- 20/01/2011 at 5:13 am #698920/01/2011 at 6:29 pm #17202fishforpotParticipant
That must relate to the bull shark seen cruising up the main street of some town/city some 30 km’s from the coast …….
It would be like live baiting for broadbills outside the pub at West Melton …….freaky for sure20/01/2011 at 7:26 pm #17203
I think the bull sharks there live in the river so they’ve just ventured away from there not come in from sea
[quote:24v2p5xt]Unlike most sharks, bull sharks tolerate fresh water and can travel far up rivers. They have even been known to travel as far up as Indiana in the Ohio River and Illinois in the Mississippi River, although there have been few recorded attacks. As a result, they are probably responsible for the majority of near-shore shark attacks, including many attacks attributed to other species. However, bull sharks are not true freshwater sharks (unlike the river sharks of the genus Glyphis).
Since bull sharks often dwell in shallow waters, they may be more dangerous to humans than any other species of shark, and, along with tiger sharks and great white sharks, are among the three shark species most likely to attack humans.
Amazing sharks20/01/2011 at 11:03 pm #17204
It’s not a well known fact,but the Oceanic Whitetip has killed more people than all other species combined due to the fact that it is first on the scene when there has been a disaster at see…google USS Indianapolis to see what I mean.Famed oceanographic researcher Jacques Cousteau described the oceanic whitetip as “the most dangerous of all sharks”. Despite the greater notoriety of the great white shark and other sharks habitually found nearer the shore, the oceanic whitetip is responsible for more fatal attacks on humans than all other species combined, as a result of predation on survivors of shipwrecks or downed aircraft. Such incidents are not included in common shark-attack indices for the 20th and 21st centuries, and as a result of this, the oceanic whitetip does not have the highest number of recorded incidents.  Nonetheless, incidents involving the oceanic whitetip total in the thousands worldwide, with one incident alone, the torpedoing of USS Indianapolis on 30 July 1945, alleged to have accounting for 600 to 800 sailors..In short,don’t be on board a ship that sinks in the open ocean far from rescue lol!!21/01/2011 at 6:48 am #17207
Says on there that stingrays are also one of the only other species to tolerate fresh water which explains why there’s so many at southshore at certain times of the year. I can imagine if we had bull sharks in nz they would enter places like the avon river and swim through town.23/01/2011 at 12:56 am #17233
there are huge freshwater stingrays in the mekong river in thiland
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news … sions.html04/03/2011 at 6:11 am #17878
mulletboy, he was talking bout the short tailed stingray being adaptable to fresh water04/03/2011 at 7:31 am #17880
i have seen and caught them up the waimak river, in very brackish water
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