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Old 08-15-2018, 02:11 PM
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Anyone have details on the person bitten by the GW? Hearing they were transported in a chopper. Was it just a matter of time ?
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:23 PM
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Hope for the best for the victim but certainly shouldn’t be surprising
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:23 PM
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Little bit of info here: MedFlight called for possible shark bite in Truro - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA

"deep puncture wound" but apparently still alive
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Shocking!
I hope the guy is ok but I can’t say I’m a little surprised.
Wildlife biology dictated by environazi liberals and academics never works though.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:27 PM
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Shocking!
I hope the guy is ok but I can’t say I’m a little surprised.
Wildlife biology dictated by environazi liberals and academics never works though.
Huh? Sharks live in the water which is what they do, it's not their fault.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:47 PM
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Nobody blames the sharks, the issue is the federal government and the marine mammal protection act which has caused an absolute explosion in the grey seal population up here in the last 20 years, there aren't enough predators to keep the population in a healthy balance, they are way overpopulated and really stressing the coastal environment up here
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Originally Posted by happyfisherman View Post
Huh? Sharks live in the water which is what they do, it's not their fault.
Exactly!
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Originally Posted by orcaII View Post
Nobody blames the sharks, the issue is the federal government and the marine mammal protection act which has caused an absolute explosion in the grey seal population up here in the last 20 years, there aren't enough predators to keep the population in a healthy balance, they are way overpopulated and really stressing the coastal environment up here
Im not from your area but whats the localities doing about the seals Ive heard you guys complain so much I wonder what its gonna take for some action
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The seals have done a disastrous job on the fluke inshore.But they seem to like skate which isn;t terrible.
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https://www.google.com/amp/amp.wcvb....beach/22739608

3 miles from my bayside house (!). i was surfcasting there just days ago!

damb seals. anybody know how to attract orcas ???
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Originally Posted by ubettcha13 View Post
The seals have done a disastrous job on the fluke inshore.But they seem to like skate which isn;t terrible.
there are NO more fluke... aka “seal potato chips”
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Originally Posted by Nicknotsebastian View Post
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.wcvb....beach/22739608

3 miles from my bayside house (!). i was surfcasting there just days ago!

damb seals. anybody know how to attract orcas ???

Orcas are here.
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Orcas are here.
i have not seen any for years (?)

we want some of those chilean (?) ones that ride the breakers up and eat the seals right off the beach!
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Seal hunting season needs to opened. I would gladly take care of a few every time I'm out sea duck hunting in the fall and winter.
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Originally Posted by ubettcha13 View Post
The seals have done a disastrous job on the fluke inshore.But they seem to like skate which isn;t terrible.
There should be at least 2 less seals around according to a beach closure at Nauset today while a whitey ate a couple of them.
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Looks like my plans to take a quick dip on the ocean side of monomoy this weekend are on hold.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:29 PM
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i have not seen any for years (?)

we want some of those chilean (?) ones that ride the breakers up and eat the seals right off the beach!
i have a picture on my phone of uncle tom taken at crab ledge last year. They pass thru here. Not sure these ones here have perfected the beach surfing.
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Exactly!
Got it. Too many seals
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probably the mama of the shark that got pulled up by the dragger a couple weeks ago
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Ok then, a question for the marine biologists (seem to be a lot here.. lol). How many seals is too many? How many are enough (zero?)? Because in an any sustainable population the predators will be present. If they don't eat seals, people are probably a good standby.

Kill the seals off? Kill the great whites off? Enable catch shares and let the license holders solve the problem?

Just curious. But it seems to me a healthy ecosystem will have predators and prey. We are more responsible for few fluke than seals. Same for stripers (they eat lobsters, kill em all). Anyone remember striper fishing in the 80's? Funny what killing off the bottom of the food chain can do to the top.

People get hurt all kinds of ways. Dog fearing Nug owners take out more children than sharks ever will.

Just keep it in perspective is all.
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