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(9News (Australia))   There's now a push to remove shark nets from Australia's most famous swimming beach. Probably because it's not deadly enough   (9news.com.au) divider line
    More: Interesting, Shark, Great white shark, Tiger shark, Shark nets, Jaws, Mayor of Waverley LGA Paula Masselos, instructor Simon Nellist, Lamniformes  
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2022-08-18 10:37:18 AM  
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2022-08-18 10:38:20 AM  
Australia has a city named Darwin. They know what they're doing.
 
2022-08-18 10:42:48 AM  
Shark nets are the TSA of swimmer safety measures.
 
2022-08-18 10:43:02 AM  
There's actually some evidence that putting a parallel fence of anchored pvc pipe can keep sharks away by creating the impression of a barrier in their sharky brains.

/ It has the immense positive of not harming friendly species. And actually working to keep sharks away
 
2022-08-18 10:44:37 AM  
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2022-08-18 10:45:02 AM  
Bondi? Really?  As a wee child, I thought I was brave swimming in the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef.   I guess New South Wales victims provide fewer carbs and are less filling -- like diet Fosters.
 
2022-08-18 10:52:45 AM  
Next up just artificial floating mines filled with jellyfish and coral snake venom.
 
2022-08-18 10:53:44 AM  
"The push comes weeks after a report on the 2021-2022 season found 325 of 376 animals caught in nets were non-targeted, critically endangered species."

Hmmm, maybe trapping 86% endangered species means we should rethink 90 year old solutions to our problems...
 
2022-08-18 10:55:42 AM  

Rock Krenn: Shark nets are the TSA of swimmer safety measures.


Because they mostly protect against sharks who aren't really trying to cross them. Also, the security theater never even pretended to protect against box jellyfish, so those are allowed to go right through.
 
2022-08-18 11:00:32 AM  
"But with nets, where's the sportsmanship?!"
- Australians, probably.
 
2022-08-18 11:03:47 AM  
"[Mayor] Masselos believes SMART drumlines, aerial drone surveillance and "listening buoys" are much more efficient and detecting sharks and mitigating the risks of attack."

The mayor wants to remove nets and install an electronic surveillance suite, instead? Someone is getting kickbacks, or has a friend looking for a no-bid contract.
 
2022-08-18 11:06:53 AM  
In "reasons not to swim in Australia" sharks are waaay down the list

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2022-08-18 11:09:29 AM  
Meh. Sharks really hate it when they've accidentally bitten a human. People taste terrible and have all these inconvenient bones in them, and the shark is going away traumatized and gagging. With any luck, you'll wind up with a really neat scar instead of losing an arm! The odds of dying by shark are so incredibly not in your favor so, if you consider that an ideal way to die, you're going to have to work for it.

I recommend swimming at night in turbulent water and slathering yourself in dead fish. If you're on an extreme budget, maybe canned tuna or mackerel? But hey, you wanted to go out in the most dramatic way possible, so splurge! Get the good stuff! Also, if you just insult Chuck the fark on the dock there, he'll be glad to help you bleed. Tell him you buggered his brother, that'll do just fine.

Come to think of it, Chuck is far more dangerous than the sharks, so don't mention screwing his kids.
 
2022-08-18 11:29:11 AM  

lizaardvark: Meh. Sharks really hate it when they've accidentally bitten a human. People taste terrible and have all these inconvenient bones in them, and the shark is going away traumatized and gagging. Also, if you just insult Chuck the fark on the dock there, he'll be glad to help you bleed. Tell him you buggered his brother, that'll do just fine.

Come to think of it, Chuck is far more dangerous than the sharks, so don't mention screwing his kids.

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2022-08-18 11:52:06 AM  
Now what about Bondi Cigars?
 
2022-08-18 11:55:48 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: In "reasons not to swim in Australia" sharks are waaay down the list

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2022-08-18 12:18:26 PM  
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I get the feeling Australian supporters of ineffective shark nets also work for Rupert Murdoch?
 
2022-08-18 12:20:06 PM  

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I get the feeling Australian supporters of ineffective shark nets also work for Rupert Murdoch?


Ideologues just can't help themselves 🙄
 
2022-08-18 12:31:18 PM  
Remove all shark nets and let people take their chances in the ocean. Yeah, sometimes the sharks will get a few people, but that is as mother nature intended, survival of the fittest, and in the ocean man is often not the fittest.
 
2022-08-18 1:12:21 PM  
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2022-08-18 1:25:30 PM  

Mock26: Remove all shark nets and let people take their chances in the ocean. Yeah, sometimes the sharks will get a few people, but that is as mother nature intended, survival of the fittest, and in the ocean man is often not the fittest.


Not the fittest, nor the brightest.

Swim between the flags! But there's no people swimming over here, so it's less crowded. I'll just swim in this dangerous rip current instead!
 
2022-08-18 1:28:07 PM  

BitwiseShift: Bondi? Really?  As a wee child, I thought I was brave swimming in the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef.   I guess New South Wales victims provide fewer carbs and are less filling -- like diet Fosters.


I prefer swimming at Botany Bay. The water is safe but you have to watch for the ceti eels in the sand.
 
2022-08-18 2:44:26 PM  
Sharks at the swimming spot? Coo! Now put bulls on the field for baseball or football.
 
2022-08-18 3:33:38 PM  
Sounds like a good photo opportunity for her to go swimming out with the sharks.
 
2022-08-18 3:45:59 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: In "reasons not to swim in Australia" sharks are waaay down the list

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Missing "salties".
 
2022-08-18 5:43:35 PM  

thealgorerhythm: BitwiseShift: Bondi? Really?  As a wee child, I thought I was brave swimming in the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef.   I guess New South Wales victims provide fewer carbs and are less filling -- like diet Fosters.

I prefer swimming at Botany Bay. The water is safe but you have to watch for the ceti eels in the sand.


Beautiful spot, and it's just a short swim to Fantasy Island
 
2022-08-18 9:56:17 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Glockenspiel Hero: In "reasons not to swim in Australia" sharks are waaay down the list

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Missing "salties".


Respecfully, if they provided a complete list it would crash the servers.  And that's just of stuff that can kill you in the water, we haven't even got started on the land snakes, drop bears, or the greatest threats on Bondi: shiatfaced English tourists who just got their first sunburn and are confused and terrified and can't find the Foster's they were promised and are about to take it out on the next poor schmuck...
 
2022-08-18 11:00:42 PM  
I guess they will quit vaccinating for polio too.
 
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