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Shark Attack in Port Kennedy, WA this morning

Old Dec 27th 2008, 9:08 am
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Bit daft going for a swim at 7 in the morning, shark breakfast time...
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Old Dec 27th 2008, 10:21 am
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I think everyone needs to be careful, i went for a surf last weekend on the gold coast a shark past under my board about 3m long, i should of got out 10mins before when i noticed a lot of birds diving for fish, this was inside the shark nets about 50m from beach.
Why do the birds dive for fish when there is a shark?
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Sounds sick I know, but we all got to eat. Can't blame a rock for being a rock.

I do feel very sorry for the family. I couldn't even bring myself to image this happening to ours
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Why do the birds dive for fish when there is a shark?
Birds are after the fish, same as the shark.
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Old Dec 27th 2008, 10:40 am
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just seen this on the news - how horrid x my family's thoughts are with the family

a great white ? they think it is
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Yeah that's awful, especially what with it being Christmas (although obv awful at any time of year).

Some avoidance tips, some are obvious..some maybe not.

http://www.auscyber.net/shark/recommendations.html

Must admit I didn't know about the bird thing.
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Old Dec 27th 2008, 11:07 am
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just a bit of an update, yes it was a great white, yes it looks like 4 metres long,-they had spotted one just up the bay at point peron this afternoon (I fell off the jet ski there yesterday!)- they have filmed it and shown it on tv this evening, it seems fair to assume its the same one.
the family are still waiting for news, nothing yet found, though speculation of a piece of diving suit matching the victims has apparently been found.
they have closed the whole of warnbro sound for the forseeable future - the bay here is 10kms long. the helicopters are still flying overhead I assume still searching. I really do hope they find him for the families piece of mind if nothing, it really is a dreadful thing. the family have apparently said that they mustn't hunt the shark as the victim was against retaliation as he says that sort of thing is just natures way.
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the family have apparently said that they mustn't hunt the shark as the victim was against retaliation as he says that sort of thing is just natures way.
Very true. We must remember we are guests in it's domain.

You can play in a Lions enclosure. Sometimes the lion will be asleep, sometimes it will ignore you, but from time to time it will do what comes naturally. Most people who spend their free time in the ocean know this.

I feel for the man and his family, as any human would, but I also understand that we are not the top dog in that environment.
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just a bit of an update, yes it was a great white, yes it looks like 4 metres long,-they had spotted one just up the bay at point peron this afternoon (I fell off the jet ski there yesterday!)- they have filmed it and shown it on tv this evening, it seems fair to assume its the same one.
the family are still waiting for news, nothing yet found, though speculation of a piece of diving suit matching the victims has apparently been found.
they have closed the whole of warnbro sound for the forseeable future - the bay here is 10kms long. the helicopters are still flying overhead I assume still searching. I really do hope they find him for the families piece of mind if nothing, it really is a dreadful thing. the family have apparently said that they mustn't hunt the shark as the victim was against retaliation as he says that sort of thing is just natures way.
Thanks for the update.

Cottesloe Beach was evacuated the other day due to a shark sighting.

I must admit it doesnt make sense to hunt the shark, dont see the point - there are many more out there waiting for the same opportunity.

His poor family.
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Kill them I say - and then eat them - they taste bloody nice!! Thoughts go out to the family
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Old Dec 27th 2008, 1:47 pm
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Blimey we were off to Penguin Island tomorrow, (kayaking over) not any more, i think i will stick to staying at home by the pool. I feel for the poor man's family tonight, what a tragedy,
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Originally Posted by pumpkin blossom View Post
Why do the birds dive for fish when there is a shark?
I think its not because there is a shark but because there is a large shoal of fish - which attracts everything that is partial to a good munch - including sharks, dolphins, birds etc. Where there's food - there's predators!
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Old Dec 27th 2008, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by squeezzii View Post
just a bit of an update, yes it was a great white, yes it looks like 4 metres long,-they had spotted one just up the bay at point peron this afternoon (I fell off the jet ski there yesterday!)- they have filmed it and shown it on tv this evening, it seems fair to assume its the same one.
the family are still waiting for news, nothing yet found, though speculation of a piece of diving suit matching the victims has apparently been found.
they have closed the whole of warnbro sound for the forseeable future - the bay here is 10kms long. the helicopters are still flying overhead I assume still searching. I really do hope they find him for the families piece of mind if nothing, it really is a dreadful thing. the family have apparently said that they mustn't hunt the shark as the victim was against retaliation as he says that sort of thing is just natures way.
What are they hoping to find? Bits of him? Or most of him minus a chunk. Never actually thought about it and just wondered.
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Old Dec 27th 2008, 4:06 pm
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I must admit it doesnt make sense to hunt the shark, dont see the point - there are many more out there waiting for the same opportunity.
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Always makes me wonder, that one. Do people seriously think they aren't around ALL the time?

Most keen surfers were still in the water today fairly nearby, as will I in the morning. You should know the risk is always there, and make judgements accordingly, no different to crossing a busy road really.
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Such a tragedy about the family in Perth. I was chatting to my brother back home on Christmas Day and he mentioned that he'd never go swimming in Australia because of the sharks. I told him that shark attacks are rare and rips are a bigger danger on aussie beaches. I know that's still true, but it's typical that a fatal shark attack happens a couple of days later.

Never realised that great whites were also known as White Pointers. The news reports are using that term a lot. There was also a 5m great white off Long Reach, on Sydney's Northern Beaches a day or two ago which knocked a guy off a kayak (he was okay). I've often seen guys out there on their kayaks when I'm on the cliff whale watching. Think I'll stay out of the water for now.
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