Shark deterrent summary

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ChillWinstaaan started the topic in Sunday, 3 Jan 2016 at 4:05pm

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/innovation/shark-repellents-the-answ...

Aside from the sensationalist title an interesting summary of the available products out there.

Good to see some independent (hopefully) research coming out in 2016. Hopefully the methodology/quality stacks up. Perhaps Swellnet could run an analysis on it when they do get published?

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stunet commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 3:39pm

Like I said, if there's multiple attacks then take 'em out.

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Gaz1799 commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 4:12pm

Blowin here's an article on the attack on the diver at Smoky Bay who was wearing the Shark Pod.

I checked out Victor Coppleson and this actually gives a bit of creedence to his argument about a hungry desperate shark willing to try something different because it was unable to catch his usual prey. It was 6 metres long so hardly an agile beast anymore. I remember hearing that the guy in the ab boat rammed it but just bounced off before pulling his mate in.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/05/01/1019441391631.html

Also, for those greenies that think sharks don't breach here's a first hand experience from some Elliston chargers surfing a peak about a km offshore.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/surfers-survive-attac...

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 4:16pm

I saw a white pointer breach about 150m off the north west WA coast a few years back when it was still accepted that pointers didn't breach in Oz.

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tubeshooter commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 7:20pm

As a former commercial fisherman I see a lot of misinformation around. I refuse to argue with ill informed green ,mud hut dwelling , tofu eating idiots on this issue, as they say, its a bit like playing chess with a pidgeon , they just knock all the pieces down, shit on the board and strut around like they won.

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tubeshooter commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 7:38pm

But I'll throw in my two bob.. poor fisheries management , mainly from a lot of "researchers" who have never even stuck their big toe in the briny or so much as baited a hook .
however, previously this shark safe device was trialed off tweed heads ,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmbYFVYnAwU its since been taken off the market

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simba commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 8:32pm

Well this is worth reading ..................
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jmb/2016/9539010/

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soggydog commented Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at 8:35pm

I saw a shark breach at Leighton Beach, just south of Cottosloe about 20 years ago. Right near where they put the artificial surf reef. No one believed us.
Couple of people been eaten at Cottosloe since.

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simba commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 7:22am
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freeride76 commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 10:28am

interesting Simba.....but ultimately pretty useless information. File under tell us something we don't know.

They tried to disprove the "mistaken identity theory" and ended up showing that white sharks, especially sub-adult ones, are opportunistic, ambush predators who will investigate surfers and bite them.
Whether they think we are seals are not is really irrelevant.

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mick-free commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 12:23pm

Thanks Simba..good link and good read.

Mick Free FIFOFOMO

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udo commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 3:42pm

Shiiit !

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AndyM commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 4:09pm

Cheeky wee pup.

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udo commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 4:22pm

nicwilks insta bio - wtf

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tubeshooter commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 6:04pm

sorry Simba but ... https://sharkdivers.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/drerich-ritter-is-nutter-vid... the main author has a credibility issue

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simba commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 6:51pm

Cant say hes not dedicated,even to the point of donating his calf muscle to a 8ft bullshark.....remember watching tis doco now and his mates saying keep your heart rate under control other wise the sharks will pick up that your scared .Looks like he was.

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tubeshooter commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 10:03pm

haha, yeah ,his name a rang a bell straight away, But i think this guy knows his shit.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAzxkDQFPe0

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tubeshooter commented Friday, 19 May 2017 at 7:04pm

Just on the subject of research. Australia puts out more shark research papers per capita than any other country.. Sorting the wheat from the chaff can be difficult. I've skippered a number of vessels tendered to various fisheries departments and private sector researchers , and I do know that some are serious, genuine and dedicated to their work. For others its more of scam or a junket .
So this article is no shock to me.. www.smh.com.au/national/taxpayers-shell-out-more-than-3-million-for-unre...

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Blowin commented Friday, 19 May 2017 at 8:14pm

Tubeshooter - got any leads on junket funding.

Sort of in the market for a nice high paying / low demand junket myself.

Will work - lackadaisically and sporadically - for fame and fortune.

Maybe you could put my name forward ?

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tubeshooter commented Friday, 19 May 2017 at 10:24pm

Well technically speaking, there's a difference between scam and junket ,I don't want to split hairs but for it to be a junket you would have to work for the government , tell me it isn't so

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Blowin commented Friday, 19 May 2017 at 10:18pm

No mate, I don't work for the government.

But I guess the same could be said about most government employees.

