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by carvin marvin
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

Another pic of the whale washed up in 2009.
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by carvin marvin
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

Here is a photo of the whale that was washed up on October 13th 2009.
Check out the circular area under the whales mouth where it appears that a shark has only eaten away the blubber.
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by carvin marvin
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

Clueseau again. Begs the question how many of ''The Ballina 7'' came across the dead whale and had a chomp on it before it washed ashore. How long was it out there ?, 2 weeks, 3 weeks or more, one report said it drifted down from the north. The whale that washed ashore at the same beach in 2009 was ...
by carvin marvin
Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

More info http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/on-the-nose-beached-whale-decaying-at-back-beach/2750318/ And the National Parks and Wildlife rangers have decided to leave it on the beach to decay ? http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/dead-whale-on-the-nose/2750840/ Quote ''A shark's primary sense i...
by carvin marvin
Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

Clouseau here,
Photo of what was left of the whale found on the back beach at Angourie, taken on wednesday the 19th of August 2015.
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by carvin marvin
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

Mrmik, I thought that the thinner red and black cable in the second last photo was to be used to attach to the leg rope plug as a back up in case the tail pad comes unstuck. I hear ya about getting zapped, I used mine at Cabarita a few days ago and when I turtled under a wave the antennae was next t...
by carvin marvin
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

Your brother probably committed an offence by taking the rib. Depending on the species it can be a fine of more than 10 grand. Yes that's right, someone said to him not to take it as it is National Parks property, so he went back the next day and got it, while he was there a guy and a girl were als...
by carvin marvin
Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

Regarding the shark attack at Port Macquarie and the theory of more attacks around the full moon.
Yesterday was at the half way point between the new moon and the full moon.
The full moon will be on the 30th August.
by carvin marvin
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

My brother salvaged a 2 metre long rib for his Chihuahua to play with, from the dead whale that washed ashore at Angourie last week. http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/kenipini45/whale%20bone%20014_zps2utgnrb1.jpg Fishermen reported seeing 3 great whites and a bullshark chewing on the carcass ...
by carvin marvin
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

^ Looks more like a vindaloo. Heard on ABC local radio that the Ballina shark report facebook page has been shut down, apparently it was having a bad effect on tourism and there was too much venting. In the 5 weeks it operated there were 35 separate sightings. So there you have it, tourism (MONEY) i...
by carvin marvin
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

The air bubble release is a good invention for divers who have the advantage of seeing a shark coming at them. For surfers you would need some sort of sensor to activate it, bit like a modern cars parking sensor, shark gets close say 3 metres, sensor triggers a few tiny gas canisters (similar to the...
by carvin marvin
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

It should be noted that not all shark sightings are being reported to the Ballina shark reports facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ballinasharkreports?fref=ts Prime tv news mentioned that a hanglider pilot spotted one off Lennox Head at 2 pm Monday the 17th, when I checked the facebook page the...
by carvin marvin
Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: this is a shark expert
Replies: 0
Views: 14502

Re: this is a shark expert

Shark expert?
Shark magnet is a better description.
If you see this bloke out in the water paddle in immediately.
by carvin marvin
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you not surf because of sharks? (including the ones in your head)
Replies: 26
Views: 5121

Re: Where did you not surf because of sharks? (including the ones in your head)

Only once and that was at Cactus back in the 80's. Mate and I called in there on the way to West Oz, surfed Caves about 4-5 ft with only a handful of surfers, mate left the water about half an hour before me and was watching when I came in, I was out there by myself for maybe ten minutes, mate said ...
by carvin marvin
Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

^^^ That sounds a good outcome. I doubt they will actually tag all 7, if any of them. Probably it is just a PR announcement aimed to quiet the public, like announcing a review. I'm just plain nosey about whether the same sharks will turn up again next year. Surprisingly there is going to be action,...
by carvin marvin
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1826
Views: 247172

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

Here is the latest news on how the Ballina 7 are going to be dealt with.

http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/inc ... n/2740638/