Which Shark???

‘Kill shark’ says Australia scuba diving industry association director

Look, ma! I got teeth!

Now this guy wants the authorities to hunt down this shark and kill it. Western Australian waters are teeming with sharks. Great whites, Bronze Whalers, Spinners…all of which are known to have attacked divers. Any shark that is 1.8m in length or longer have the potential to attack human beings. So? Your neighbour’s dog has killed more human beings in a year than all the sharks put together.

Okay, the culprit may be a Great White (Carcharodon carcharias), because it is the only known predator shark large enough to take on a diver. But which one? There may be tens of Great Whites off the coast of Western Australia. Are they asking the authorities to kill every single Great White until the right one is found? Grow up, guys! The number one rule of swimming or diving is, never enter water where attacks are known to have taken place. Especially if there are large predatory sharks around. Just because you are a diver, and you want to feel safe in the domain of the marine life, you kill marine life. You might as well nuke the ocean and go diving!

For the call to be made by the divers’ association head….is so totally un-on.

I just hope the Malaysian Scuba Diving Association isn’t like that. Oh, coming to MSDA, the office in Sri Hartamas is never open. Hmm…maybe I should write another thread on that.

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