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28 seconds of fear

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by MTR, 14th Oct, 2016.

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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Idiots. I'm not a fan of this sort of sport, or whatever it is
     
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    Some friends of mine rightfully commented that the shark probably caused itself bleeding injuries that will end its life :(
     
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    Yes, I could see it was injured, shame.
     
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    Exactly. 28s of fear for the shark who was just being a shark while the humans were being ********s
     
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    I don't mind high risk sports where I am responsible for my actions and outcomes but not where the risk is incalculable.
     
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    There are more dangerous sharks on land than in the water.
     
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    This is typical fear mongering type editorial work.
    "Strange" how the debate rages on in WA about shark nets at present, yet the Australian then posts an article like this.
    Suggestive/manipulative media conditioning you to agree to the will of whatever motive or agenda the govt has.
     
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    It was the shark that got hurt, not the diver. The fact that the diver was able to pull himself out of the cage proves this.

    It's incredibly rare that divers are attacked by sharks and those who do are usually hunting themselves (they're holding something that is bleeding or doing something else stupid).

    Part of the problem here is that the operator was 'chumming' the water to attract the sharks. This essentially puts food into the water agglutinating the sharks, rather than appealing to their natural curiosity. I've heard that some of the operators in South Australia play heavy metal music to attract the sharks (and it works apparently).

    Across hundreds of dives I've had dozens of encounters with sharks of various species, a couple of them would even be considered dangerous. I've only once ever felt nervous and I'm fairly sure the shark was more nervous than I was.

    I don't support any sort of culling, bating or even shark nets. Drum lines and shark nets rarely kill the (very few) species that are dangerous to humans but they do kill a lot of harmless animals, including dolphins and whales. We know enough about shark migratory habits to predict which locations might be dangerous. If you're still silly enough to get in the water and splash on your surfboard like a wounded fish, you do it at your own risk.
     
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    I'd love to try it.. As an animal lover and admirer of all sharks I'd love to get up close to see them.

    It's a great shame this one got hurt.. Mortally wounded? I highly doubt it.. sharks are often seen with large gouges and scratches from their battles and live on.

    For the majority of these encounters, luring the sharks up to the boats with bait or music isn't harming them is it? Happy to be proven wrong
     
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    Book yourself an a good reef dive, no chumming or cage required.

    You'll see way more than just sharks.
     
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    I watched that video and pictured the diver lying in a prone position at the bottom of the cage watching his life flash before his eyes :eek:
     
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    I think he actually got out of the cage until the shark had gotten out.

    I haven't done this myself, but a friend has. 5m whites drifting lazily past, he started to get the feeling he could climb out of the cage and interact directly with them...

    ...then one decided to 'test' the cage. With its mouth. In the video it's calm one moment and mayhem the next. In the video you can almost see the water turn brown... :D

    I've also seem videos of people diving alongside great whites. They're not mindless killers, they're highly intelligent and often curious. Unfortunately like many animals (including small children), their curiosity is expressed via their mouth.
     
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    I would have turned Octopus