Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Just when you thought it was safe.....

Shark attacks along the coast of Australia are a constant fear and here in the West we have our share of attacks, the latest being only a couple of days ago.  There have been four fatal attacks in the last fourteen months, three of those in the last three months. These attacks have prompted the West Australian Government to budget $14 million over the next five years on measures to reduce the risk of shark attack. I have heard that if there are seals swimming close to the shore, there is the possibility that sharks will be around as well, so heed the signs people...see a seal and vamoose out of there pronto!! Although this is not a situation to be taken lightly, it must be pointed out that the odds of being attacked by a shark are pretty low and after all it is their territory, not ours..that being said, the shark above and below are the only close encounters of the 'big teeth' type that I ever plan to have .....! Have a safe day..... Something fascinating on bills diving check it out.....!!

38 comments:

  1. un remake des dents de la mer ;o))

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  2. Just don't mistake that tell tale fin for a dolphin's fin!!!

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  3. I saw Simon Baker at the Late Show talking about a shark experience. I'd stay on the beach I think.

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  4. It certainly wouldn't make for a relaxing swim!

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  5. I think it is pretty scary no matter what. Let's just sun tan!

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  6. love the 1st pic!
    regarding the sharks yes we must not encroach :)

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  7. Scary! I think they're beautiful and I hate to see their area encroached, but I also hate to see people killed.
    Great post, Grace.

    Sylvia

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  8. I"m sorry but the soundtrack from Jaws popped into my head. Even here on the Gulf coast we have these attacks. Hard to enjoy the lovely weather and warm waters isn't it!
    V

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  9. Well, Grace,thank you for taking me away from our cold Northwest weather for a few minutes. We do not worry too much about sharks, here in the Pacific Northwest, even though locals do watch out for banana slugs in the spring. They can be lethal too! ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  10. Such a cute pair of photos, Grace. You gotta keep on living your life. Be prudent but don't go crazy with fear of highly unlikely events.

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  11. I'm not a beach person too much sand and way too many sharks and other nasty critters :-).

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  12. Thank goodness I live in the desert. I only have to worry about snakes and scorpions. HA!

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  13. We have small sharks around here, but they live far away from the shore and, as far as I know, never attacked anyone. But since I saw the movie "Jaws" when i was young, I think I've NEVER been swimming anywhere without thinking of something dangerous coming from below..

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  14. Sorry to hear about the shark attacks!

    The water does look lovely.

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  15. Sorry to hear about the attacks, but the one on the photo looks pretty friendly. We have some sharks in the Med as well, but not here. The only thing would be some jellyfishes now and then

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  16. A worry and makes the temptation of a swim very risky. I guess it wont improve unless there is a change in fishing practices.

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  17. Lovely family fun photos but with a cautionary warning. I am impressed with the sunblock and sun protective clothing all kids and many adults wear on Australian beaches these days Grace.

    Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  18. Shark attacks so near to the coast? Scary!
    Fun Photos, Grace!

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  19. That is one wonderful capture, very 'Jaws' (tho I've not ever seen Jaws .. why? Because its too scary and I am already not a fan of ocean swimming) .. and a good reminder that the ocean is their home and we're guests

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  20. tnx for the shark alert, not a fan of them either and not hoping to get close to them in the future. ^0^
    still loving your cool blue weather there.

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  21. Cute title for a not-so-cute possibility! I'll stay in the shallow end.

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  22. Quand on est un homme innocent, le risque d'être attaqué par une femme, en mer, peut-être, également, très grave...

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  23. That is my kind of shark! We had some rare attacks even on the Southern coast of Tuscany, but it was many years ago. They spot sharks from the ferries at times, but they are almost always dolphins...

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  24. That's a very funny shot. You have a good eye! We have our share of shark attacks, too. Often they are fatal. Sometimes you can see hundreds of them swimming in the shallow waters just offshore on Florida's Atlantic side.

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  25. De nuevo por tu casa, disfrutando de las cosillas que nos dejas. Un placer siempre.

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  26. They must be mad, it is way too hot for beach playtime.

    I am not looking forward to the next few days!

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  27. superb pictures, makes me curious to see people in bathing suits as today I left the house with a coat, scarf and gloves, is very cold in my part!!

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  28. Yes, it is something you have to learn to live with. It was an item on TV here, always bad to see how people were attacked and are wounded.I will always remember the Spielberg movie Jaws, so scary.

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  29. The link to the video with the young man (my son's age) who had a lucky escape is wonderful. What a smile he has!

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  30. And your photos are so sweet - happy beach holidays as we all love them. Enjoy!

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  31. I have such a fear of sharks, which is ridiculous since I grew up on a lake! Hope everyone can enjoy that gorgeous beach without any shark scares!

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