpatrolled beaches or when people decide to swim outside the flagged area.
"You taste funny"
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Old 05-07-2010, 15:14   #49
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From Florida's Icthyology site...

"Use extra caution when waters are murky and avoid uneven tanning and bright colored clothing --- sharks see contrast particularly well."

So, what this would mean is...............................wait for it.....................SAILING NAKED!!!! Do I get crossthread points?
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Look at the bright side, irrational shark paranoia makes for less crowded snorkeling diving and surfing.
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I would suggest you check out a video called SHARKWATER it is very informative in many aspects, and it may help you relax and enjoy the water
Thanks a ton for suggesting that movie/documentary TackOff - we watched it last night and it was very much worth the time. We hadn't realized how badly off the sharks are....very disheartening.
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I swam (diving and snorkelling) with a few sharks in the Pacific when we cruised through there. It was always fine. Never saw any really big ones. Never swam after 1600. Never did any spear fishing. Never went in the water with open cuts. Never worried about it. Given that I think you'd be irresponsible to let your 5 year old swim without supervision anyway, I don't think there are any extra precautions you need to be taking.
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Here's a pretty gruesome shark story:

Missing boater’s body parts found in shark’s belly | Posted | National Post

But it seems to me that the guy drowned first and was eaten later, as 6 days separate the time of his disappearance from when the shark was caught, with a human leg still sticking out of its mouth. That would be a long time for the shark to be gnawing at it . . .
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I have seen reef sharks and nurse sharks so far on my trip in the Bahamas, no problems, they're ususally swimming away by the time I see them. I'm always swimming/snorkeling during the day in clear water. No desire to snorkel in murky water, and I'm out for my sundowner before dusk :-)
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Here's a pretty gruesome shark story:

Missing boater’s body parts found in shark’s belly | Posted | National Post

But it seems to me that the guy drowned first and was eaten later, as 6 days separate the time of his disappearance from when the shark was caught, with a human leg still sticking out of its mouth. That would be a long time for the shark to be gnawing at it . . .

And here is somewhere just up the road from me where the kids can pat and hand feed the sharks and rays………….,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

http://www.ozsharkandray.com.au/

Or maybe you prefer this?


Nothing better than media fuelled hysteria and public panics?
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Don't let the shark huggers fool you. To a shark we taste just like chicken. Avoid Dawn and dusk, if you see sharks congregate get out. Yes barracudas will bite They will eat anything they think they can get by with. Keep little ones close. I've swum in the Bahamas, we fed the sharks on one side of the island and swam on the other side. When you are in the water you just entered the food chain, and not at the top. Be alert attacks on humans ARE rare. We eat more of them, just don't look like an attractive/easy target. The shark drills are a good idea, better is be within arms reach and stand up and carry them out. Small sharks I don't worry about, (they are more afraid of me), Bigger than me and I'm out of there.
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And as we all know Sharks are second in Chicken farming only to Tyson's - Just kidding Bill....

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That is hilarious!!!!!
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And as we all know Sharks are second in Chicken farming only to Tyson's - Just kidding Bill....

I just needed a segue to this post...
I just snorted coffee down my nose when I came to the KFC bit

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Don't let the shark huggers fool you.
Maybe I forgot to mention that I grew up in the days of Ben Cropp and “The Shark Hunters”. Although he mostly hunted the near harmless grey nurse shark to extinction (See: http://www.bencropp.com.au/classics_sharks.htm and an absolute classic read if you can get the original book), like my father I have also had encounters with real man-eaters while spear fishing.

Coincidentally, I was also having a laugh last night about how I did this execution style killing of a “harmless” wobbygong shark in front of all these horrified tourist on the main beach at Byron Bay after the bugger refused to spit out a bream I had speared. An even funnier story was the time I was spearing of the Byron Lighthouse and this smelly hippy had a go at me about all the nice eating fish I had procured for dinner. I relplied about how I was reading this article in an old 1970’s Playboy by Anthony Burgess where he theorised people will become a foodstuff (Mmm, the other “white meat”). Got rid of the hippy, although since they have turned most of my playground into a marine park.

Still, I would have no hesitation taking my daughter up to the Shark and Ray Centre so she could learn that not all sharks are bad sharks. I would hate her to grow up like one of those kids who are too scared to put a foot in the water. You might also note my other comments above about where and when I would NOT let my kids swim?
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