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    Shark cull in Ozz

    Ozz are debating on a large shark cull to keep beaches safe ,, which Einstein thought this one up , just how are they gonna stop sharks turning up , nets ? why not put nets up now if they already haven't ?? , better still , don't go into their restaurant , culling will damage the marine balance environment ??

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    Our alternate plan is to 'burley' the water with so many Pommy tourists out here to escape the cold weather that by the time locals decide to enter the water the sharks are full!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monash View Post
    Our alternate plan is to 'burley' the water with so many Pommy tourists out here to escape the cold weather that by the time locals decide to enter the water the sharks are full!
    laffs on you mate , you are the poms , pome as it was stood for , Prisoners Of Mother England , dont forget ya wellies


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    1. (sometimes capital) a mildly offensive word used by Australians and New Zealanders for an English person. Sometimes shortened to: pom Among a number of explanations are: (1) based on a blend of immigrant and pomegranate (alluding to the red cheeks of English immigrants); (2) from the abbreviation POME, Prisoner of Mother England (referring to convicts)]
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    If I'm not mistaken the number of shark attacks is so low that I wouldn't be suprised that crossing the street to get to the beach turns out to be more dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tankie View Post
    Ozz are debating on a large shark cull to keep beaches safe ,, which Einstein thought this one up , just how are they gonna stop sharks turning up , nets ? why not put nets up now if they already haven't ?? , better still , don't go into their restaurant , culling will damage the marine balance environment ??

    B/F / Ferky , thoughts ?
    You really cant make generalizations. You need to see some studies about the numbers of sharks and the current balance of things. There might be too many sharks and then again there could be too few. We know so little of the ocean ecology it is really kind of embarrassing. Surely there must be a balance to be found. It would be nice to be able to swim in the ocean without being on the menu but there has to be an understanding that when you are there you are not at the top of the food chain anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tankie View Post
    laffs on you mate , you are the poms , pome as it was stood for , Prisoners Of Mother England , dont forget ya wellies


    pommy (ˈpɒmɪ)
    n, pl -mies
    1. (sometimes capital) a mildly offensive word used by Australians and New Zealanders for an English person. Sometimes shortened to: pom Among a number of explanations are: (1) based on a blend of immigrant and pomegranate (alluding to the red cheeks of English immigrants); (2) from the abbreviation POME, Prisoner of Mother England (referring to convicts)]
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    that one is contentious - POM is also identified in early literature as being shorthand for pomegranite, ie the english had ruddy complexion like a pomegranite when they stood out in the sun too long.

    re sharks, disagree with the cull, as far as I'm concerned the blighters were there first and we need to respect that. besides, if the sharks respect killer whales in the food chain, then everyone else should know their place.

    once heard some underwater traffic of a mob of sharks high tailing it out of a location due to a threat - turned out that the threat was one very aggressive killer whale who had no desire to share the ocean with great whites. no mean feat scaring great whites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    You really cant make generalizations. You need to see some studies about the numbers of sharks and the current balance of things. There might be too many sharks and then again there could be too few. We know so little of the ocean ecology it is really kind of embarrassing. Surely there must be a balance to be found. It would be nice to be able to swim in the ocean without being on the menu but there has to be an understanding that when you are there you are not at the top of the food chain anymore.
    The way I get it, Australia's beaches are one of the most dangerous for humans even without sharks. I say let them be, at least humans will not act as masters of the Universe when entering the ocean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    The way I get it, Australia's beaches are one of the most dangerous for humans even without sharks. I say let them be, at least humans will not act as masters of the Universe when entering the ocean.
    Right up until the end humans will always act like masters of the universe…its in our nature. Then as the jaws close, the thought process goes from "Master" to WTF? I really don't know just how dangerous the beaches are down there. Gotta talk with a local.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    Right up until the end humans will always act like masters of the universe…its in our nature.
    We learn fear. I know several people that wont go in any open water.

    Then as the jaws close, the thought process goes from "Master" to WTF?
    Those on the beach watching the show will learn.

    I really don't know just how dangerous the beaches are down there. Gotta talk with a local.
    It's a hunch from what I gathered on NG & Alike. We have some locals on the board who surely can give an insight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    We learn fear. I know several people that wont go in any open water.
    I agree. I am an expert swimmer, but just cannot get into water where I cannot see the bottom. Lakes and ponds included. There are way too many things that are down there and would brush past you without you having a clue when and where that "brush" is going to turn around and puncture your flesh and/or deposit some hugely toxic substance into you.

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    odd really, I'm never worried about me getting taken by a shark, but always worry about the dog getting taken.

    having lived in the northern territory, I'm more afraid of sea wasps and crocs (crocodiles) than I am about sharks.
    I've had dogs taken by crocs and had dogs killed by kangaroos, so sharks are low on my worry list

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    Quote Originally Posted by sated buddha View Post
    I agree. I am an expert swimmer, but just cannot get into water where I cannot see the bottom. Lakes and ponds included. There are way too many things that are down there and would brush past you without you having a clue when and where that "brush" is going to turn around and puncture your flesh and/or deposit some hugely toxic substance into you.
    Bull sharks will and do swim up rivers and will kill in 24 inches of water , especially in India ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tankie View Post
    Bull sharks will and do swim up rivers and will kill in 24 inches of water , especially in India ?
    bullsharks have been found in freshwater and 50km inland.... they've found bits of crocs inside bullsharks.

    there is a strong body of thought that bulls are more to be feared than great whites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tankie View Post
    Bull sharks will and do swim up rivers and will kill in 24 inches of water , especially in India ?
    Which is why a nice swimming pool with clear water and tiled sides and bottom is my location of choice for trying to be a fish.
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