Are Hammer head sharks known to be dangourous to humans?
We were out today in a boat and spotted a pack of half dozen or so all about 6foot south of Pulbah Island in Lake Macquarie
Imagine seeing that on the front page of the local paper tomorrow with the holidays in full swing
Suck it up kid
Sharks are everywhere
Human are scared idiots
Everything is in balance
Maybe you should give up water sports if ya scared of sharks
But leave packs alone, then we don't piss them off, and they don't us, harmony
Now stop listening to the media beat-ups
Stats - look at sharks verses bees, hippos, trees, coconuts etc, now are you scared of coconuts too?
Haha, hope this didn't come across too angry
Last time I checked hammerheads were 4th or so on the list of sharks responsible for shark attacks.
I was even thinking of contacting the local paper as I reckon they would be interested.
I reckon I could get them to donate some money to the local volunteer coastal patrol or westpac rescue chopper for a copy of the pics.
Although I am not sure it would be a good idea to scare the visitors to the lake at this time of year.
it sure would get a lot of people talking around the campsites though
Good to hear then
I meant kid as the my perceived view on your first post indicated a lack of knowledge and immature fear of sharks
So there you go I made you younger, happy? Hehe
Seems i've read this wrong, easy on this medium, I take it back
Keep the shark stories down but, those poor buggers
Hope you had a good breeze
Hey dism,flattop(hearns lake) was blowen pretty good today and looking good tomorrow,You should come up.
Actually,green arrows for a week,happy days
only eva seen a couple in the lake at once but i think us humans are pretty safe. hammerheads only hav a very little mouth anyway and i think that they would be more scared than us.
Park Beach (Coffs) was good today, think heading there again tomorrow (bit like flattop in a good blow)
What was the swell like at flattop today and what will it be like next few days/week, any ideas?
I still need small swell as beginning, some good fun blasts (even if short) and waterstarting today with 4ws and 3kites
Definately wanna get up flatop soon (windy and low swell and free time - i'm there), prob not tommorrow but busy either side of my sailing window
Should get a crew together for a good forecast and have a bbq and beers after, keen?
Will catch you up there soon
p.s. Swoosh will be there prob www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45220
My info is from the documentary film "Sharkwater" (highly recommended). According to this film as I can remember there is no evidence whatsoever, that hammerheads have ever attacked humans. In fact they are very shy creatures, so we know very little about them.
This scare campaign is great for the multibillion dollar businesses on shark fins, which in the process of making the big bucks also make sharks extinct.....just another dark age.
Just down the road at Nth Entrance in peak season you see at least one HH almost every session , Big and small. Noone has been nibbled on though in 25 years of windsurfing/kitesurfing, the BIGGEST sharks ive ever seen were hammers and they were BIG , While sailing close to the shore at Stockton beach
I got done by a pool shark at the pub last night
dont trust any shark!!!
i was attacked by a grey nurse a few years ago ,grabed my fin and gave it a large shake[not a friendly puppy dog]
the most dangerous of hammerheads is the greater hammerhead which is extreamly dangerous .it lives in open water in the tropics so you won`t see one at lake macquarie.
my attack was only one in 20 years of spear fishing and thousands of hours of water time i worry more about being hit by a car than sharks
Statistically you have more chance of being killed by a vending machine falling on you than by shark attack. Give you one guess what country is responsible for the large number of vending maching deaths.
I was swimming in one day a few years back after a pretty successful spear fish.. and a 4ft wobby grabbed my fish net that was tied to me. after a few minutes of tug of war i had to let him take them because he was dragging me out to sea. very powerful fish
Yeah i've had more trees attack me then sharks so don't stress about the sharks!
Since they are still in the news & I was out on the bar this arvo having a great time and didn't see anymore.
Here are the pics of the pack of hammerheads in the lake on boxing day.
These guys were swimming along minding there own business doing whatever sharks do
They didn't even dissappear when we drove the boat through the middle of them
links to photos not working
WDRIC-great photos-how large and how many? And this is in Lake Macquarie on the Central Coast?
you have prob seen on the news, my mate got attacked by a bull shark under windang bridge while snorkelling. he's allright but it's still a little disturbing happening in the lake but it was bound to happen one day.
yesterday on the radio a shark expert was talking about this incident and others and hammerheads were brought up. Apparently not one person has been killed by a hammerhead shark worldwide.