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great white shark in La Jolla

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Bill McIntyre

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Double Amen Miles! I get really tired of the shark-huggers who say they were here first, its OK if they eat us because its natural, etc.

Its fine with me if they eat you as long as you are good with it, but I would just as soon pass.

My dive buddy who saw that 18 footer at Catalina recently is still trying to clean his wetsuit, and I'm still trying to clean the swimstep where he came aboard.

A friend was appoached by a commercial boat at another spot at Catalina last week and the guy said his friend was run out of the water the day before. He also said that thay had regularly seen three different sharks at the site recently, one of them with a spear sticking out of his mouth.

I might be skeptical about the spear if I didn't know a guy who was diving there a couple of years ago and dove down on a school of yellowtail. As he lined up a shot, the yellowtail parted and a big gws came at him full speed with mouth open and he shot it in the face. It veered by him and took his gun, float, etc, but with his blessing. Ask him if the sharks mean us no harm.

BTW, I guess the shark just considers the shaft to be a toothpick.
 
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i spearfish in la jolla almost everyday for the past 3 years and still havent seen or heard about a gws. plus the last fatal attack on a human by a gws in la jolla was from a abalone diver back in the 50's heres the proof

White Shark Unprovoked Attack - Diver
 
beamjoel

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I agree with Bill and Miles in the fact that the GWS is a killing machine with only two reasons to swim, that is eating and breeding, and since they probably are not gona buzz you as a prospective mate you are probably looked at as DINNER.

We do have to remember though that this is just one very slim danger we face in a sport full of dangers.

Use your senses and be safe!

Joel
 
Fondueset

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FYI Fellers - this thread is from 2005
 
coadavid

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Couple Questions:

"Buzz"? Does that mean brushed or touched by a curious shark?

"Kelp Hospital Point": What does this mean?

- Dave
 
Jon

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Hospital point in an entry way into the ocean, and kelp beds, just south of the cove itself.
It's been a few years since I've dove there, but I remember it being closer to Casa Cove.

Jon
 
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