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Old 01-09-2017, 11:56 AM   #1
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: Bad Shark...

That'll wake your ass up!!

Is that a Bronze Whalers? Maybe a Dusky?

Some have called it a Bull Shark. But, the Bulls I see are a lot more stout and fat than that thing is.
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:23 PM   #3
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Ummmmmm.....where was this? Why does that look completely unprovoked (not in the technical sense of the word, of course)???
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:33 PM   #4
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Pause in frame of seconds 0:19 the shark committed suicide, it nails the shaft himself in the upper jaw below the nose... the speargun was never fired...
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:09 AM   #5
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I really would like to understand why this happened before I get back in the water.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:01 AM   #6
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I really would like to understand why this happened before I get back in the water.

Maybe the large predator was hungry?
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:21 AM   #7
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Sweet bro. Thanks.

I was under the impression that sharks are generally more inquisitive prior to taking a bite and they don't just ram you like a bull from 50 feet below.
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:00 PM   #8
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Re: Bad Shark...

After my two last encounters with bulls at Cedar Key, I sold all of my gear. I don't have to spearfish and if it means my health or life......I don't need to Dive! I still love the sport but it has lost a lot of its intrigue thanks wholly to the ever growing shark population and their steroidal attitudes. My family comes first. Now I sit in my safe boat and catch them! Get yourself an HMS permit and help save a diver.

Glad you made it out okay.
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:33 PM   #9
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Re: Bad Shark...

Wow that video is wild! I recently got attacked by an aggressive nurse shark while spear fishing in Islamorada on a reef about 20' deep. He never ended up getting a hold of me but it was a total shock. Be on the watch out there friends!
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:54 PM   #10
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Wow that video is wild! I recently got attacked by an aggressive nurse shark while spear fishing in Islamorada on a reef about 20' deep. He never ended up getting a hold of me but it was a total shock. Be on the watch out there friends!
Was she about 12' long with 2 nice dimples on her nose? Feel like I fought with the same fish back in August lol
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After my two last encounters with bulls at Cedar Key, I sold all of my gear. I don't have to spearfish and if it means my health or life......I don't need to Dive! I still love the sport but it has lost a lot of its intrigue thanks wholly to the ever growing shark population and their steroidal attitudes. My family comes first. Now I sit in my safe boat and catch them! Get yourself an HMS permit and help save a diver.

Glad you made it out okay.
Where in Cedar Key did you have a shark problem,thanks.
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Bad Shark...

Looks like a juvenile bull or perhaps a juvenile bronzies (favor a bull) and that's why the majority of juvenile don't make it into adulthood.

This was taken off the western coast of Australia I believe.

I've had bulls charge me for no apparent reason but they usually slow down and take a turn in the last 5-10ft.... this shark literally jabbed itself (I do believe the gun fired, either the diver pressed the trigger or self-fired). Scary encounter and I'm glad the diver is safe.

Of note, this was featured on Australian news too.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:52 AM   #13
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Re: Bad Shark...

I've had a black tip charge into my gun once also. Hit him right in the nose, the gun fired. But luckily the shaft didn't penetrate.
Every other time they've veered off. If they come back after being poked once or twice, Boom.
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Re: Bad Shark...

Hey prop man, good to see that you are still in there.
The areas that I was diving in was west by Southwest of the number one marker, 50 ft of water, huge natural reef area. The other is west by northwest going out of the North channel, 50 ft of water, big natural reef area. No blood was drawn but both were scary close attachs.
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:20 PM   #15
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Re: Bad Shark...

Shark Shield! They work! I've two different sharks charge me the same way while wearing it. They both did a 180. And when they show up, they get a feel of it, and haul butt.
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