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Old 23-09-2019, 08:31   #46
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What about the Bull Sharks? Those are the ones I see the most that worry me the most.


I believe that Bull sharks are the species that is responsible for the most attacks.
Most attacks are in shallow water, often in low visibility.
Bull Sharks are very often found in shallow, low vis water, so maybe itís just a matter of your more likely to encounter a Bull while wading off the beach than a Blue?

However Bullís concern me, they just look powerful and have been aggressive to me, but Iíve not had one seriously make a run at me.
The strongman pose has been sufficient to get me to leave.

A few years ago in Panama City, they got real bad, never saw one the year before, that year we often terminated dives when Bullís showed up.
I once rolled off the boat and turned around to have one three away away from my face, that was startling, but he left, or we think he did anyway we didnít see him again on the dive.
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A few years ago in Panama City, they got real bad, never saw one the year before, that year we often terminated dives when Bullís showed up.
I once rolled off the boat and turned around to have one three away away from my face, that was startling, but he left, or we think he did anyway we didnít see him again on the dive.

My parents used to rent a condo on the beach in PC after Labor Day each year. From 9-10 floors up we could look down on the water and see sometimes dozens of sharks, often quite close to swimmers. Couldn't tell what kind and never had any attacks but it was interesting (sobering?) to see how many were around.
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I believe that Bull sharks are the species that is responsible for the most attacks.
Most attacks are in shallow water, often in low visibility.
Bull Sharks are very often found in shallow, low vis water, so maybe itís just a matter of your more likely to encounter a Bull while wading off the beach than a Blue?
...and they have a habit of swimming up river into fresh water.
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