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    Sharkweek Cape Cod

    Hope you Mass fellas weren't watching Sharkweek.... That "shark cam" that followed that 17' white was knarly. I could not imagine a shark that big hunting in water that shallow. 3' of water and a 17' shark swimming around!!! That's heavy.
    It's crazy how they adapt to their surroundings and hunt accordingly. It would swim in between sandbars to stay as deep as possible.

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    The reason shark attack statistics look like it's a remote chance overall is because there aren't white's patrolling an area like that. You don't see that in Jersey. lol You can't safely swim/surf with multiple gw's patrolling a shoreline in a hunting pattern like that. Obviously. Looks more like area's of Australia or South Africa than Massachusetts. No attacks for 80 years in Ma. Suddenly sharks reappear and you have an attack last year. There will be more and more attacks in the coming years if nothing is done. The seals draw in the sharks. Then ocean is huge. GW's that are extremely large, mature, and dangerous hunt seals like this. When their smaller they hunt fish instead and have a completely different hunting pattern. It will take a few fatalities in a single year before they realize they need to cull the sharks and control the seal population. You can relocate the seals or fix all the females to stop breeding. That shark cam didn't really tell us anything we didn't already know. This whole shark week is a ratings grab for the discovery channel. Just look that megalodon fake documentary. One week of propoganda by shark "conservationist" who seem to hate their own kind, but love sharks. You can hear the b.s by the narrator and the people who clearly have a bias on many of these documentaries. At least that shark cam showed the true danger on camera. I'll give it that. But we already knew how close they hunted to shore. People have been attacked by white's in chest deep water on many occasions.

    Unlike the b.s. stated in many of these documentaries, the ecosystem will survive even IF gw's were completely eliminated. And simply removing white's from a few very near shore beach environments like cape cod won't eliminate the species anyway. And if you got rid of the seals then you have no sharks hunting in the area like this. The seal population will keep growing and more and more whites will start coming in to feed. This is a recipe for disaster for anyone swimming/surfing there.

    It's funny how they keep saying how endangered whites are, yet they have no numbers to back it up and admit they have no idea. Also, all this stuff about this being the sharks home is a bunch of b.s. People have every right to swim in the ocean safely. It's a sad state of morality when a shark is considered more valuable than a human's life. It's just a fish. GW's are good for tearing apart cute, sweet, and much smarter seals.(sort of like a fish eating your dog). Just because it's "natural" doesn't mean it's good. A year old child getting leukemia is "natural". Thinning out the herd. I think we as people can a little more heart/compassion than this. But hey I know the politics of the people on this forum. If you like sharks so much. Find that beach with seals on it and surf RIGHT there every day for a few summers. Hell, why not just sacrifice yourself to the shark. Go to the falkans and get towed behind a boat on a small surfboard in the kill zone. It's a million to one right? Then why does it take less than a day to get an attack on the board? The shark is more important than you right? He needs a meal. The truth is that a lot of these crackpot shark conservationists posting on online forums believe people shouldn't even be entering the ocean and that surfer's are nuts! Google these topics and you'll see! They should immediately end the ban on fishing for gw's in the area and cull the whole near shore area as a matter of public safety and then start to deal with the seals.
    Last edited by shark-hunter; Aug 6, 2013 at 11:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark-hunter View Post
    You can't safely swim/surf with gw's patrolling a shoreline like that. Obviously. No attacks for 80 years in Ma. Suddenly sharks reappear and you have an attack last year. There will be more and more attacks in the coming years if nothing is done. The seals draw in the sharks. Then ocean is huge. GW's that are extremely large, mature, and dangerous hunt seals like this. When their smaller they hunt fish instead and have a completely different hunting pattern. It will take a few fatalities in a single year before they realize they need to cull the sharks and control the seal population. You can relocate the seals or fix all the females to stop breeding. That shark cam didn't really tell us anything we didn't already know. This whole shark week is a ratings grab for the discovery channel. Just look that megalodon fake documentary. One week of propoganda by shark "conservationist" who seem to hate their own kind, but love sharks. The ecosystem will survive even IF gw's were completely eliminated. And simply removing white's from very near shore environments won't eliminate the species anyway. And if you got rid of the seals then you have no sharks hunting in the area like this. The seal population will keep growing and more and more whites will start coming in to feed. This is a recipe for disaster for anyone swimming/surfing there.

    It's funny how they keep saying how endangered whites are, yet they have no numbers to back it up and admit they have no idea. Also, all this stuff about this being the sharks home is a bunch of b.s. People have every right to swim in the ocean safely. It's a sad state of morality when a shark is considered more valuable than a human's life. It's just a fish. GW's are good for tearing apart cute, sweet, and much smarter seals.(sort of like a fish eating your dog). Just because it's "natural" doesn't mean it's good. A year old child getting leukemia is "natural". Thinning out the herd. I think we as people can a little more heart/compassion than this. But hey I know the politics of the people on this forum. If you like sharks so much. Find that beach with seals on it and surf RIGHT there every day for a few summers. Hell, why not just sacrifice yourself to the shark. Go to the falkans and get towed behind a boat on a small surfboard in the kill zone. It's a million to one right? Then why does it take less than a day to get an attack on the board? The shark is more important than you right? He needs a meal. The truth is that most crackpot shark conservationists posting on online forums believe people shouldn't even be entering the ocean and that surfer's are nuts! Google these topics and you'll see! They should immediately end the ban on fishing for gw's in the area and cull the whole near shore area as a matter of public safety and then start to deal with the seals.
    right on. i like you shark hunter.

  4. Kull the humans. Start with shark-hunter.

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    Its a sad state when we as humans think that we can rule and control the animals that clearly inhabited this earth loongg before us. (Not just sharks but all creatures) Take your head out of the sand and get out of the concrete jungle you obviously call home and wake up.
    There is wildlife out there.

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    Sea creatures are a part of surfing. Heights are a part of b.a.s.e. jumping. Ice is a part of skiing (in the east). If you don't enjoy the activity enough to justify the risk then stop participating. After all, if you're not having fun (for any reason), why do it?

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    If you want to swim without worry go swim in a public pool.. that is if you dont mind all the piss

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    sounds more reasonable to cull the seals nearshore or at least near populated beaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow96coupe View Post
    Its a sad state when we as humans think that we can rule and control the animals that clearly inhabited this earth loongg before us. (Not just sharks but all creatures) Take your head out of the sand and get out of the concrete jungle you obviously call home and wake up.
    There is wildlife out there.
    You're a kook. Enjoy your place at the top of the food chain. It's survival of the fittest and that's what we are. Animals are food, unfortunately, sometimes you are too.

    Shark-Hunter is 1000% right. What real value-add does a GW give? Nothing that smaller animals can't do just as well. Same with the seals. Grab your club and go smacking, daddy needs a new pair of shoes.

    Speaking of who was here first, you need to go hug an indian. They're the ones really suffering. We give the sharks a whole week, all they got is some dusty plains, casinos, fire water and blankies. Back in the times of the indians the USA had packs of large predatory mammals that were killing people and livestock. Those crazy pilgrims killed them too. Do you miss the wolves, bears, coyotes, mountain lions, etc? Probably not because you're safe. Now we're reintroducing them. Guess, what... Livestock is being killed and I got a pack of coyotes running through my back yard. I'm sure you're happy about that though slow96coupe.

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    Idk man, I don't think hot spots of activity like the cape don't necessarily correlate to healthy worlwide populations of GWs. And I would prefer to live in a world with healthy populations of the aforementioned predators. Look at what we are as a whole, a pretty pathetic species IMO...maybe some occasional predation would keep our genetic stock healthier.