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Cape Town issues shark warning

Post  Spearkat on Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:13 am

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town has issued a shark warning for several popular beaches on the False Bay coast.

It said on Friday there had been "high shark activity" on that stretch of coast, especially at Fish Hoek, St James and Muizenberg beaches.

This was probably the result of the presence in the bay of a number of seals and schools of yellowtail.

If shark warnings were sounded, bathers should leave the water immediately and not return to it until the shark spotters had indicated it was safe to do so.

People should also swim in groups, and make sure other people could see them.




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Re: Cape Town issues shark warning

Post  Gooseneck on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:17 am

affraid affraid affraid affraid

Schools of yellowtail are a good thang, shark warnings not.

Not convinced that swimming in groups provide any form of protection though. If I remember correctly, when JP got munched at Muizenberg a couple of years ago the lurky swan right past a fairly large group of student surfers to get to him.

I have had a couple of close encounters with Oom Wit the last couple of years, one on the same beach that Zimbabwean guy was taken on recently and it was the trek fiherman spotter that sounded the alarm. Shark spotters work but to a limited degree in my opinion. As has been thrashed to death after the last fatal, nothing is foolproof except staying dry.

Having said that, how many of you guys dive with either
Shark SHield/ SharkPod
or bang sticks? (are these even legal anymore?)
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Post  Dieter on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:42 am

Hey Man

I cannot remember when last i even heard of someone using a bang stick , i am keen to heard the members thoughts on this post.

In my opinion i feel that we can use all the preventative measure we like , if they feel like a taste they will take a taste.

Heard an intersting opinion the other day.

You here of people being eaten by lions and crocs all the time , but let 1 shark attatch happen and people voice there opinion that culling should take place , i dont here of any suggested culling happening on dry land.

We are moving around in realm which we really shouldnt be , some time or another an encounter is bound to happen.

Just my 2 cents
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Post  Gooseneck on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:58 am

I am with you on that one. Strange how folk can be so naive when they are not at the top of the food chain and demand the absolute destruction of something that scares them! It's like making them switch the sun off when somebody gets sunburn.

I guess you would have to be a licensed firearm owner to legally posses amo for a bang stick now that I think about it and legal gun owners are also an endangered species Sad
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Post  Bringel on Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:23 am

hey guys please can you give some info on the shrak pods and is it worth getting as i have heard lots of stories and would like to get one lol pls let me know!!! thank you
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Post  Vaatjie on Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:17 am

Shark Shield....I thing if you ask 10 people you will get 15 answers.

Yes they work, a fridn of mine Pieter Streicjher a Mosselbay local swaers by his.

I think it ha sit stime and place.....MIllers yes.....Bakoven not so much.
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Post  Bringel on Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:57 am

So you would say in sharky water iit would be a good thing to have one on
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