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Deking out a shark?

Discussion in 'Shark Forum!' started by chillyinCanada, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    LOL

    My mask strap has a cartoon snarling shark. So far so good. No head bites only a nurse shark sucking on my index finger!
     
  2. Norwegian Cave Diver

    Norwegian Cave Diver Barracuda

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    Since sharks are the apex predators - would eyes mean “lunch” to them?
     
  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    They are less likely to attack when being looked at . . .by big prey . . .hey, it's a theory. I've used it in practice but frankly, it was unlikely those sharks were going to bite me anyway. Regardless, I never knowingly take my eyes off of nor turn my back on a shark. They do like to sneak up from behind. Ergo, if I've got eyes in the back of my head or on my back, hopefully it is some small measure of deterent.

    Hmm, maybe I should get some eye stickers for my butt.
     
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  4. Norwegian Cave Diver

    Norwegian Cave Diver Barracuda

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    Or a pork chop in your buddy’s pockets!! Hahah. Ok just kidding in the pork chop thing!!
     
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  5. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Everyone knows you use a dead fish for that purpose. :)
     
  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    And let us not forget what the BFK is for.
     
  7. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Generally fish eat other fish head first, hence false eyes on the tails on juvenile fish to allow them to escape with perhaps losing a bit of a tailfin that may (or may not) grow back.

    So given this point, wouldn't putting the eyes on the surfboard or whatever make that a focal point for the shark to eat.

    However watching Great Whites attack in various videos online, they tend to go for the middle and chomp (seals at any rate), I'm not sure if they care what end is the front.
     
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