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Old 09-15-2018, 11:53 AM
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20 something year old man killed at newcomb hollow beach this afternoon by a great white
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:57 AM
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This is terrible. Many people have been predicting this for years. RIP
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Just heard that - pretty amazing but it was bound to happen with all these sharks around.
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Just heard that - pretty amazing but it was bound to happen with all these sharks around.
Hard pass on spearfishing anywhere east of Westport.
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Can we start the seal cull yet? Entirely predictable and even preventable had we taken action 25 years ago when we knew there was a seal problem.
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Man dies after shark attack off Wellfleet beach | Boston Herald


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Last time there was a fatal shark attack in MA was 1936.
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Can we start the seal cull yet? Entirely predictable and even preventable had we taken action 25 years ago when we knew there was a seal problem.
Man dies after shark attack off Wellfleet beach
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Plan on it never happening. The reality is nobody is going to sign the bill to allow shooting the "sea puppies" or whatever cute title they have for them today. They might as well say they support blue laws.

Note Newcomb and Cahoons are unguarded beaches.
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This is an eye opening event that has me saying no more surfing the outer cape for a while. Prayers for the family and friends of the victim.
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I guess a boogie boarder with fins on looks a lot more like a seal than a regular surf board. Tough to tell these folks not to go surfing or swimming or especially boogie boarding with fins around these waters, but they really need to take this shark threat a lot more seriously, somehow.
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I have been out fishing in the lanes off Truro and wellleet the last 2 days and even in 572ft of water the seals are there
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Thats crazy...
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Originally Posted by Rmoody79 View Post
I have been out fishing in the lanes off Truro and wellleet the last 2 days and even in 572ft of water the seals are there
Channel 5 chopper shows up hour and a half after the incident and spots several GW's in the water.

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Good for Barnstable County Commissioner for making this statement, but I'm not sure if they can do much about it (get rid of the seal population?) and I don't think they are responsible to any degree. I think the signs are everywhere and these dudes are going in the water no matter what you do, unless you close all the beaches, but then what?
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NEWS RELEASE: Statement By Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty On Today’s Fatal Shark Attack at a Wellfleet Beach on Cape Cod

Cape Cod, MA - September 15, 2018: Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty stated today, “Regarding the fatal sharck attack which took place at a beach in Wellfleet on Cape Cod today, It is truly unfortunate that this had to happen.”

Beaty went on, “I told everybody last year that this would eventually happen.”

Beaty elaborated, “Perhaps now specific federal, state, and local officials tasked with responsibility for such matters, as well as the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in Chatham, will take this issue much more seriously than they have in the recent past.”

Beaty said, “It is my personal belief that the responsibility for this horrible shark attack rests squarely upon the shoulders of the aforementioned officials for their utter lack of attention and inaction regarding the growing shark problem on Cape Cod of the last few years.”


Beaty finally stated, “At this time, I publicly and urgently call for the formation of an official task force made up of key federal, state, regional, and local officials as well as relevant experts, to fully and completely address the Cape Cod shark problem before another human is horriically killed by these voraciousl predators!”

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=679346362438142&id=1000108835 31632

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Town of Chatham used to pay $5 a nose to keep seals in check.

Need some Eskimos to teach us some fancy receipies.
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Kill the seals, or kill the sharks. Or close the beaches.
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Originally Posted by Hatem View Post
Good for Barnstable County Commissioner for making this statement, but I'm not sure if they can do much about it (get rid of the seal population?) and I don't think they are responsible to any degree. I think the signs are everywhere and these dudes are going in the water no matter what you do, unless you close all the beaches, but then what?
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NEWS RELEASE: Statement By Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty On Today’s Fatal Shark Attack at a Wellfleet Beach on Cape Cod

Cape Cod, MA - September 15, 2018: Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty stated today, “Regarding the fatal sharck attack which took place at a beach in Wellfleet on Cape Cod today, It is truly unfortunate that this had to happen.”

Beaty went on, “I told everybody last year that this would eventually happen.”

Beaty elaborated, “Perhaps now specific federal, state, and local officials tasked with responsibility for such matters, as well as the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in Chatham, will take this issue much more seriously than they have in the recent past.”

Beaty said, “It is my personal belief that the responsibility for this horrible shark attack rests squarely upon the shoulders of the aforementioned officials for their utter lack of attention and inaction regarding the growing shark problem on Cape Cod of the last few years.”


Beaty finally stated, “At this time, I publicly and urgently call for the formation of an official task force made up of key federal, state, regional, and local officials as well as relevant experts, to fully and completely address the Cape Cod shark problem before another human is horriically killed by these voraciousl predators!”

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...00010883531632

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Originally Posted by Bryan A. View Post
Town of Chatham used to pay $5 a nose to keep seals in check.

Need some Eskimos to teach us some fancy receipies.
That`s Ben Gardner`s boat.
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Last time there was a fatal shark attack in MA was 1936.
Wasn't a surge of them in the early 70's? I saw a documentary made in 75 about it.
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