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  1. A tagged 5m great white shark has been detected lurking off Perth's beaches early this morning. The Department of Fisheries said the tagged great white had been detected in Ocean Reef, Scarborough and Floreat overnight. “The latest detection was around 5.30am off Floreat Beach and follows a detection at 4.20am today by a shark monitoring network acoustic receiver off Scarborough Beach,” Fisheries said. The same 5m shark was also detected at Ocean Reef just before 11pm last night. The shark was tagged as part of the State Government-funded program to monitor the occurrence of great white sharks off Perth beaches. Water Police have been advised of the shark's movements.:fish2:
  2. Nothing on the channels and noticed this documentary on tonight. Think its about the 2009 attacks. Will be watching it as moving to Sydney next year.....
  3. Just heard a 32 year old American man has been killed off Rottnest Island, my thought go out to his family and friends. It comes just 12 days after a man was killed swimming off Cottesloe beach in a suspected shark attack. My son is now saying when we get there, he wont swim in the sea, has anybody living there changed their bathing habit in light of this?
  4. The Pom Queen

    Cyclops Albino Shark

    Shark expert Felipe Galvan Magana, of Mexico's Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias del Mar, told the Pisces Fleet Sportfishing: "This is extremely rare. As far as I know, less than 50 examples of an abnormality like this have been recorded." Researchers said they had examined the shark and found that its eye was made of functional optical tissue. It is unlikely that it would have survived. Dr Magana and his colleagues will soon publish a scientific paper about the find. Seth Romans, a spokesman for Pisces Fleet, told LiveScience that the fisherman who caught the shark was "amazed and fascinated" by the attention and was hanging on to its remains. Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/cyclops-shark-real-where-are-the-lasers/story-fn5fsgyc-1226170276514#ixzz1bBgAWsPR
  5. The Pom Queen

    Shark Attacks

    A body border was bit in half on a Perth beach yesterday, although no one saw the shark the media are saying it was a Great White. RIP Kyle. What I don't understand is that people were back there in the sea today. I know the shark has probably moved on but even so:shocked:
  6. I'm timid in the surf so I prefer the harbour beaches, Clovelly, or the ocean pools that many of the surf beaches have. They took the shark nets up at Neilsen Park & Parsley Bay back in May & they've put them back for the spring/summer now. It does not matter what you want from a beach, Sydney has them all - big, brash, crowded - Bondi, Manly, Coogee, Cronulla, just as big or bigger but not so brash & crowded - Maroubra, Narrabeen, Long Reef, smaller but still with good surf - Bronte, Tamarama, Freshwater. Family friendly - Clovelly or any of the harbour beaches, Neilsen Park, Watsons Bay, Redleaf, Camp Cove, Lady Jane, Balmoral, Clontarf. Plus all the other ones - Palm, Bilgola, Whale, Avalon, Mona Vale, Newport, Warriewood, Collaroy at the southern end of Narrabeen, North Narrabeen at the northern end, Curl Curl, Queensliff. I've still not been to Fairy Bower or Shelley @ Manly. Little Bay, La Perouse, Bundeena. Cronulla also inludes Eloura & Wanda? I suppose strictly speaking Manly is South & North Steyne and isn't there a shark proof beach by the ferry? Bottom line is, if you can't find what you want in Sydney you never will anywhere else!
  7. The Pom Queen

    Shark Spotted off the Sunshine Coast

    Surf Life Saving Queensland said aerial patrols by the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service spotted several sharks at the northern end of the coast this morning. The helicopter made four landings on its regular patrol today after spotting the first of the sharks 5km south of Double Island, with subsequent groups spotted within 3km of the initial sighting. Spokesman Aaron Purchase said Surf Life Saving Queensland would be extending its aerial patrols across the next week to monitor the situation and offer increased protection for beachgoers. While Mr Purchase said the chances of a shark attack were low, he warned swimmers to remain cautious across the school holiday period.
  8. He lost an arm and suffered severe hip injuries whilst snorkelling on Tuesday in what was the second fatal shark attack in the same area this month. No sharks attacks since 1962 in this area The second this month :eek: A 36-year-old French tourist was killed by a shark off the same beach just over two weeks ago. why the hell did they not ban swimming till this rouge shark was caught? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14552788
  9. As some of you know I love wildlife and particularly the wildlife in Australia, I have had a long standing love affair with all things flora and fauna, and particularly sea life. Sharks to me are the epitome of 'nature', graceful, powerful and wholly misunderstood by some. So with this said, I have to admit that I would truly love to see a Great White up personal and close, I have seen just about every other shark Australia has to offer, bering an avid fisherman you can't but help come into contact with a lot of species, they still fascinate me to this day. But, over recent years the 'cage' diving experience has taken off in many parts of the world, South Africa, USA, and indeed Australia. So do these experiences do more harm than good. I am a firm believer that sharks are one of the most intelligent creatures there are on earth, they are NOT the frenzied killers that some make out. I also know that a lot of cage diving operators have strict rules in place, how far away from land they can operate, what they can use as an attractant etc, BUT. Does cage diving to some extent 'educate' the sharks into thinking that humans are 'possible' food items. The more times they see people they 'may' get used to them and in some way become accustomed to seeing us as a food stuff. And when/if some of these same sharks show up in coastal areas of Australia are they paying the price for our need to see these wonderful creatures in the wild. I realise that some shark species are protected, and in particularly the White, but this does not stop many people screaming for the death of a 'rogue' shark when it has attacked a bather whilst in the ocean. Sharks as I said are very intelligent, are we not giving them enough credit when it comes to our ideals about how we perceive these magnificent creatures. As I said, I would dearly love to get up close and personal, but I still have at the back of my mind that in doing so I am in a small way contributing to the possible damage of some poor hapless shark that decides to take a bite out of the next unfortunate. Cheers Tony.:wink:
  10. Guest

