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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:27 pm    Post subject: The Circus Reply with quote

Just sitting here at work.
Estimated 10-20 great whites hanging at our favorite spot.
Hard to know how many been hanging all summer....some for sure, but nobody started looking from the air etc till lately
I can't sail due to work.
news cameras all over the place, and the Abide crew headed into the mix.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/20793917/index.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the media has got me wigged out a little. The shark scare just might be what the doctor has ordered. I've got a surf injured left shoulder that continues to leak battery acid.

I met up with my future son-in-law's father at school today. Last Thursday was a good mix of SUPers and surfers.

I know the real men might turn their nose up, but Bruce/Gerda, a new guy Hardy, me and some white haired guy (who appeared to be really tearing it up) got in a tidy little lunch time playdate at Pleasant Bay. Some slogging but a lot of solid 5.0, in 50 minutes, w/o getting my hair-do wet was just the key for a quick return to land based responsibililtes.

Looks like another peanut butter sandwich on the road tomorrow!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming, Ron, that your group was out on 9/9/09 (yesterday), I found your post interesting. Were you slogging in long lulls? I went over to W.B. and had a rather odd session. Once sailing, I wished that I had taken the expense of driving down to Pleasant, but had fun anyway. Since there was some wave action in the middle (similar to what happens at Pleasant but not as steadily periodic) I was on a 125 liter board which borders on a sinker for me. Blasting in the long gusts, I was getting dropped by the sudden and lasting lulls. Rigging my N.P. 8.0 (gratis to Gerda for a new panel), I was powered-up but still had to slog back up-wind to the launch. Did you have a similar experience? In addition, another reason I opted for W.B. was that the water temps are still rather mild there. How were you people dressed? I was in a 2mm shortie, but will be going to a thicker three quarter leg length or spring suit for Friday.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

now that at least 5 sharks have been tagged for tracking, i would like to suggest a new feature for iwindsurf - the realtime shark locator page. knowing where the sharks WERE just isnt good enough for me. Shocked

Anyone going to Pleasant for some shark tagging??
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"...realtime shark locator page..."

LOL! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Realtime locator?
You already volunteered to "kill all the sharks".....who would make that data available?

My understanding is that the data won't be avail until the tracking device is
disconnected in some months....should be interesting stuff though.

Here is a 30 minute vid clip of one of the chatham sharks...absolutely fascinating watching him or her parked in a deep water trough, just outside of a seal group....literally lurking

http://wn.whdh.com/global/video/popup/pop_player.asp?ClipID1=4110864&h1=Sky7%20spots%20shark%20off%20Cape%20Cod%20%2809/08/09%29&vt1=v&at1=Station 1&d1=2087733&LaunchPageAdTag=Station 1&fvCatNo=&backgroundImageURL=&activePane=info&playerVersion=1&hostPageUrl=http%3A//www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO123921/&rnd=96600054

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry....it was icesailing who wanted to kill the sharks.

THere is a tracking network, but not realtime

http://gtopp.net/index.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:35 pm    Post subject: shaks Reply with quote

That would be me. keep the fins and the jaws, donate the meet to the homeless shelters.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how could you live in a world where your fate is so certain?
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