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GW bites swimmer off Manhattan Beach Pier

Discussion in 'Shark Forum!' started by ronski101, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky

    I see your point; I would think the city would be concerned about creating a public safety hazard. A lot of beach goers will not make the connection that fish bait is apt to draw in large, dangerous predators.

    Wonder whether there will be some political or regulatory fall out from this?

  2. danvolker

    danvolker Dive Shop

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Lake Worth, Florida, United States
    • A few hundred million years ago, sharks begin enjoying a particular area off the coast, as a nursery ground.
    • Fast Forward to around the late 1900's, and Politicians take out a ten million dollar bond to create a fishing Pier on a prime swimming beach, figuring it will be a great tourism draw, and good for future revenue.
    • The fishing Pier attracts the sharks and creates feeding frenzy behavior due to chumming and fish fighting on lines....
    • Swimmers get slashed and bitten by sharks maddened by the baiting and struggling fish, in the shark's rush to get a meal (the rush being the shark trying to find the struggling fish they hear and sense, before some other shark does)....
    • Politicians are flabbergasted at the sudden dramatic INCREASE that must have occurred in the Shark population ( and not interested in the fact that even with the upward spike, the actual shark population is about 10% of what it had been 100 years earlier...And the shock of the politicians quickly turns to who they can blame, and it is clearly the sharks, that have overpopulated in an area enjoyed by humans...
    • Shark Fishing Rodeo's become in-vogue, and the de-evolution of the human race continues.
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