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4th shark attack on Maui this season!
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keycocker



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have broken down in Maui on three occasions ,twice was far out in Kanaha. Strangers stopped to help on each occasion.
Sorry you had bad luck needing help.
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keycocker



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the year end summary of the Maui News they had a section about shark reports. The new reporter they hired spoke to someone from Fish and Game. They edited out references to shark species and size unless the shark was directly observed from close up by a knowledgable person.
In the three recent attacks this year they did not mention species at all.
In the summary of attacks last year they only identified one shark by species and it was not a tiger.
They had done the public a disservice by earlier identifying all attacks as tigers based on second hand accounts from folks on the beach who saw a fin.
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keycocker



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave no opinion at all about Tiger Sharks because I have none.
I repeated a news article.
So did you but in a very insulting way.
We are chatting about windsurfing here but for you it is all personal.
My regrets.
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capetonian



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/species3.htm
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keycocker



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That chart matches my experience, esp the analysis about Identifcations.
I own the Caye Caulker Nature Reserve, which has a marine component.
The marine biologists who have come there to study cannot identify sharks species easily in person from the surface and almost not at all from second hand accounts in a threatening situation.
Unlike Maui, our water is transparent so you can find sharks in the Marine Reserve easily from a small boat or board and just slip in with a mask.
Unless they did that it was not considered a confirmed ID.
There were no attacks by tigers in thirty years there. Most threatening behavior was bulls,but any large shark not clearly seen was called a bull by locals.
Same deal with tigers in Maui. It's not that tigers aren't attacking people.
It is just a issue with naive identifications which turn into hard facts by those who get mad easily.
If anything about my experiences or capetonians chart pisses you off 3.7 I would like to apologize.
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Suba-rude



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has been an EPIC couple of weeks for sea life. I live in Pacifica, Ca. I looked out my window two weeks ago and saw several hundred porpoise feeding; more than I have ever witnessed on the coast. Seals usually abundant have been extra plentiful. Yes, should be an incredible winter. About the porpoise one or two splashing around isn't uncommon. I witnessed hundreds surfacing and breathing. Amazing.
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