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Old 05-16-2012, 07:36 AM   #1
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Kayaker attacked by Great White

There are a few white sharks on the back side in Truro. I'll think I'll stick to the bay.

U.S. News - Yikes! 'Great white' shark attacks fisherman's kayak

Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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Did you see the one last week about the guy attacked by the Gator....

Alligator attacks kayaker in Florida (VIDEOS)

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Old 05-16-2012, 08:21 AM   #3
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I don't know why, but the idea of being eaten by some critter while I'm fishing lacks appeal to me.

Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:20 AM   #4
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I don't know why, but the idea of being eaten by some critter while I'm fishing lacks appeal to me.
"Critter" is an an insult to the awesomeness of great whites. Does make me think though... I think you're the one that told me you saw a seal get hit off the back side. Guess I won't be pushing my 'yak in off coast guard beach like I was planning.
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Maybe there should be a study of shark attacks (more like investigations) on kayaks, and see if a contrasting bottom (like painted lines compared to one color) is more or less likely to draw their attention?
I do know that their initial attack is based on their view from below, seeing only the shape outlined against the sky, but if that outline were broken up with colorful lines or shapes would that make a difference?

Just food for thought...
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sounds more like an investigation bite. if it was truly hunting something tells me the yakker would not have made it through it to tell about it

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:43 PM   #7
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I got seriously freaked out kayaking off Falmouth last summer by a large "shadow" I thought I saw. Probably not a shark but it was something. I would be curious to know if there is a color that is more shark repellant than others. After my knee surgery in February, I plan on more kayaking than ever this year.
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sounds more like an investigation bite. if it was truly hunting something tells me the yakker would not have made it through it to tell about it
That's what I thought at first... until I read the article and saw the the white shark came out of the water. That's an ambush strike for dinner.
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That's what I thought at first... until I read the article and saw the the white shark came out of the water. That's an ambush strike for dinner.

forgot about that, I replied a few hours after reading it.

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you guys should be more concerned about this happening to you!
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