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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    I remember Eric Ritter saying how they were no threat to humans... Twat!

    Oh they don't threaten you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawker View Post
    Yeah but I meant out of the Mackerel shark-group, you fear the Mako and the Whites. . They say if you see a tiger shark when diving, be prepared to be attacked. They are very aggressive. The Bulls are dangerous in shallow murky water. Great Whites are dangerous if you resemble a seal! White Tips are the ones who take ship-wreck victims and the like. I don't think they approach the shore.
    What we need is Killer Whales trained to chase the sharks away. Even Great Whites are killed by Orca. The Orcas gang up and grab and pull the flippers on both sides and rip the sharks open so they can get to the juicy bits like the liver inside. Nature is not pretty really!

    HTH?
    Depends where you are.
    I’ve swam with big tiger sharks in the Caribbean and they’re rarely aggressive, there is plenty to eat and they don’t need to compete for food so much. Whereas in the South Pacific if you see one then it’s probably coming after you.

    Bull sharks are like Pitbulls, they’ll mostly leave you alone unless you go poking around in their backyard, they’re very territorial. But they won’t leave the reef to chase you down in open water.
    I have zero experience of bulls in rivers though, they might behave entirely differently there.

    I was most afraid of Lemon sharks. Nasty unpredictable things.

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    23ft Basker at Porthcurno yesterday....


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    Default Re: Shark attack at Cornwall!

    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    I’ve swam with big tiger sharks in the Caribbean.
    There's probably a shark somewhere in the great oceans of the world telling his mates how he once swam with Iccy.

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    They'll all know he's bullshitting because he came back alive.

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    Some sharks have twitter accounts, Lydia the great white being the most famous. These are tagged sharks with GPS transmitters and you can follow their migratory patterns and see where they swim etc. Or just follow the global shark tracking program at ocearch.

    http://www.ocearch.org/profile/lydia/

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    Default Re: Shark attack at Cornwall!

    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Some sharks have twitter accounts, Lydia the great white being the most famous. These are tagged sharks with GPS transmitters and you can follow their migratory patterns and see where they swim etc. Or just follow the global shark tracking program at ocearch.

    http://www.ocearch.org/profile/lydia/
    Brilliant, thanks for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    I have zero experience of bulls in rivers though, they might behave entirely differently there.
    Never mind bulls in the river, it's the hippos you need to stay away from.
    While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land. The hippopotamus is among the most dangerous animals in the world as it is highly aggressive and unpredictable.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippopotamus

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZRX61 View Post
    23ft Basker at Porthcurno yesterday....

    Yeah, so what's in the water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawker View Post
    Yeah, so what's in the water?
    Good point. You never read the headline, 'Man attacked by killer shark whilst walking through a field', do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZRX61 View Post
    23ft Basker at Porthcurno yesterday....

    23st basker down Broadstairs the other day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    Never mind bulls in the river, it's the hippos you need to stay away from.
    While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land. The hippopotamus is among the most dangerous animals in the world as it is highly aggressive and unpredictable.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippopotamus
    I once stayed in a place called Sopa Lodge in Naivasha (sp?) where there was a hippo that would come and graze on the lawn in front of my lodge.
    At night I had to very quietly slip out to go and get food, I'd quietly creep past behind it sometimes almost close enough to touch it, but as long as you're quiet then you're ok, they're big and dangerous but as dumb as a stump.

    You don't want to get into the water when they're around, or you're very bolloxed.
    And they're almost impossible to spot when they're basking under water, just the eyes and nostrils sticking out, especially if they're in marshes or if there is floating vegetation, then they're practically invisible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gremlin View Post
    23st basker down Broadstairs the other day.
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    Isn't that a great white whale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowsider View Post
    Very interesting, dolphins are far more intelligent than I'd thought - if I found Dick Van Dyke sleeping in my back yard, I'd also push him back were he came from pretty damn quick....

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