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Drone footage Great White Shark Tuncurry NSW

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Created by alex4714 Two weeks ago, 1 Jul 2019
alex4714
QLD, 7 posts
1 Jul 2019 1:54PM
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Gateman
QLD, 286 posts
1 Jul 2019 4:56PM
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Just goes to show: surfers are not their natural prey, coulda taken a bite if she wanted but quite happy to co-exist with us in their territory while they're looking for "real food". Sharks are always there, you'd be unlucky to get bitten though.

Richoa
NSW, 473 posts
2 Jul 2019 10:42AM
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Gateman said..
Just goes to show: surfers are not their natural prey, coulda taken a bite if she wanted but quite happy to co-exist with us in their territory while they're looking for "real food". Sharks are always there, you'd be unlucky to get bitten though.


Could show it wasn't hungry. maybe on a diet, or a vegan shark.


Gazuki
WA, 936 posts
2 Jul 2019 11:50AM
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Gateman said..
Just goes to show: surfers are not their natural prey, coulda taken a bite if she wanted but quite happy to co-exist with us in their territory while they're looking for "real food". Sharks are always there, you'd be unlucky to get bitten though.


www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-02/manly-shark-attack-leaves-deep-gash-on-swimmer/11270280

kkiter
NSW, 448 posts
2 Jul 2019 1:54PM
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Did anyone bother to warn them just in case it wasn't a friendly vegetarian Great White?

eppo
WA, 7084 posts
2 Jul 2019 8:36PM
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Richoa said..

Gateman said..
Just goes to show: surfers are not their natural prey, coulda taken a bite if she wanted but quite happy to co-exist with us in their territory while they're looking for "real food". Sharks are always there, you'd be unlucky to get bitten though.



Could show it wasn't hungry. maybe on a diet, or a vegan shark.




Pfff ... how do you really know this ... ? Everyone a Fckn shark expert.

Could have just eaten, got a whiff of an easier prey, maybe a current took away the sense, knowledge of the surfer who knows man.

No one really knows except that video sent shivers down my spine. ****en awesome predators.

Gazuki
WA, 936 posts
3 Jul 2019 7:23AM
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When I spearfish I don't shoot everything I see, sometimes I even come back empty-handed, just saying.

AquaPlow
QLD, 726 posts
3 Jul 2019 11:46AM
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From another Pffffftttt shark expert...

Sharks eat approx every three days naturally, compared to a mammal their survival metabolic requirements are way lower, although some can metabolically produce heat they are cold blooded (physically and IMO literally!!)
Watching that video put shivers down my spine too..
It will likely double the spook factor I get from my kite shadow on the bottom when in shallow-ish water
It neatly sums up why I can't paddle-in surf - way prefer to be able to move along with kite - in the years of Kiting and surf-life saving never seen a shark - just knew they were there - just like those surfers.

Wonder what a drone like that could do by way of warning?? Loud speaker playing Jaws movie theme??
New-ish legislation makes flying drones and any other R/C stuff a real hurdle run...
Cheers
AP

LostinSpace
QLD, 388 posts
3 Jul 2019 2:54PM
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Maybe he's just a Reggae Shark!

causehecan
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3 Jul 2019 6:34PM
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LostinSpace said..
Maybe he's just a Reggae Shark!


Hes a master of the arrrts and craaafts

bjw
NSW, 2694 posts
4 Jul 2019 5:14AM
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I am a shark expert and a shark can't be vegan, because they don't have access to social media to lobby everyone else to be vegan.

RAL INN
VIC, 2741 posts
4 Jul 2019 8:01AM
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Can any Shark experts confirm a statement made to me once in Fiji?
"our sharks are friendly, and anyway sharks only attack at surface so if scuba diving make sure it's with a group of snorkellers ".

bjw
NSW, 2694 posts
4 Jul 2019 8:10AM
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Sorry, I'm only an experts in relation to sharks not able to be vegan.

