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Sharks in DUXBURY, Ma? Christopher de Roetth

Discussion in 'New England' started by Christopher de Roetth, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    Sam I haven't check Craig's list but check this out: https://nypost.com/2019/08/16/cape-cods-pool-business-going-swimmingly-thanks-to-sharks/

    Rampant shark sightings and closures of popular Massachusetts beaches are leading a growing number of Cape Cod residents to build backyard pools, according to reports.

    With at least 42 shark sightings tallied on Cape Cod even since just Aug. 1, local pool-construction businesses have reported sales skyrocketing as much as 40 percent, the Boston Globe said.
     
  2. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    It is "Jaws" but in real time with real sharks and real people not actors
    sdm
     
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  3. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    Not quite yet but the saga continues.
     
  4. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    @AfterDark
    I suspect it is impossible to measure the effect this is having on dive operators and dive classes.
    They must be in dire straights
    We on the left coast only receive snippets on local and even national news cast about the right coast

    I recall in 1959 when Bob Paperdin was killed on a Sunday afternoon by a GWS at La Jolla Cove. The shops were hurting and dive instruction was almost non existent.


    SDM
     
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  5. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    I suspect you are correct Sam. The dive business around here is dismal enough. The phone book shows about 6 dive shops in RI, The Ocean State. In reality there is one maybe two there are a few sports shops that sell dive gear and run a compressor until Columbus Day and a few small operators doing business out of their basements. There are no dive shops or air stations in the towns with the popular dive sites. Dismal.

    The one bright spot is I think the water on this side of Cape Cod is too warm for the seals and their fish food. We don't get seals here during the summer, we do during the winter and they go pretty far up the bay. There is a <10F lower temp. difference between Massachusetts Bay and Narragansett Bay The Southern shore of Cape Cod diverts the Gulf Stream north east away from the Cape Cod shores and points north. That's why we have tropical fish here in RI during the summer but none north of Cape Cod.
     
  6. formernuke

    formernuke Nassau Grouper

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    Anyone got a shark cage I have an urge to go to duxbury with a camera, GW don't scare me last I checked I don't look like a seal the way surfers do.

    Bull or tiger that's another story.
     
  7. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    Hey tell you what, go on a 200 yard surface swim at night like I do sometimes to get to the site and tell me you aren't concerned about GWs at the 100yd mark.
     
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