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    Surfer dies in latest shark attack in Western Australia

    Surfer dies in latest shark attack in Western Australia



    A man has been killed by a shark off the coast of Western Australia, in the latest of an unprecedented series of such attacks.

    The man was surfing with friends early on Saturday morning near Wedge Island, about 160km (100 miles) north of Perth.

    The authorities say they are trying to catch the shark involved.

    It is the fifth fatal attack off Western Australia since September. On average, there is one a year in the whole of Australia.

    A witness, who was jet-skiing nearby, said only half a torso was left of the victim, and that he was himself attacked when he tried to help.

    "There was just blood everywhere and a massive, massive white shark circling the body," he said, estimating that the fish was four or five metres (13ft-16ft) long.

    "I reached to grab the body and the shark came at me on the jet-ski and tried to knock me off. I did another loop and when I came back to the body the shark took it."





    The victim's remains have not been found, and a search is under way for them, police said.

    The spate of fatal attacks in Western Australia has prompted calls for a cull of sharks, but the authorities have ruled out the option following protests from environmental groups.

    Tony Cappelluti, of Australia's department of fisheries, told ABC television that the shark would be killed if tracked down.

    "We have placed baited lines in the water near the attack site, in an attempt to catch the shark should it return to the location or pose a threat in the area," he told the Western Australia newspaper.

    Sharks are a common feature in Australian waters but attacks are rare, with only 46 fatalities in the past half-century, according to the Australian Shark Attack File.



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    Western Australia has prompted calls for a cull of sharks, but the authorities have ruled out the option following protests from environmental groups.
    fucking useless animals are more important then people like usual

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    If great white sharks don't come in the bars I don't go in the water.

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    Time to let a few Jap fishing vessels loose around the area

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    The authorities say they are trying to catch the shark involved.

    I don't want to make light of the guys death but just how the fuck do you identify the fucking shark that killed him ?
    i love the water but there are certain places you would not get me in there.

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    1 week earlier in Victori Aus, just outside the Port Philip heads a diver disappeared while surfacing.Her tank and BC vest were later recovered showing signs of a possible shark attack.
    This area is not far from seal rocks which is known to be a feeding ground for white pointers.
    Since the Australian and South African governments declared the Great White a protected species,in my opinion(and it is only an opinion,I have no proof)attacks by Great Whites are becoming more frequent and it would appear that with the passing of time more of these animals are growing to maturity(larger) than when they were previously.
    The Great White has reclaimed (with some outside help) it's position at the apex of it's domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crocman
    This area is not far from seal rocks which is known to be a feeding ground for white pointers.
    When I surfed when younger we always looked for bait fish and when tailor were running you knew for sure larger and larger fish will follow including feeding sharks.

    That's the time you get out of the water and anyone who surfs or dives where there are seals is shark food waiting to happen.

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    There is definately an increase in shark attacks since white pointers were protected. They are spreading up from the south where there used to be a whaling station in Albany that was a haven for them. As they pulled the whales up the ramp they would see the buggers still going at them.

    It's the same as crocs in the North. They are territorial and are spreading sth down the coast.They are finding them in places you never used to.
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    Damn those invasive species, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Damn those invasive species, eh?
    The poms? They might bite, but generally, their teeth aren't strong enough to hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panty Hamster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Damn those invasive species, eh?
    The poms? They might bite, but generally, their teeth aren't strong enough to hold.


    You really are a twat Panty Liner

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    White's dont kill people on land, dont go in the water or take the risk, let the sharks be.

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    Maybe these whites are getting a taste for human flesh from the drowned immigrant bodies after the sinkings of late ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower View Post
    Maybe these whites are getting a taste for human flesh from the drowned immigrant bodies after the sinkings of late ?
    I see the Zombie angle is being covered up again.


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    It couldnt' have been in too deep water so if the authorities really want to find it then surely keeping a helicopter in the area may get a result.
    Baited lines ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    White's dont kill people on land, dont go in the water or take the risk, let the sharks be.
    Screw that you tree hugging fool. Drop some anti sub marine missiles around there every coupe years. Problem solved.

    The environment can handle it.

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    Southern softies, the Eskimos can kill a narwhal whale with a bit of bone and wood, but the colonials are afraid of a itzy bitzy shark, poofters.

    Just try paddling away from a gam of these bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Fella View Post
    The authorities say they are trying to catch the shark involved.

    I don't want to make light of the guys death but just how the fuck do you identify the fucking shark that killed him ?
    i love the water but there are certain places you would not get me in there.
    Round up the usual suspects.

    Not sure what the reason is for more great whites around the Antipodes, but in the States it's because their prey species have rebounded so sharply, both on the West and East coasts. I don't think people are now or have ever been on the menu per se, but they do make mistakes, and when a four-meter white or tiger shark bites you even one mistake is enough. If they did target people, entering the water at several very popular surfing spots in California, most notably Ano Nuevo, would be suicidal. Still, people surf there every day, enjoying themselves while several varieties of pinniped risk their lives going to and from the rookeries. Even the surfers at Ano Nuevo have a better chance of cracking up on the rocks or being hurt in a collision with another surfer than they do of experiencing a shark attack. I think in terms of relative danger there is an analogy to be made with violent crimes against tourists in Thailand- it might happen, but you are far more likely to be hurt in a traffic accident.

    Nonetheless, I've surfed and dived all around Monterey Bay, but no f-ing way I would go in the water at Ano Nuevo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dobella
    It couldnt' have been in too deep water
    Why not?

    Big sharks like coming up from deep water; I don't know the sea depth on that side, but at Brisbane and the old whaling station(s) islands there is a continental shelf drop-off which is perfect for big sharks.

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    20 Things That Kill More People Than Sharks Every Year

    Sharks get a bad rap for being dangerous predators that are constantly devouring humans, but there is a whole world of things out there that will kill before a shark does. Here are just a few of those things. posted about 11 months ago
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    ^Hippos is dangerous.

    We need more Hippo Hunters!

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    ^Just wait 'til the Chinks find out they taste good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo View Post
    ^Hippos is dangerous.

    We need more Hippo Hunters!
    Hippos kill more humans than any other animal in Africa.

    As for Deer, that is surprising.

    I thought that there is now a "shark belt" that surfers/divers can wear that emits a signal that humans cannot hear, but it disrupts a shark's central nervous system, thus driving the shark away.

    Are there these, shark belts?
    ............

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    Welcome to Shark Shield




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