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

Post by Wyre » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:16 pm

Evan's Head seems very, very sharky. Has theee been any serious attacks there? I can't remember
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Post by tootr » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:23 pm

In terms of drum lines ‘time in the water’, Forster/Tuncurry was top of the pops.

Tagging are now spiking up again. The correlation with whale migration would seem to be indisputable. That said some still hang around over summer.
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Post by steve shearer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:39 pm

most of the whale migration has already happened though - they are way the fcuk north of here now.
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Post by tootr » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:01 pm

Dunno, still plenty every day going north in my neck of the woods.
Still, I would only assume a broad correlation.
Water temp might be a piece of the puzzle too. Then salmon, mullet season etc
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Post by BA » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:21 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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most of the whale migration has already happened though - they are way the fcuk north of here now.
Still going past Sydney.
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Post by steve shearer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:52 pm

Ok, well the front runners and the main pack is all up in Hervey Bay and points north.

maybe it's the stragglers they are following?
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Post by pinhead » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:15 pm

Its likely that inshore GW activity during migration is related to the number of sick whales that cark it on the way. Lots of sick whales means GW's eat their fill and don't bother sniffing around the coast. Fewer weak whales and the GW posse that are following the migration start coming in shore.
Whale numbers having been growing 10% each years for the last 10 years. Lets say shark numbers are growing in lockstep with whale numbers but initially whale migrations have been comprised of younger cohorts - so the available food source drys up quickly and you then get more inshore activity and attacks. Then the whale population starts to mature and the numbers of sick whales increases - resulting in more offshore food and fewer attacks.
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Post by steve shearer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:17 pm

possibly, but this almost feels like a seasonal range extension from juvenile/sub-adult whites.

mostly fish feeders.
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Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:26 pm

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steve shearer wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:52 pm
Ok, well the front runners and the main pack is all up in Hervey Bay and points north.

maybe it's the stragglers they are following?
Aren’t the stragglers the target for a hungry white?
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Post by crabmeat thompson » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:49 pm

Wyre wrote:
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Evan's Head seems very, very sharky. Has theee been any serious attacks there? I can't remember
pretty sure there was an attack last year or the year before on a bloke surfing there. A white. from memory he lived, too.
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Post by steve shearer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:50 pm

Craig Ison got bit there in 2015.
he lived but was pretty badly mauled.

there was one a few years before that.
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Post by tootr » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:55 pm

An interesting question is what happens when the 2-3 meter sharks, that are the bulk of those caught in the drumline “trial”, grow up a bit more?
Will they continue to travel the coast, or stay down south more in seal territory?

That said saw a couple of seals frolicking off woopi headland the other day.
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tootr wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:55 pm
An interesting question is what happens when the 2-3 meter sharks, that are the bulk of those caught in the drumline “trial”, grow up a bit more?
Will they continue to travel the coast, or stay down south more in seal territory?

That said saw a couple of seals frolicking off woopi headland the other day.
Seals in the line up, fcuk that. Their stink travels a long way. There's a few down the coast been hanging about and it gives me the heebie jeebies, especially when they act all antsy. If they're just lolling about and sunning themselves in the line up i don't mind so much, but when they start fussing about and moving quick i always assume they know something's about. Rather not have to assume they're an early warning signal.

Bit like dumping shearer in the line up after he's grappled with a couple of tailor on the stones, got all bloody, then landed in the drink with fish blood and scales going every which way. fcuk that
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Post by steve shearer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:25 am

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

Post by crabmeat thompson » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:18 am

steve shearer wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:50 pm
Craig Ison got bit there in 2015.
he lived but was pretty badly mauled.

there was one a few years before that.
yeah that's the guy i was thinking of. it spun me out at the time bcos i'd been surfing the same spot the week before, and it was sharky af
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Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:47 am

tootr wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:55 pm
An interesting question is what happens when the 2-3 meter sharks, that are the bulk of those caught in the drumline “trial”, grow up a bit more?
Will they continue to travel the coast, or stay down south more in seal territory?

That said saw a couple of seals frolicking off woopi headland the other day.
Tracking suggests that once they get bigger, they travel a bit less up the coast but go south instead, down around Tassie

Only “suggest” though, there’s not enough research to really tell.

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Post by steve shearer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:28 am

just watching the shark contractor spending alot of time fussing around the Lennox drum-line which is about 3-400 metres off the back of the Point.
Usually means a hook-up.
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