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As far as I know they have never seen a GW mate. Not much is known about their reproduction cycles. But it's believed they use tributaries as nurserys for their young to grow. I know very little about that part of the world, but it's entirely possible. I mean, even in South Africa it would be strange to see that many GW's on one kill that quick. Something was up
I'm with you... There was a time that I'd swim half way to Cuba from the Gulf Coast, but even good athletes get cramps and drown, so I quit. I was reading up on Cabo San Lucas once, and heard they have some of the largest predators in the world in large quantity (larger than normal Tigers and Whites). The difference is, if an 6' lemon shark wants to see what you taste like, you probably get a cool scar. If a 2 ton White just wants to see what you are, you bleed to death before getting back to shore. I'm not afraid of sharks because they're generally disintereted in us, but my rules are:
Don't swim in murky water near feeding time...
Don't go past waste deep if the area is known for fish that are measured in tons and meters...
Don't mess around with Jim
Your guess is as good as mine. Do they migrate?
Some over very large distances. In the link below is a Great White tracker. These sharks have been tagged and monitored for some time now. You can click on sharks on the right tab, then pick which shark you want to follow, and click "where I have been". It will show their tracking for over a year in some instances.
Mary Lee spent most of the Winter off the East Coast but is now in Bermuda.
Success and most of the other South African sharks stay around the same area. But they travel to Madagascar some and even into the Southern Ocean (which was unknown til this study).
In the Pacific they can travel as far as the Indian Ocean off the West Coast of Australia, to Hawaii, up the West Coast of California. In this part of the world, It's believed that they breed in the Shared Offshore Feeding Grounds (SOFA) in deep Pacific.
By the way, if M/V OCEARCH makes a left and travels up the Gulf to do tagging next I might have an orgasm. We knew they might come up here but never had anything to go on. It could be epic.
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What species would they be tagging up in the gulf coast, Bulls?
Wasn't there a video last week of some girl diving and hitching a ride on a great white? Perhaps home boy was inspired.
"Wow! We truly can become one with nature....screw it, I'm swimming 650 feet from shore and going to embrace nature."
Great Whites. They have been seen around the oil rigs off Louisiana in much more regularity. We think they are forging on squid off the continental shelf in deep water. They follow the Gulf Stream up and we are assuming they stay all Summer. It would be much more difficult in this part of the country but if they could just get one or two it would be huge. Like, biggest scientific shark study in the Gulf huge.
That would be AWESOME if they could prove it. It makes sense as Squid is a major part of their diet (not telling you anything you dont know) We fish up and down the Florida Gulf Coast. Id be interested to see how close they get.
Maybe he forgot to take the beef jerkey out of his pockets.
Too soon,too soon
lol I'm sorry but I just don't have any sympathy for people who do these kinds of things. I mean seriously, swimming that far out into the ocean is dangerous in and of itself, even if there wasn't any sharks.
I hear you bro. When I go to the beach, I go about waist deep dunk once & get out. I always stay at the telly with the nicest pool, but for the most part enjoy the beach as well. But I ain't going out any deeper than waist deep.
I very rarely go to the beach at all, even when I'm at beach places. I sleep most of the day and go party all night at the bars. I just never did like going out on the beach. It's just uncomfortable to me.
Ridiculous. Now it's scaryyyy to go further than waist-deep in the ocean?
As previously mentioned, most shark attacks occur in shallow water - because that is where most dangerous sharks hunt their prey. Tiger sharks aren't patrolling deep water looking for food. Whites attack in deep and shallower water, as evidenced by attacks on surfers.
Ya but if you are in shallow water when you are attacked, you can most likely receive help fairly fast. If you are 2 freaking miles out into the ocean like this dude was, the chance that you will live has to dramatically decrease.
This. That far out, you will die end of story. Closer to shore you have a way better shot at getting help if attacked.
I dive in fresh and salt water.Not an expert on GW, but a bull shark is a MF. But then so are gators. Very territorial. That's what a 44 caliber bang stick is for. Had a few close encounters, but hey fortune favors the brave. Whether it be bad or good. Hell you only live once. Much more honorable fighting a shark for your life, than having someone wipe your ass at 85.
Maybe its just me but i'll take my ass being wiped by someone other than myself at 85 than tangling with a shark.
No doubt. Odds go to zero. But if you get bit by a white you're pretty much toast regardless... A good bite and you'll bleed out in 5 min. Regardless they are more of a surf line concern than open ocean. Your best bet is to be no where near seals. If you see one, bail stat.
Tigers will just straight out eat you. The best bet is just to not be solo. Alonzo will have intel on this...
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