Shark attack victim dies in Cape Cod

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by SpikeLee33, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. JawnDoeski

    JawnDoeski Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2014
    Hey Dawg

    My buddy spears around the groins and jettys in MoCo an Ocean county

    Word from him is there a some big boys that hangout side the murky waters off them jetz

    And his word is bond

    He still goes though
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  2. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    16' tiger in Nags Head was photoshop and not real...fake news

  3. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    You guys are super sharkey down around there anyway, right? I’ve heard it’s loaded with GWs but I’ve never been there so wouldn’t know.
    While hangin with BassMon at his break, he quietly got us inside - didn’t want to scare my daughter by telling us, but the rest of the lineup came in close too cause they saw the same thing. We stayed inside for a bit then we all went back out... it’s funny but I had very little hesitation to go back out mostly because I felt he knew his spot well.
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  4. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    See a lot of sandbar sharks at TPTSNBN, harmless. Always chaps my ass, though, to see the Pennsyltucky asshats use their heavy tackle & reel those poor sandbar sharkies in, then SIT ON THEM on the beach whilst their suet-hipped rolls of flab baby mamas take the FB photos.

    Then, said jackass pries the big hook out of the creature's face with channel locks, drags it backwards & dumps it in the surf line. Some make it, stunned, barely getting back out to the ocean, and who knows what happens to them when they fade under the waves. And some don't make it, just being rolled in the surf line by the shore pound, you can tell they're dead.

    Always an experience to witness the superior species, the smartest species on the planet, at work & at play at TPTSNBN.

    Honestly, if I could get away with it? Beatings, towing down the beach rope attached to ankles & testicle removals with said channel locks for Pennsyltuckians.
  5. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Having gotten THAT of my chest.

    I've been trolled by what I'm pretty certain was Whitey, as he gave up scoping my pale ass & gave chase to a gigantic manta ray that breached several times a few hundred yards offshore.

    Also been trolled by a bull shark(?) who slowly cruised the trough & doubled back, just letting me know that he was between me & the beach & he was the boss.

    The farther one goes down TPTSNBN the wilder it seems to get. 12 miles of raw Nature, waiting for its moment.
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  6. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2015
    Watched a local news program and the reporter was at the beach where the attack happened, and a guy on a log was sliding away behind her, she said some people can't help themselves.
  7. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    ... and people that have never had the pleasure of riding a wave can't possibly get it.
  8. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
  9. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Thanks for the article.

    It made me think that if one took up jogging out on the Serengeti, sooner or later the lions, or some other predator, are going to get you.
  10. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
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  11. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Surfers need to take up shark fishing.......the end.
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  12. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
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  13. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    By coincidence, this song came out around the time our ship was making a port call in Mombasa, Kenya. While there, a number of us took a 2-day safari tour...Mt Kilimanjaro always in the background. Saw many of the animals one sees in the zoo or on the Nature channel: lions, rhino, giraffes, wildebeests, elephants, hippos, even chattering monkeys pooping and playing with themselves from the tree tops. Anyway, I was glad we were in vehicles.
  14. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
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  15. sabinakhanchennai

    sabinakhanchennai New Member

    Sep 29, 2018
  16. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Without getting hysterical, this is just another interesting and well informed, but fluff piece of propaganda designed to calm the masses. It’s easy to do with numbers and stats and “facts” but this is stuff theyve known for decades and doesn’t touch on the reality of things: because of our intervention into an apex predators environments, food supplies, breeding areas, both good and ill, have led to a large uptick in population in areas normally limited because of limited or nonexistant food supply.
    The white shark cafe has nothing to do with how many more sharks their are hanging around close to shore, although it’s amazing stuff. It has everything to do with the non management of seal population locations and overzealous conservation. But because that’s sort of having to look in the mirror and admit that it’s the problem, it’s instead, a campaign to mollify the people that is the reaction/solution. It’s the man behind the green curtain all over again. Their are not all of a sudden twice as many beach goers and water sports as there were 15 yrs ago, but there sure as HELL is a lot more population of predatory sharks close to these areas than there were then.
    I wish instead of trying to bury this thing they’d try and figure out how to manage it before it gets to a point where it’s necessary to start killing/culling - which doesn’t seem to do much, as we’ve all talked about in this thread.
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  17. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Mr B.. understood.. but until they get their act together and deal with the seal problem, it is good to have an idea of shark migratory patterns as well when they might be "fattening up" for a journey. Makes us stoked all the more for winter surfing.. less crowded line ups, great waves, and less grey suites. Of course, we already knew that. ;):cool:
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  18. Toonces

    Toonces Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    You know, I didn't even know about the GWS at the Cape until I read it on this site.
    The first time I went there, I remember that right at the end of the stairs going down to the beach there was a sign basically saying to stay out of the water if you saw a shark eating a seal. I was like, Huh, no kidding? Then when I got out there, I couldn't believe how many seals there were...just everywhere. It was a little spooky because they'd pop up and then kind of get this surprised look when they saw me and bark or puff or something, and then dive back underwater. I was never quite sure one wasn't going to come over and give me a bite just because.

    Then I came here, and read about all the sharks, and it changed my whole perspective on the Cape. I figure I'd continue to take my chances and play the odds if I still lived up there. Just too many miles of empty beach to NOT surf, you know?
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  19. Toonces

    Toonces Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    That Cape Cod article was pretty good. I had no idea there was such a shark problem on the Cape. Heh, for me I guess ignorance was bliss...I only surfed there a handful of times but I had a great time with no worries about sharks.
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