    Shark Attacks.

    Hi All. Read on the news today that a German lady unfortunately was the victim of a shark attack in one of the resorts around Sharm El Sheikh, unfortunately she died. This happened after a few sporadic sightings of sharks in recent weeks around that area, so it got me thinking. I have a mate who lives around the Jindalee area of Brisbane, last month he came over to visit me and we got talking about the 'Good Old Days' when we used to go fishing around the Brissy area. Anyway, he went back some three weeks ago and as normal (rain permitting) he got out and fished. We have as normal kept in touch and last week we were having a good old chin wag about what we were up to. In the conversation he told me (and I believe him) that he had caught a 'Bull Shark' some twenty three miles up the Brisbane River, it was apparently around a metre and a half in length and fought like buggery. We had always heard rumours about these sharks being up river, some news reports were very, very, reputable. I dare say someone (Kev/Bobj) will put me right, but I 'think' there have been several Bull Sharks caught in recent years up river and indeed a few attacks as well. When you consider the Brisbane River becomes far less salty as you go up this is remarkable. If it was a Bull Shark then it would mean that these sharks can survive in brackish water without the need to travel to sea. I know they have the capability to resist fresh water, but to find a nearly four foot shark that far up a river is astounding. Not trying to frighten anyone, just thought it may be of interest to some of you. PS. He has promised to send me photos, as soon as he does I'll post them. Cheers Tony.:wink:
  11. tracy123


    OK I know he was off to Australia for a holiday but that was months ago...... So where is he????? The greater the conspiracy theory the better :jiggy:
  12. Guest

    The Shark Thread.

    Hope you don't mind Sharky, if you do I will take this thread down mate. Cheers Tony:wink:
  13. Guest


    Hi Shark, sorry I thought it better to bring the Tasmania thread over here, which area are you considering in Tasmania, obviously somewhere that has oysters....? There are warmer areas with Oysters in Australia. The weather here is nowhere near as bad as in Ireland:wubclub:
  14. Guest

    Shark dive.

    Has anybody experienced a caged shark dive? :chatterbox: Really looking forward to trying this out in SA and would love to hear anybodys experiences of shark swimming. Thanks. Bex.x
  15. Hi all! this may seem totally over the top to most people but i'm sure there are some people out there who must share my fear of SHARKS! :cry: i am absolutely terrified of being in water other than swimming pools! pathetic i know. i used to live in Australia when i was little and i can remember watching the 'jaws' films when i was little (under six) and being terrified, and after watching them only going in the water with my three siblings..... well, one in four chance of being eaten!!!! so, although you wont catch me in the sea in Oz i know my hubbie and kids will be in there all the time, surfing, jet ski-ing etc we're planning to go to Adelaide - great white territory!!! where i dont think they have shark nets round beaches!!! anyway after doing a bit of parinoid research i found this on the net- That is why an Australian company has created an electronic device to make sharks stay away from humans in the water. The electronic shark repellent unit is a miniature version of cumbersome anti-shark pods used to protect triathletes in Sydney Harbor during the 2000 Olympics and worn by abalone divers. Weighing in at just a pound, the device attaches to a swimmer's ankle and emits an electronic field to ward-off sharks. It has a battery life of two hours. A slightly larger unit for scuba divers weighs 590 grams (1.3 lb) with a battery life of four hours. The unit, developed by SeaChange Technology Pty Ltd., does anyone know anything about these products? do they work and how much???? i know theres not much chance of being attacked if you swim at certain hours etc etc but it is my personal nightmare! if anyone has heard off this product please reply!!! B x
  16. This was a bit of a close call !!!! a great white menaces with a group of kayakers of Sydneys northern beaches see video Yahoo!7
  18. Jo&Rich

