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rfgonzo
03/18/2014, 09:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MuJmrv_KF24

snorvich
03/19/2014, 09:42 AM
Spear fishing will do that . . .

ace_92101
03/19/2014, 11:30 AM
Spear fishing will do that . . .

+1. A major shark attracter!

batesdc
03/19/2014, 01:54 PM
I didn't know Lion Fish were good to eat?

snorvich
03/19/2014, 03:24 PM
I didn't know Lion Fish were good to eat?

Actually, I think he was eradicating them from an area where they are not supposed to be. But yes, they are good to eat.

r-balljunkie
03/24/2014, 04:13 PM
Looks like the shark was going after the bucket, not really the diver until he ****ed him off.

A bucket full of distressed and pronged fish is sending out signals like crazy. I would never do what he was doing, personally. If I did, I’d have the bucket of fish on a long leader.

Generally speaking, sharks will buzz you once or twice to check you out then disappear out of your field of vision, but keep an eye on you from a distance.

Zoodiver
03/25/2014, 07:51 AM
Let's see, right off the bat we see the shark. At that point anyone with half a brain knows not to spear fish right there unless they want to attact that shark's attention.

This needs to be filed under 'stupid people in water' instead of 'shark attack'.

snorvich
03/25/2014, 10:20 AM
Or, do we have a Darwin Award category?

mayjong
03/25/2014, 05:52 PM
well, it is the ocean...
lucky it wasn't a larger shark.

mayjong
03/25/2014, 05:53 PM
and yes, it is kinda silly to spearfish in front of a shark, then be surprised when it tries to eat!

r-balljunkie
03/25/2014, 07:22 PM
gets me to thinking though......when i collect fish, i keep my catch bucket clipped to my BCD. Wonder if the fishies in the bucket are sending out distress signals.

It's hit or miss whether I see sharks while collecting. I guess im safe, cross my fingers.

snorvich
03/25/2014, 08:15 PM
gets me to thinking though......when i collect fish, i keep my catch bucket clipped to my BCD. Wonder if the fishies in the bucket are sending out distress signals.

It's hit or miss whether I see sharks while collecting. I guess im safe, cross my fingers.

My memory is not what it used to be, but I think sharks sense a different vibe from a sick or dieing fish and that is what attracts. I doubt that they would have that vibe from a collection bucket.

davocean
03/26/2014, 06:13 PM
That diver was there to help cull back an out of control lionfish population that was eating up everything in sight, and I would guess that probably aided in that sharks aggression, the need and lack of available food.
FWIW lionfish are supposed to be pretty similar to sculpin, small but good taste.

Zoodiver
03/27/2014, 02:56 PM
gets me to thinking though......when i collect fish, i keep my catch bucket clipped to my BCD. Wonder if the fishies in the bucket are sending out distress signals.

It's hit or miss whether I see sharks while collecting. I guess im safe, cross my fingers.

Yes, the stress hormone released into the water when you collect fish is something most sharks will quickly pick up on if they are close enough. If that act on that is another question that would depend on the shark.

I've seen it in person both while collecting as well as in a controlled environment. I had a group of fish come in after a transport. Instead of putting them right on display, I put them into floating baskets in the sump. As they went into those baskets, it took less than 60 seconds for the water in the sump loaded with the stress hormone to hit the main display tank (in another room). The white tip reef and black tip reef sharks went into hunting mode instantly. It was crazy to see how fast they keyed into the stressed fish.

FishBoy05
03/27/2014, 05:47 PM
Don't know why his first reaction wasn't to drop the bucket. Funny how someone on you tube said the shark got off lucky. That diver was lucky with how fast it seems he came up. Couldn't tell by his cpu and the slow-mo but I'd say he was around 65 ft and shot up out of fear of the shark.

Either way its a good example of knowing your surroundings at all times.

snorvich
03/27/2014, 06:37 PM
Don't know why his first reaction wasn't to drop the bucket. Funny how someone on you tube said the shark got off lucky. That diver was lucky with how fast it seems he came up. Couldn't tell by his cpu and the slow-mo but I'd say he was around 65 ft and shot up out of fear of the shark.

Either way its a good example of knowing your surroundings at all times.

If so, air embolism is likely as well as some level of decompression sickness. The shark did not seem to be all that large in the first place.

r-balljunkie
03/27/2014, 06:43 PM
it looked like he was cognitive enough to hit his safety stop, i.e. didnt break the surface.

I thought it was hilarious that he was STILL attempting to put the pronged fish in his catch bucket AFTER the shark made its first pass.

We have a lot of guys spear fish around here. meh, not my cup of tea.

davocean
03/28/2014, 11:38 PM
gets me to thinking though......when i collect fish, i keep my catch bucket clipped to my BCD. Wonder if the fishies in the bucket are sending out distress signals.

It's hit or miss whether I see sharks while collecting. I guess im safe, cross my fingers.

It's not just sharks that will go after this.
One of my worst hits was a sea lion that came from behind me at night and ripped my bag of lobster off my belt, from a spring loaded steel leeder clip I had on my belt.
I'm lucky it broke, but I was hit pretty hard.
I'll never hard hard fasten anything to me or my gear ever again.

snorvich
03/29/2014, 07:48 AM
It's not just sharks that will go after this.
One of my worst hits was a sea lion that came from behind me at night and ripped my bag of lobster off my belt, from a spring loaded steel leeder clip I had on my belt.
I'm lucky it broke, but I was hit pretty hard.
I'll never hard hard fasten anything to me or my gear ever again.

Wow. Sharks don't bother me much since if you act aggressive towards them, they immediately back off. Sea Lions know that in the water, they are king compared to humans. And they are big and very strong. You are very lucky.

snorvich
03/29/2014, 07:49 AM
Sharks don't bother me much since if you act aggressive towards them, they immediately back off.

Except of course in Southern Australia.

mkoop
03/29/2014, 08:43 AM
I didn't know Lion Fish were good to eat?

Lionfish have become an invasive issue as there are no natural predators in many of our reefs. Since they are actually really good to eat, I've read about some chef's making efforts to capture them from our reefs and prepare them in their restaurants essentially creating a predator for them.

Some pretty neat articles out there about it, http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/lionfish-invasion-a-guide-to-hunting-and-fishing

davocean
03/29/2014, 12:00 PM
Wow. Sharks don't bother me much since if you act aggressive towards them, they immediately back off. Sea Lions know that in the water, they are king compared to humans. And they are big and very strong. You are very lucky.

Agree, anytime I have ever seen sharks while diving all I had to do was swim towards them and they dart off.
This may not work w/ a REALLY big shark of course, fortunately I have never seen one while diving.
Sea lions have been a serious issue though, and kayak fishing I have been absolutely tormented by them.
They have been sinking some kayaks by boarding and overloading, a couple guys lost their yak up north while pretty far out, and there was at least one fatality due to this.