MDSXR6T
WA, 988 posts
4 Jul 2019 3:13PM
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RAL INN said..
Can any Shark experts confirm a statement made to me once in Fiji?
"our sharks are friendly, and anyway sharks only attack at surface so if scuba diving make sure it's with a group of snorkellers ".

Pretty much just island tour guide humour

Enough people have been attacked and/or killed while scuba diving to well and truely debunk that theory.

The last Perth metro shark fatality was a scuba diver in 2016 about 1km offshore

Gazuki
WA, 936 posts
4 Jul 2019 5:18PM
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MDSXR6T said..

RAL INN said..
Can any Shark experts confirm a statement made to me once in Fiji?
"our sharks are friendly, and anyway sharks only attack at surface so if scuba diving make sure it's with a group of snorkellers ".


Pretty much just island tour guide humour

Enough people have been attacked and/or killed while scuba diving to well and truely debunk that theory.

The last Perth metro shark fatality was a scuba diver in 2016 about 1km offshore


She was on the surface though when she got hit. Apparently, it was like a scene from jaws, rattled a few of the fellow onlookers.

kitcho207
NSW, 832 posts
4 Jul 2019 11:08PM
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RAL INN said..
Can any Shark experts confirm a statement made to me once in Fiji?
"our sharks are friendly, and anyway sharks only attack at surface so if scuba diving make sure it's with a group of snorkellers ".


seen plenty of sharks when scuba, free, bluewater spear diving. when your on top there are usually splashes that excite all pelagics. when you're under with them they show interest but don't seem as aggressive. however you look out for the usual signs (assuming you see them).... twitchy movements and dropped pectoral fins and arched back. then its time to get away. its when you don't see them, they are actually trying.

RAL INN
VIC, 2741 posts
5 Jul 2019 7:25AM
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Guy across road is a pro fisherman and was a driver for an Abalone diver around Wilson's Prom.
Had a time when diver was down and a GW came looking.
Dragged diver up to warn him. Diver said yes he knew but it wasn't a problem and went back to work.
A marine biologist I did my IKO with said the time to get out was when they started to circle and arch backs ( usually when the fin is exposed out of water), this he said was them getting territorial.

Gazuki
WA, 936 posts
5 Jul 2019 5:48AM
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RAL INN said..
A marine biologist I did my IKO with said the time to get out was when they started to circle and arch backs ( usually when the fin is exposed out of water), this he said was them getting territorial.


Thats when its time for old smokie

shi thouse
WA, 791 posts
5 Jul 2019 7:48AM
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These ones have been responsible for more human deaths that great whites...



eppo
WA, 7084 posts
5 Jul 2019 12:09PM
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Bull

RAL INN
VIC, 2741 posts
5 Jul 2019 2:16PM
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Yep that's the only shark that scares me away from murky estuaries north of Jervis bay.

shi thouse
WA, 791 posts
5 Jul 2019 12:32PM
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Nah...not a bull shark.

(just ignore the dramatic music)

MDSXR6T
WA, 988 posts
5 Jul 2019 3:21PM
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Gazuki said..
She was on the surface though when she got hit. Apparently, it was like a scene from jaws, rattled a few of the fellow onlookers.


I see. I was at the boat ramp when they came in with my young daughter but that's something she doesn't need to be exposed to so i left quick smart. I think any animal of a signifcant size with lots of sharp teeth is going to do a lot of damage.

I haven't watched that YT clip but fortunately times have changed(??) so the white tips aren't too much of a concern.

Bull sharks get a bad wrap but when was the last attack at Kalbarri? I personally witnessed a 2.85m bull shark caught towards iga and there are hundreds of sharks going in and out of the river.

Richoa
NSW, 473 posts
5 Jul 2019 8:17PM
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bjw said..
I am a shark expert and a shark can't be vegan, because they don't have access to social media to lobby everyone else to be vegan.


I dont know why yr so cock sure about that fella, They could have all sorts of sophisticated social media stuff going on at the depths of the ocean they can travel. People aways just assume. Sharks never look very happy to me, so they must have some vegans pestering them, probably whiney protestors too. Chanting dont eat humans its there earth too.



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