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tubeshooter commented Friday, 19 May 2017 at 10:26pm

In that case I know a few scams you might be interested in

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chin commented Friday, 19 May 2017 at 10:51pm

Forget about that tax dept. one, the jig is up

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Blowin commented Friday, 19 May 2017 at 11:23pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j1DuMXH3YBU

Risky hula ( apologies to Surfing World )

Thought I'd throw this in cause it's cool as fuck.....and apparently there are sharks there.

Fella deserves a bit of mauling after his drop in.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 20 May 2017 at 7:50am

Headline :

Scientific study may reveal reality of abundant white pointers which could jeopardise emotive fantasies that there are only 3 sharks left and they are the thin toothy line between faultless nature and evil humanity.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/great-white-shark-st...

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simba commented Saturday, 20 May 2017 at 8:14am

Well spotted Blowin,we all know where this will go but at least their talking about it...anyway i noticed this which i hadn't seen before but worth watching ...

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2017/jan/16/kitesurfer-...

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Blowin commented Saturday, 20 May 2017 at 11:55am

Ive had some really fun surfs at Fitzgerald River , always solo , but last time passed through a couple of months ago I just couldn't bring myself to get out there.

Incredible place - amazing scenery , amongst the highest floral biodiversity on the planet and fun waves with no one around 99 percent of the time.....and big, big fish.

Go there.

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simba commented Sunday, 21 May 2017 at 7:57am
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tubeshooter commented Sunday, 21 May 2017 at 3:29pm

www.theinertia.com/surf/mick-fanning-was-not-attacked-by-a-shark/

Apparently it was all just a big misunderstanding , no harm no foul.

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simba commented Sunday, 21 May 2017 at 3:45pm

Well shows what a disrespecting dickhead the author is in this statement..
.' Worst case scenario, he loses part of a leg or an arm, he becomes another Bethany Hamilton type celebrity and the surfing fanatics all over the world shed a tear when he paddles out for his first WSL heat after his recovery. A movie would probably be shot too, and little groms all over the world would idolize Mick even more than they do now.'

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tubeshooter commented Sunday, 21 May 2017 at 4:41pm

Hes a dickhead alright. That whole article has got more holes in it than a seal shaped piece of neoprene in S.A

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tubeshooter commented Monday, 22 May 2017 at 1:18pm

The Shark has since apologised to Mick , admitting that it "probably shouldve gone to Specsavers" , and " was actually looking for Strider Wasilewski". In Court , charges of attempted murder , and assault with intent were downgraded to "an encounter".. The Shark was placed on a 12 month good behaviour bond , and ordered to pay $25 for damages to Micks legrope. Prosecuters Slater and Flores, who had originally called for the death penalty , were unavailable for comment.
The Shark was last seen sharing a peak with a group of bodyboarders near Cape Town , where it also conducts Surfer Awareness classes for other sharks who've run a foul of the law.

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udo commented Monday, 22 May 2017 at 3:11pm

Sealion snatches girl off dock -Abc online
Fucking quick bugger

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Clam commented Monday, 22 May 2017 at 5:35pm

That would have been a bad bite .
Its all over instagram too

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Gaz1799 commented Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at 1:23pm

Yeh I blame the parents for that one poor girl. That would have hurt like hell it had her whole body weight and fully yanked her off the pier.
These idiots need to learn that sea-lions are no better than wild dogs and they have absolutely no fear of people.

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tubeshooter commented Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at 6:58pm

I'ts probably been sold to some funniest home video show by now. Won't be too long until it does the rounds , complete with stupid voice overs and cartoon like sound effects.

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james10 commented Wednesday, 24 May 2017 at 11:25am

Apparently a grant available of $200 for 1,000 shark repellant devices for surfers and divers. This rebate will be available from May 26 who's in?

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/mcgowan-plans-shark-shield-rebates-to-...

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mackdog commented Thursday, 25 May 2017 at 5:52pm
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lostdoggy commented Thursday, 25 May 2017 at 6:01pm

I can't tell if he's serious or just winding them up, haha. Top effort.

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tubeshooter commented Thursday, 25 May 2017 at 8:55pm

I,m guessing his last hold down was a lengthy one

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Coaster commented Friday, 26 May 2017 at 8:34pm

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/when-animal-rights-extremism-exposes-the-w...

"Once again, the moral flaw at the heart of the beliefs of extreme animal liberators was exposed. It's the same misguided value system displayed whenever someone is taken by a shark in our waters. Rather than control the number of predatory Great Whites – a protected species for the past 20 years whose numbers have been growing in the past decade – we are subjected to sanctimonious lectures about how we humans have invaded their territory and should stay out of their way."