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Old 08-19-2010, 08:27 PM
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Default Another shark attack hits the news....

Goes to show how swimmers, snorklers and surfers are far more at risk of being mistaken by a shark as a seal. Generally, sharks, once 'tasting' their meal realise it's a person and not a seal, discontinue the attack. However, sometimes injuries are so bad the person dies, as in this case. Scuba divers on the other hand are at much less risk, as they can either see the shark in the water, or just simply behave differently to something on the surface. Divers can drop to the bottom of the sand and begin moving inshore using their compass, or use a pier pylon or rock/reef outcrop for some protection (as taught when studyig for their dive course). Still, a sad outcome for the surfer who enjoyed his passion for surfing. Yet, shark attacks are a rarity in Australian waters, considering the amount of people engaged in either of the water sports listed above.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:44 AM
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That is just nasty.... can't blame the sharks, they are just hunting...RickO

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Old 08-20-2010, 10:54 AM
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man that sucks, Well being a surfer he knew the dangers that come with the hobby. The shark doesn't know any better, like Ricko said he was just hunting. Sorry to hear this though.

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