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    I legitimately struggle to find words to express how vehemently opposed I am to culling sharks.

    My own moral/ecological issues with it aside, what a stupid way to "solve the problem". If you kill off 90 sharks near Reunion, more will move in to take advantage of the newly available resources. Might take some time, as they're not fast reproducers, but it's not like they're going to hold a tiger and bull shark summit out there in the Indian Ocean and decide that due to the human attacks on their brethren, they will cede those lovely resource-laden warm waters to the humans and move elsewhere.

    People are dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newenglandflatness View Post
    I legitimately struggle to find words to express how vehemently opposed I am to culling sharks.


    People are dumb.
    Couldn't have said either sentiment better myself.

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    And I realized how my previous statement might've come off(about culling the human pop.), and I know there's no way to do it, I'm just hoping the planet does it for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    And in MA thanks to the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 those sharks move closer to New England shores since it's caused the seals to reproduce like gremlins in the N. Atlantic waters. Yes, only one shark attack last summer which was the first in many decades, but Jaws looms....

    Really though, I guess the seals are an issue that pervades the fishing industry since they trail the boats and bite through the expensive nets as they're being pulled in. Now the commersh fishermen are out a net and a fair amount of their catch. Them seals bask in huge numbers at private beaches, both residential and inn/hotel owned..
    It will be interesting how all this plays out on Cape Cod. The overpopulation of seals, as mentioned is causing at least two problems (excessive fish consumption & shark related beach closures) that are affecting the economy. Fisherman and those that depend on the tourist trade, such as town beach parking coffers, beach side restaurants and concessions, and perhaps even other establishments and hotels, etc., are losing revenue.

    This loss of revenue will eventually have an effect of the tax dollars (federal through local), which may hopefully cause discussion and maybe a revision of the MMPA of 1972, although the genie is out of the bottle in the sense of what do you do about the thousands of seals on Monomoy and the neighboring beaches and waters?? Maybe herd them onto a troop transport to Greenland?? A conundrum to say the least.

    At least Mary Lee has been staying South and out to sea lately..

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    And I realized how my previous statement might've come off(about culling the human pop.), and I know there's no way to do it, I'm just hoping the planet does it for us.
    Montsanto's trying to help with that! and we complain about them? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by OceanO View Post
    Montsanto's trying to help with that! and we complain about them? lol
    Now that's what I call optimism!

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    so up in MA... say they stop protecting the heck out of the seals... and the numbers decline... I say in the short turn.... potential for shark attacks go up. but over the long run shark populations would decrease to normal levels off that area of the atlantic.

    but if they also start to cull, then the risk stays relative to the decrease of the seal population.

    As for exactly how many sharks are out there... no one knows. there could be way more than conservationists claim or there could be less.

    but we would be better off living in a moderation mindset when it comes to screwing around with nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newenglandflatness View Post
    I legitimately struggle to find words to express how vehemently opposed I am to culling sharks.

    My own moral/ecological issues with it aside, what a stupid way to "solve the problem". If you kill off 90 sharks near Reunion, more will move in to take advantage of the newly available resources. Might take some time, as they're not fast reproducers, but it's not like they're going to hold a tiger and bull shark summit out there in the Indian Ocean and decide that due to the human attacks on their brethren, they will cede those lovely resource-laden warm waters to the humans and move elsewhere.

    People are dumb.
    Actually agree 110% with you on this.

    Everybody doesn't get a trophy, kiddees, and the ocean is a a dangerous place. WTF, this generation of idiot humans is worse by every newborn, howling ball of fat defenseless pudge that gets dropped on the planet. Worse for the planet, worse for its own ind, much worse for other species.

    The humans will eventually turn this planet into a wasteland. Fished out, lifeless oceans, denuded forests, destroyed soil where once was fertile land, and ghosts where once we shared the planet with creatures from songbirds to sharks.

    We just f*** up everything we touch.
    Last edited by yankee; Jul 30, 2013 at 09:25 PM.

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    well, i dont mind the culling of tigers and bulls, especially bulls
    we dont need to make them extinct, mind you

    i want to kill my neighbor's pitbull too, im sure you all hate me
    Last edited by gotluck; Jul 30, 2013 at 09:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    Actually agree 110% with you on this.

    Everybody doesn't get a trophy, kiddees, and the ocean is a a dangerous place. WTF, this generation of idiot humans is worse by every newborn, howling ball of fat defenseless pudge that gets dropped on the planet. Worse for the planet, worse for its own ind, much worse for other species.

    The humans will eventually turn this planet into a wasteland. Fished out, lifeless oceans, denuded forests, destroyed soil where once was fertile land, and ghosts where once we shared the planet with creatures from songbirds to sharks.

    We just f*** up everything we touch.
    humans can't permanently hurt the earth. the short term, yes. if humans disappeared tomorrow the environment would correct itself and life would explode on earth.

    what we're doing does suck, but ashes to ashes, dust to dust. eventually, after people, it will be like we were never here.

    where's archy on this thread? maybe he can post some NWO and illuminati videos about world population reduction conspiracy theory videos. that might cheer you up!