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Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-11-2015, 11:30 AM
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Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Karl Keller ?

Very sad news. Thoughts and prayers with Karl's family.
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-11-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,264
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Palm Beach Freedivers 2015 Annual OPEN Kingfish Tournament

These white shark sightings are incredible! Two in one day by different groups. Would really love to have reports for these sightings from each group of divers. Sightings can be reported at...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-11-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,595
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Great White Shark on Capt. Kurles Jupiter today +

When were your sightings? Would love to add them to the database. Do you mind taking a few minutes to fill out the info at this link: www.unf.edu/sharks

Thanks!
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-11-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,595
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Great White Shark on Capt. Kurles Jupiter today +

Incredible encounter indeed! Don't forget to report the white shark sighting to the encounter database I set up to track white shark sightings. You can find the link for it at the top of this...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 01-29-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 75,849
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Southeastern US White Shark Encounter Database

It's that time of year again everyone. Keep an eye out for those ever more common white sharks, and report your sightings here and on the website in the first post of this thread: ...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 01-29-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,239
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Jax report Jan 20

Shark was definitely a sand tiger...100% certain. They show up this time of year in the cooler water (speaking of, what were the bottom temps like?).

Also, that's pretty gutsy using a soft sided...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 08-05-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 75,849
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Southeastern US White Shark Encounter Database

Yes. Katharine was one of the 5 sharks that was satellite tagged by our colleagues while working with the OCEARCH boat back in Cape Cod in August 2013. Katharine was not the shark that harassed by...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 08-05-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,064
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: can someone tell me what i found in the gut of my black grouper.

John - I work in the FWC Lab in Marathon with the finfish team (the group that does all of the fish tagging). What you found is an acoustic tag, and it was in fact from one of the fish we tagged a...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-22-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,361
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Katharine is in Biscayne Bay!

Not all of the sharks on the site are white sharks. Some of them are bulls (the others around Florida). There are also blues, makos, and a few tigers that have been tagged. Only 5 of the sharks on...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-18-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 79,183
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Another Great White!!! Watch out! this one looks pretty determined

Um, telling me what happened wouldn't land him in jail. And I am not denying the seal population is on the rise up north. But they are also down here feeding on large fish as well (AJs most likely,...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 79,183
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Another Great White!!! Watch out! this one looks pretty determined

I'm not sure why you put researcher in quotes...well I am but I'll ignore it. As for increasing numbers is a positive sign that fisheries are healthy. Food sources to support large predators are on...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-14-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 79,183
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Another Great White!!! Watch out! this one looks pretty determined

Were you out with George on the Mayport Princess? Him (and Scott on the Majesty) both had sightings within a day or two of each other. I got the call from Steve on the Native Diver. George had a...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-14-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 79,183
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Another Great White!!! Watch out! this one looks pretty determined

Umm...Ocearch is not anywhere near Florida right now. They are in the Pacific near the Panama Canal after finishing up research in the Pacific.
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-14-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 79,183
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Another Great White!!! Watch out! this one looks pretty determined

And he spent the rest of his life trying to undo that image he created. He was one of the most out spoken proponents for protecting whites and changing the killer "man-eater" image that sharks have....
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-14-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 79,183
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Another Great White!!! Watch out! this one looks pretty determined

Could I get more details for our database? The keys sightings are definitely of great interest to us! Please and thanks!
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-14-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 79,183
Posted By pirate_diver
Exclamation Re: Another Great White!!! Watch out! this one looks pretty determined

Also, that shark did NOT have a tag. Katherine was further north when this video was taken. In the last two weeks (since May 5th) I've received numerous white shark sightings off the FL east coast....
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-14-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 79,183
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Another Great White!!! Watch out! this one looks pretty determined

I received a report from the diver who shot this video. 90' of water off Sebastian. First pass bumped him from behind on his tank. The guy was commercially spearing. Definitely too close for...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 04-17-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,426
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Cobia in Jacksonville FL VIDEO

Great video Doc. Glad to hear you're back on the water and doubly happy to have your videos popping up again.
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 03-25-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 75,849
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Southeastern US White Shark Encounter Database

The receivers we deployed offshore last year detected 2 whites over a 1-2 month period. One shark, was dected 3 days (one day on the Anna, the next day on the powerful, and the 3rd day on the...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 02-13-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,196
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Great White in Miami

Is that the only photo you have? I'm not saying I don't believe you (there was a few sightings of whites near Fowey this time last year), but that photo and the placement/shape of the dorsal doesn't...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 02-13-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 75,849
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Southeastern US White Shark Encounter Database

Thanks David. Yea, I saw the video posted on FB. I already talked to Adam and got the info on this most recent encounter. I'll hve to ask him about the past ones though.

That's some AWESOME...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 01-13-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 75,849
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Southeastern US White Shark Encounter Database

First and foremost, this thread is not here to serve as a bashing thread for OCEARCH and their efforts. It is promoting a completely separate White Shark Encounter Database we have set up at the...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 12-09-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,080
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Jax Vis Reports?

Thanks for the reports. We ended up not going out due to the fog and change in winds...though now it's supposed to blow next weekend...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 12-07-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,080
Posted By pirate_diver
Re: Jax Vis Reports?

Diverdude - boat is full sorry.

Reef-Reaper - we're not making the run that far unfortunately. Only two divers on a boat of 5. Any idea/guess of vis inside 20mi?
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 12-07-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,080
Posted By pirate_diver
Jax Vis Reports?

Anyone get out today and have a report? Heading out tomorrow for some rod n reel but hoping to sneak a few dives in if the vis is decent.
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