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Topic: Risk of Shark Attack in CA  (Read 878 times)

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Although he's probably right, I believe it's the opposite for yakkers.  Two already this year, I think that's unheard of.  Don't ask me why, just a feeling.  Just need to be aware of our surrounding and the risks (which I also believe is much lower than dumping my yak on the freeway by accident).





 
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Now I am worried about a toaster injury. 


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Now I am worried about a toaster injury. 


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Just wear your toaster shield when retrieving your slices and you should be good  :smt023
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I've had two close encounters since July ...
I think this Feretti guy is full of shit!
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Risk of shark attacks is highest, he says, in the months of October and November in Northern California.


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Thanks for sharing the article. That was quite interesting.


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Yes, the chances of getting attack is very very miniscule (I mean we all know that you are more likely to die on the way than being attacked).  The chance of death is even smaller (unless you are bleeding badly  :smt044 ).  However, the study is based on sample data and my sample data based on where I fish had told me that the number of encounters and attacks had increased by quite a bit compared to the last three years.  Is it scientific? No, it's not even quantified properly.  Is it affected by emotion?  Yes, fear primarily.

So what's the bottom line?  It's the same every year.  Take caution and know your risks.  How much caution and risks that you are willing to accept is up to you.  I do have a toaster with me when I am out and that damn thing zap me a lot and it better works when I need it the most  :smt079
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Here is a more scientific observations that they are always there (http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Great-white-sharks-swarm-to-area-in-summer-3174747.php), although this was written in 2010.
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   My neighbor, Dan Miller,  was a F&G scientist back in the 60's..   about 20 yrs ago when I first met him we got to talking about the GWS populations back then.   He said , " It would have been suicide to cross the kelp patches at SWS " because the numbers were so many back then...  That was about the same time the sea lion populations began to decline...      Just sayin,,   Sea lions have been back in ever larger numbers,, only stands to reason there's going to be a lot more encounters in the future.     Supply and Demand works in nature too.
     Shark Shields seem like a smart added insurance,, ( if they work, LOL )     Think I'll be fishing with a buddy from now on, no more solo trips.   That " window " ( ecologically speaking), seems to be closing.  I've been diving our coast since the mid seventies ,, never seen so many incidents as in the past 5 yrs.
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Kayakfish year round FUCK SHARKS!

Didn't you get a power boat this year?

Still take my kayak out on the ocean more than my boat. I just keep the frame of mind that 'I may see a gws, i may get attacked, or i may not see one at all'. Been thinking like that on my kayak in the ocean for th past 18+ years. I love to kayak fish, love to be on the water, and not letting the thoughts of a shark stop me from doing what I love to do.
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   My neighbor, Dan Miller,  was a F&G scientist back in the 60's..   about 20 yrs ago when I first met him we got to talking about the GWS populations back then.   He said , " It would have been suicide to cross the kelp patches at SWS " because the numbers were so many back then...  That was about the same time the sea lion populations began to decline...      Just sayin,,   Sea lions have been back in ever larger numbers,, only stands to reason there's going to be a lot more encounters in the future.     Supply and Demand works in nature too.
     Shark Shields seem like a smart added insurance,, ( if they work, LOL )     Think I'll be fishing with a buddy from now on, no more solo trips.   That " window " ( ecologically speaking), seems to be closing.  I've been diving our coast since the mid seventies ,, never seen so many incidents as in the past 5 yrs.

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Kayakfish year round FUCK SHARKS!

Didn't you get a power boat this year?

Still take my kayak out on the ocean more than my boat. I just keep the frame of mind that 'I may see a gws, i may get attacked, or i may not see one at all'. Been thinking like that on my kayak in the ocean for th past 18+ years. I love to kayak fish, love to be on the water, and not letting the thoughts of a shark stop me from doing what I love to do.
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