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Stuart Cove "Incident"

Discussion in 'Shark Forum!' started by dumpsterDiver, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Would anyone else consider this an "incident"??

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  2. daniel f aleman

    daniel f aleman Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Austin, TX
    Naw. If the hammerhead had taken his arm off, then you have an incident.
  3. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: toronto
    Nope - looks like normal predictable behaviour when some stupid human teases a hungry animal with food...

    ---------- Post added March 18th, 2015 at 10:17 PM ----------

    I have seen pigeons in the city parks react the same way...
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  4. Dirty-Dog

    Dirty-Dog Frequently Censored ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Pueblo West, CO, USA
    No incident. He's feeding the shark. He's got a fish in his hand.

    Grab a snausage and do the same thing with most dogs. The result will be the same. They'll try to get the treat.

    The shark is doing exactly what he wanted it to do.
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  5. JohnN

    JohnN ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oar--eee---gun
    I'm very impressed his breathing rate didn't go up that much during the 'Incident'.

    But if you feed large sharks by hand. . .
  6. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Albany, NY
    Just Darwin trying to do his thing.
  7. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: toronto
    i think it would be interesting to have some "shark readers" chime in on this shark behaviour.

    my read of the situation was of a "dog chasing a ball" as opposed to a "ravenous starving wolf tackling prey" but I could be totally wrong as I know very little about aggressive shark behaviour.

    Underwater, I have only once been subjected to a shark chum. It was unannounced and I was pissed once I figured out what the dive op did.

    I often get to see sharks behaving normally (T&C) and they cruise by slowly and check the divers out and then wonder off.

    I have once witnessed a "spectacular" shark feed in the Bahamas. We were on land, the op chummed and then lured in "trained" sharks with bait on a rope. We got to see the shark attack the bait on the beach (above water) and it was a high action presentation.

    The video depicts behaviour in between my two extremes. Which behaviour is "normal"?
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  8. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    Actually the dog would get him moving faster, breathing harder, and drop the treat or have to bandage some fingers.

    No one likes a tease.
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  9. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    This is one of the worst feeding behaviors I've ever seen. You don't tease the fish with the bait, you leave it in the crate until you are ready to feed it. This feeder needs to be fired. The sharks are trained to come to food. They are attracted to the chum and the bait crate, but they get especially agitated when they can see/sense a piece of fish available to them. I spent a dive with Eli Martinez watching him feed. The feeding is just enough to keep the fish interested. You don't tease the fish with the bait, you don't keep the bait out for the fish to see and not eat, and you don't feed too much. The Bimini Hammerheads are actually pretty fat.
    Joe Underwater, NeilJ, Jax and 2 others like this.
  10. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Georgia
    Wrong on many levels

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