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 Post subject: Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:51 am 
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WaveRider001 wrote:
But that´s exactly the problem. We (humans) destroy their natural feeding grounds (far offshore!!!) by fishing extensively with these huge commercial boats and nets! This is not sustainable!!!
The result is, that sharks are looking for other feeding areas and come closer to the shores. But that´s not their fault, isn´t it???

We have to respect the ocean, sealife and sharks because it´s their "world" and we have to bahave like "guest" in the ocean. Without sharks, the whole ocean would be in an "imbalance". This also means, not to support the big commercial fishing industry!

I feel very sorry for all victims of shark attacks, but their are much more other risks we don´t even talk about!

Respoect the ocean!
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An overly hippie view of the issue, and probably no more than a small percentage of the problem. Sharks fill a niche in the ocean environment - which extends all the way to the beach. They don't live out in the depths way the hell out the middle of nowhere, like some redneck hill hermit who only comes into town when he runs out of moonshine and sheep . . .


I´m not talking about reef sharks...
Just an example: I spoke to a lifeguard on Maui last year and he told me that they have seen (with a helicopter) a great white shark (about 18ft.) crossing the channel on the south shore of Maui. The warm pacific ocean around Maui is definitely not their usual feeding ground... Commercial fishing, distraktion caused by motor engines, etc... are some reasonds why some sharks come closer to the shores...


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 Post subject: Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:11 pm 
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WaveRider001 wrote:
I´m not talking about reef sharks...
Just an example: I spoke to a lifeguard on Maui last year and he told me that they have seen (with a helicopter) a great white shark (about 18ft.) crossing the channel on the south shore of Maui. The warm pacific ocean around Maui is definitely not their usual feeding ground... Commercial fishing, distraktion caused by motor engines, etc... are some reasonds why some sharks come closer to the shores...

Tosh. I could tell you were thinking about Great Whites when you posted that . . . so do a bit more research, watch Shark Week or something then think about it some more.


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 Post subject: Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:08 pm 
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The odds are you're never going to get bitten (tested) by a shark, die in a terrorist attack, or get struck by lightning. These things capture the imagination because they're brutally dramatic and violent events.

You're much more likely to get mangled in a traffic accident, but you don't stay up nights fantasizing about that, or adding to an overly-long kiteforum thread about it. Why? Because you've accepted the risk of driving. So likewise, accept the risk of going in the water.


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 Post subject: Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:11 pm 
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MehYam wrote:
You're much more likely to get mangled in a traffic accident, but you don't stay up nights fantasizing about that, or adding to an overly-long kiteforum thread about it. Why? Because you've accepted the risk of driving. So likewise, accept the risk of going in the water.

Ding, ding, dig! Give that poster a beer!


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 Post subject: Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:25 am 
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Pencil pusher finally realize there is a Shark Problem.
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20130820_State_to_study_unprecedented_spike_in_shark_attacks_off_Maui.html?mobile=true


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 Post subject: Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:39 am 
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Hawaiis wrote:
Pencil pusher discover another way to keep themselves in jobs and pocket tax-payer's money for doing very little work
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20130820_State_to_study_unprecedented_spike_in_shark_attacks_off_Maui.html?mobile=true

There, that's better!


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 Post subject: Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:40 am 
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Watch the 2 year study become a 4 year study and then a 6 year study and then on and on...

Just like the La Perouse study preventing hiking and snorkeling for years now with no end in sight.


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 Post subject: Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:34 am 
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Shark victim dies, my deepest condolences.
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20130821_German_tourist_bitten_by_shark_off_Maui_dies.html?id=220583621
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 Post subject: Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:45 am 
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Sad news


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 Post subject: Re: Maui, Kanaha a shark attacked a unmanned kiteboard
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:24 am 
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It seems as the population of the world increases, so do the number of deaths.

hmmm
maybe they should post a % of shark attacks in the world based off the total number of people?


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