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Old 08-29-2019, 04:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sad but true. Great White Sharks vanish from Cape Town and no one knows why.

These magnificent animals, which have been responsible for a number of fatal attacks off Cape Town and which support South Africa's shark-diving industry, haven't been seen in the region for 18 months!

Between 2010 and 2016 staff at the Shark Spotting Programme, established to warn swimmers when the three ton predators approached beaches, reported an average of 205 sightings of the fish off the beaches of False Bay. In 2018 that fell to 50 and this year not one has been seen. None have been seen at Seal Island, a one-time feeding ground off the coast.



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Thats a shame, the human species has really screwed the Earth up especially in the last 150 years, dread to think what it will be like in 50 years time
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Earth will survive, though not necessarily with humans on it.
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I have these guys in my pool. I call them my toothy duo. Not the same I know...



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It is such a beautiful Planet, And such a fked up world....
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Geez, I hadn't heard that. All I know is that there had been more frequent sighting of great whites off the coasts of Canada's Maritime Provinces which is odd because more tropical fish species have been spotted in this area too. This makes even more confusing considering great whites prefer cooler waters. Pardon the pun, but this situation is truly a matter of degrees. Sadly, resident pods of Orcas have also seen their populations decline rapidly off Canada's west coast as well.
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Geez, I hadn't heard that. All I know is that there had been more frequent sighting of great whites off the coasts of Canada's Maritime Provinces which is odd because more tropical fish species have been spotted in this area too. This makes even more confusing considering great whites prefer cooler waters. Pardon the pun, but this situation is truly a matter of degrees. Sadly, resident pods of Orcas have also seen their populations decline rapidly off Canada's west coast as well.
That is interesting Russ because the number of Orca's along the Cape coast here has increased quite a bit over the last few years and it is a known fact that sharks do form part of the Orca's diet. However, to see the Great Whites disappear completely after regularly spotting hundreds every year is puzzling, if not concerning. The Cape coast is world renown for being one of the hotspots for these beauties
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That is interesting Russ because the number of Orca's along the Cape coast here has increased quite a bit over the last few years and it is a known fact that sharks do form part of the Orca's diet. However, to see the Great Whites disappear completely after regularly spotting hundreds every year is puzzling, if not concerning. The Cape coast is world renown for being one of the hotspots for these beauties
I have to admit that I didn't know that Great Whites were on transient Orca's dining list at least until recently. I do recall seeing a video years ago that showed an Orca going after one and then over this year there's been a plethora of reported Orca attacks. Almost sounds like these Orcas have cleaned out the Cape Town buffet. Would be curious how the seal population there has responded unless the Orcas are still hanging around.
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It's not just the 'sexy' species it's fish like Tuna that fishing fleets have to travel further to get etc as the stocks are diminished drastically and you people keep eating them
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It's not just the 'sexy' species it's fish like Tuna that fishing fleets have to travel further to get etc as the stocks are diminished drastically and you people keep eating them
There's no doubt that a lot of fish stocks have been seriously depleted. I take it you don't eat fish?
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