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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 06:54 PM

35ft Great White Shark Lurking in 'The Kill Zone' Super Predator

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Response to ResIpsa (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 08:27 PM

2. So sad that you miss out having fun in the ocean.

Jelly fish cause most of our mishaps.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:02 PM

5. Jellyfish scare the crap out of me

Back in the 80s windsurfing was my sport of choice. The best time for wind also happened to be the worst time for jellyfish. You'd cruise along and feel the skeg smack into jellyfish every ten or fifteen seconds. You knew you would eventually be falling into that water. Oh man, it was nerve wracking. The good thing was that these jellyfish didn't have much of sting. They felt like thistles. It still gave me a queasy feeling knowing they were down there.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:22 PM

6. I remember reading a story somewhere...

About a guy on a cold deep sea dive that was using some kind of warming system with a hose that he shoved down the arse of his wetsuit.

It happened to suck in a jellyfish and shoot it into his most sensitive areas...

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Response to canuckledragger (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:28 PM

7. That is like some Marquis de Sade torture invention!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 01:58 AM

9. The Box Jellyfish.....

is deadly. Most Jellies are an annoyance, but won't actually kill you. Box Jellyfish have been known to sting people in brackish water, and even some fresh water swimming holes in Australia. I think that old adage, "Everything in Australia is trying to kill you" has a lot of truth to it. They do have more than their share of deadly snakes, spiders, Crocs, Jellyfish.......I'd have a hard time watching out for all these things whilst cruising through a normal day.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 02:05 AM

10. How about the Sydney funnel web spider?

Lives in urban settings and can kill a human: http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2017/02/worlds-deadliest-spider-the-sydney-funnel-web

Dr Robert Raven, curator of arachnids at Queensland Museum, says the atraxotoxin protein contained within funnel web venom is responsible for its severe effects on the nervous system – shorting out the synapses in the nerves and halting the relaxation cycle.

This causes constant firing of the nerves – or fibrillation – resulting in a number of symptoms including rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, breathing difficulty and numbness around the mouth.

“People know within minutes that they’re going to die or are in deep deep trouble – death has occurred with funnel webs in 15 minutes,” Robert says.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 07:59 AM

13. They even have deadly birds down there. The Cassowary

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Response to ResIpsa (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 09:16 PM

3. If I recall they did get some data like temp, depth and speed but

other than that they did not get anything else.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 09:32 PM

4. there was a cow in the field down the road

and now its been eaten. - so there must be something big enough to eat an entire cow. What kind of dumbass logic is that?

And a whale that was bitten - clearly some years ago - will have grown. A baby or young child may get a dog bite that goes from its wrist to its elbow - about four inches - as an adult that scar will go from it's wrist to its elbow, it doesn't mean the dog had a bite radius of 16 inches.

these guys are clowns

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:50 PM

8. so... the guy who was talking all day on the trip out about how fun it is to swim with sharks

is elected to go down to get the sub......

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 11:06 PM

12. Perth, Western Australia is absolutely gorgeous

One must try to ignore the spiders and sharks, however.

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