Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:30 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:46 pm
whats interesting to me is that obviously white shark numbers are high in the Evans/Ballina/Lennox region but afaik encounters/interactions/attacks have been absent.

Maybe the array of smart drumlines is having a protective effect.
Maybe some of it is people changing their behaviour. It's not really being examined or observed which I think is a shame, there's as much to be learned through that as there is through counting sharks etc.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:49 pm

Shoreline is the best shark shield.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:06 pm

Dead shark chucked out the back, minus eyelids, liver and scrotum may be just as good
Erase.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:34 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:30 pm


Maybe some of it is people changing their behaviour. It's not really being examined or observed which I think is a shame, there's as much to be learned through that as there is through counting sharks etc.

For eg?
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by foamy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:45 pm

C'mon Steve. You have reported decent surf but surprisingly few or no one out on many an occasion, which you have attributed to shark fear/caution.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:03 pm

It's not quite that simple Foamy.

attacks tend to happen in small groups, overwhelmingly......and at most spots there are still small groups.

So even if there are 10 people surfing North Wall instead of 50 that does not have any explanatory power as to the lack of shark interactions/encounters/attacks when we know shark numbers in the area are high.

But maybe Nick means something else? I asked him with genuine curiosity, because I am observing and examining both my own behaviour, the behaviour of my family and the behaviour of other surfers and their families.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:50 am

So are the Sharks.

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by brendo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:42 pm

One of the boys posted a pic of 3m white hooked off the drum lines floating on its back off trestles. A good white is a dead white

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Post by steve shearer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:54 pm

Apparently that one was alive and released Brendo.

This one from today is a bit bigger:

NSWDPI advise 3.25m Female White Shark caught on SMART drumlines at Seven Mile Beach, Lennox. Shark tagged & released offshore.
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Post by steve shearer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:50 pm

Nother one from this afternoon.

NSWDPI advise 2.3m Female White Shark caught on SMART Drumlines at Seven Mile Beach, Lennox Head. Shark tagged and released offshore.
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Post by alakaboo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:10 pm

Anyone plotting the catch frequency?

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:34 pm

per drumline or per region?
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Post by alakaboo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:43 pm

Either. Just meant whether anyone has looked at regional or temporal differences. Recognising the short data set.

I may have a play with the data tonight. Seems to be a pretty high catch rate for an endangered species...and no recaptures as far as I have heard.

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Post by brendo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:57 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:50 pm
Nother one from this afternoon.

NSWDPI advise 2.3m Female White Shark caught on SMART Drumlines at Seven Mile Beach, Lennox Head. Shark tagged and released offshore.

I used to surf broken back beaches abit, sometimes solo. just don't think id do that these days. back then it would
be in the back of my mind id be stuffed getting injured, but a shark bite? youre gunna bleed out...

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:00 pm

been a few recaptures Boo.

I don't have a complete record of them but they have been documented on the sharksmart twitter feed.
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by muggins » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:09 pm

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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by ctd » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:14 pm

maybe the shark just like surfing and get mad at sharing the waves ... (from WA - stolen from abc website, which also has a 'cool' video http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-20/h ... zy/8724660 )


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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:42 pm

4 more tagged off Evans today/yesterday.

SharkSmart‏ @NSWSharkSmart 1h1 hour ago
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NSWDPI report a 2.7m Male White Shark caught off SMART drumlines at Main Beach, Evans Head. Shark tagged and released offshore.

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NSWDPI report 2.35m Male White Shark caught on SMART drumlines at Main Beach, Evans Head. Shark tagged & released offshore.

SharkSmart‏ @NSWSharkSmart 1h1 hour ago
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NSWDPI report a 2.95m Male White Shark caught on SMART drumlines at Airforce Beach, Evans Head. Shark tagged & released offshore.

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NSWDPI report a 1.95m Male White Shark caught off SMART drumlines at Main Beach, Evans Head. Shark tagged and released offshore.
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