Saw the footage of the New Zealanders shooting at the shark that killed the film industry guy. I might be alone on this one, but I didn't think it right to shoot the shark. With their numbers diminishing, as well as their food supply, I'd say the happenings of attacks are more the fault of humans than sharks, who I would wager would rather be eating a blubbery seal. Its not a malicious attack, its just the nature of the 'man in the white pajamas'. When we enter the water, we're no longer atop the food chain.
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Thread: To Shoot or not to shoot
Mar 5, 2013, 05:07 PM #1
To Shoot or not to shoot
Mar 5, 2013, 05:11 PM #2
I'm with ya dude, don't shoot. I'm in an overly misanthropic mood at the moment, but I'd answer the same way regardless.
Mar 5, 2013, 05:14 PM #3Junior Member
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i agree with the both of you, People need to understand that they are stepping into the sharks environment and must deal with the consquences. Not saying the death isnt a shame but it happens. The sharks should be safe from humans they are in their natural habitat and its sad that the lack of food is not the only thing that is diminsihing their numbers
Mar 5, 2013, 05:17 PM #4
I also disagree with the shooting!
Mar 5, 2013, 05:21 PM #5
Couldn't agree more. Watch the movie "Sharkwater" by Rob Stewart, it will completely change your view of sharks just like it did for me. They are one of the coolest creatures on the planet.
I've heard stories of people shooting into the water to scare sharks off...
I also think we don't have the first clue what motivates a shark to attack a human. I hear all the time that its mistaken identidy... Maybe but Im pretty sure that the bottom line is hunger and not bad eyesight. If a shark is hungry enough it will eat whatever it thinks might be food.
Mar 5, 2013, 06:13 PM #8
well, water is 700 to 800 times denser than air... either 700 or 800, not a varying amount mind you...
so, when the bullet hits the water its losing an enormous amount of energy. I guess if they have the shark hooked and its right at the surface the chances are much better... but a large shark swimming 3 feet below the water... I'd say the bullets are probably just barely making an impact and would leave little injury on the body. Perhaps we should submit this to myth busters for testing... but there is no myth of sharks being killed by people shooting guns at them while they are swimming by...