SHARK ATTACK!!!

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posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 07:27 AM
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SATURDAY 10 july 04
On a classic afternoon, light offshore breeze 6 foot of south west swell
pumping onto the reef at "lefties" a fatal shark attack occurred.
Brad Smith, a 29 y.o. was sharing the waves with a handful of other surfers when out of the deep blue side of the self a huge "noah" had a go at him.
His board was snapped clean, so too was he.
I live 15 mins from where this occurred.
I will soon post more about this horrible story, still in shock.
R.I.P Brad




posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 07:33 AM
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It is very tragic indeed,

But I always said this, the sea belongs to the fish and the land to humans and other species, when a human developed gills to breathe under water then he can say that the sea belongs to him also, now for now get the heck out of the sea and away from sharks, and you will not be eatten.



posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 07:44 AM
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This is a sad story indeed, must be shocking for your area,

Link to story

www.abc.net.au...





[edit on 13-7-2004 by asala]



posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 07:52 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043
It is very tragic indeed,

But I always said this, the sea belongs to the fish and the land to humans and other species, when a human developed gills to breathe under water then he can say that the sea belongs to him also, now for now get the heck out of the sea and away from sharks, and you will not be eatten.

marg6043 beware of amphetamine affected bus drivers as you walk your poodles.
By the way "eatten", try one t

EDIT: fixed quote

[Edited on 13-7-2004 by Kano]



posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 07:56 AM
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I was born in an Island and sharks are part of our lives and yes even when people knows that they are around during certain time of the years they still venture in the areas where they get close to the shores, we have safe areas and areas not accessible to the public but for some like tourist it means nothing, we also have barracudas that is another type that will take a bite at you in the water. When my husband was younger he will swim in infected areas with his friends as a challenge, now tell me it that was silly or what.

Sometimes the eagerness for money making from tourist in beach areas some will still disregards the safety of the people. Every year many people gets bitten by sharks or been around shark attacks but that will not stop the flow of people going to these places every year and get attack again.

I find it sad.



posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 08:09 AM
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If you know that the area where you are swiming have incidents of sharks attacks in the past will you still go for a swim? Here are the 2003 stadistics on sharks attacks in the world.

As in recent years, the majority (65%: 36 attacks) of incidents occurred in North American waters, including 35 from the continental United States and one in the Virgin Islands. The 41 attacks in United States territorial waters (including incidents in Hawaii, the Virgin Islands and Johnson Atoll) were less than the 2002 (47), 2001 (50) and 2000 (54) yearly figures. Elsewhere, attacks occurred in Australia (6), Brazil (2), South Africa (2), Fiji (1), India (1), Madagascar (1), and Venezuela (1).

Following recent trends, Florida (31) had most of the unprovoked attacks in the United States. This total also was lower than the 2002 (29), 2001 (34) and 2000 (37) average yearly figures. Additional U.S. attacks were recorded in Hawaii (4), South Carolina (3), California (1), the Virgin Islands (1), and Johnson Atoll (1). Within Florida, Volusia County had the most (14) incidents (down from 18 in 2002 and 22 in 2001), which largely is attributable to very high aquatic recreational utilization of its attractive waters by Florida residents and tourists, especially surfers. Other Florida counties having attacks in 2003 were Brevard (8), St. Johns (3), Martin (2), Palm Beach (2), Miami-Dade (1), and St. Lucie (1).

Surfers/windsurfers (29 incidents: 54% of cases with victim activity information) were the recreational user groups most often subjected to shark attack in 2003. Other attacks involved swimmers/waders (20: 38%), and divers/snorkelers (3: 6%). One attack (2%) occurred during a water entry event.



posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 08:20 AM
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Yeah that blows stefan, I'm just a couple hours north, damn good work by those groms to go try dragging the bloke back in.

marg: we are all well aware that we are playing in the sharks backyard whenever we even go for a swim in the ocean down here. Noone is getting angry at the sharks in this situation (last I heard there was supposedly 2 of them, a 5metre and his 4metre missus). Doesn't make it suck any less though.

[Edited on 13-7-2004 by Kano]



posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 08:23 AM
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Intresting article The brother of Brad does not want the shark killed.




I don't believe that the shark should be killed just for the sake of what's happened in this situation," Stephen Smith told reporters on Sunday. "I don't believe that Brad can be revenged by killing a shark."



edition.cnn.com...



posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 08:26 AM
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I apologize for sounding insensitive but It make me angry that sharks has been blame for the death of humans and it is tragic when somebody dies this way but the sea is the habitat of the shark not the land.

I will say not more.



posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 05:33 PM
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A few weeks ago my son and I were swimming about 30 feet
off the Louisiana Gulf coast and suddenly we saw a big grey fin
and swam like hell back to shore. A few moments it surfaced and
leaped, and I realized it was a porpoise (whew!)

I read recently about the "Dead Zone" in the Gulf of Mexico which
extends from eastern Louisiana all the way to eastern Texas.
Every year for a certain time period this area of water is virtually
dead to all life except fish and crabs, and the sharks and larger
creatures move towards shore for more oxygen, hence the recent
unusual incidents of sharks biting on the Texas coast.





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