    Loch Ness Shark

    Lake's Nessie the shark: a lot of bull? - National - smh.com.au Article from todays Sydney Morning Herald; on the central NSW coast, a fisherman has claimed to have netted a 7m great white shark in Tuggerah Lake. John West, Taronga Zoo's shark expert, (John West?!:twitcy:), said "A large shark like that would stick out like dog's balls." Don't mince words do they! Jo x
  19. Guest

    shark cage diving

    due to all the great reports about go matilda we have decided to use them. but the only problem is that the first thing my partner mark wants to do when we get to oz is go shark cage diving .. he must have a screw loose :wacko: cant wait to go on my honeymoon to brisbane in january ESTELLE
  20. Stuju

    Another Shark Attack in NSW

    Summary | AAP | ABC | Photos Tuesday April 8, 09:56 AM Surfer killed by shark off NSW coast A 16-year-old surfer has died after being attacked by a shark off the NSW north coast. The boy died at North Wall Beach at Ballina after suffering large bites to the leg and body, a Surf Life Saving NSW spokesman says. The attack took place around 8.30am (AEST) while the boy was bodyboarding with a friend. "Basically we know that shortly after eight o'clock this morning, two boys were surfing, or bodysurfing on bodyboards, adjacent to the North Wall at Ballina," Surf Life Saving spokesman Stephen Leahy told AAP. "Shortly after eight o'clock one of the boys indicated that he was in trouble to his mate, his mate went over to help and found that he had been attacked. "He brought him up on to the shore, but unfortunately the boy died due to his injuries." Mr Leahy said all beaches in Ballina had been closed as a precaution. Another Surf Life Saving NSW spokesman, Craig Roberts, said the boy suffered two large bites, one to the leg and one to the body. The shark had not been spotted since, and crews were out looking for it. "The patient came in with another gentleman and lifeguards attended the scene," Mr Roberts told ABC radio. "As you can imagine it was quite a distressful situation. "He was unconscious and the lifeguards and ambulance officers had some severe haemorrhage to deal with." Mr Roberts said lifeguards performed well in the traumatic situation. "Certainly it's one of those things that you're trained for but hopefully it never happens as well," he said. "The lifeguards did an excellent job and worked with the ambulance and the police service, but obviously it is a traumatic experience." The boy was surfing 50 metres out from shore at the time of the attack, he said. Reports that a second man was attacked but survived have not been confirmed. Mr Roberts said the beach was normally patrolled, but crews had not started patrolling for the day. Surfers' websites say North Wall beach, just north of the Richmond River estuary, is popular, but they warn of the danger from sharks. However Mr Roberts said it was not common for sharks to be present off North Wall beach at this time of year. "Earlier on in the year there was a very heightened risk in the Byron (Bay) area in which we put some additional measures with jet skis and helicopters in the area," he said. "But at this time of year it's generally not a high prone (high prone) season for the sharks." Lifesavers will get a full report on the incident at 9.30am (AEST). I know these attacks don't happen every day - but when they do its such a shame & such a waste of a life. I really feel for the family & friends of this young lad. Surfer killed by shark off NSW coast - Yahoo!7 News
  21. Hiya Everyone, We have had a sighting of a great white shark, 5-6m off our local beach, Warnbro near Rockingham, sh***ing it a bit now cos I always said that they would never be in "THIS NECK OF THE WOODS". OMG they are!! SHOULD I or SHOULDNT I go out on the jet ski again ??? It was only a 100 m or so from the beach, bit frightened now guys wot u think? Trying to be well hard infront of the hubbie cos he is well scared ( saw JAWS at too young an age ), oooohhhhhhhhhhhhh bit scared lol !!! Sian xxxx :arghh:
  22. johnd

    shark , shark!

    hi all, well the last week has been ok and the work situation looks brighter this week in the illawarra. but today i went diving/snorkelling with my cousin who is an expert in all things diving/hunting....outdoor life etc,etc,etc. he pulled a 3ft dog shark out of a cave and then passed it to me , it was not happy ,as you can imagine and it felt very strong, after we let it go i made sure it went in the opposite direction to me!!. some people might read this and think, fool leave them alone etc,etc, but as i said my relative has a lot of experience in this field,so i felt safe, and i don't think i would ever have done something like that in the uk....it was amazing!!!! i'll keep everyone informed, johnd