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Old 07-16-2007, 00:39   #1
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Hollywood, FL - Are there shark nets?!!!

I'm watching Court TV and there is a show called beach patrol Miami. They were talking about rip tides, but then were talking about sharks and that they are not as common as rip tides but are there.

There are signs and areas that have tape around them that have sea turtle eggs. So if sea turtles have to get through does that mean sharks do as well?
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:55   #2
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Don't know what your talkin about, but I never seen a shark net in the water off the coast erected by the state. I would also suspect if a shark net was placed, a shark would easily tear it up plus the fact that a unman net would in directly kill other species of non-sharks also.


As far sea turles goes, they have little fenced in areas where the turtles lays it's eggs. It illegal to touch, harm or molest a turtle or it's eggs laying ground. You can find these fenced off areas on most of any beach from jacksonville down to miami and back around to pensacola.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:48   #3
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No shark nets, but no shark attacks either. Once in a hile a surfer gets bit, but that's a bite and release, due to a mistake by the shark. I can't rememebr anyone ever getting killed by a shark.

Sharks are like bears. When you walk in the woods, the bears are out there, but you rarely see them. Sharks are the same-they are out there but if you see one, consider yourself lucky.

One of the best dives I ever had was when we looked up and there was a school of bull sharks feeding overhead. Clear blue water, warm, no current, and a school of big sharks. Some big manta rays too. Great, great, dive.

Don't swim in murky water, if baitfish are around. Don't wear lot's of bling while swimming-you'll attract the attention of barracudas.

Stay away from the turtle nests.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:09   #4
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Just take your G26...it'll shoot underwater!
J/K!

Seriously...I grew up in SW FL, but spent lotsa time on the other coast. The only sharks I ever saw were either when diving, or on the end of a hook.

Enjoy the beach...leave the turtles alone!
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:33   #5
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My aunt told me stories about when she grew up in the Keys. Fishers would pay the kids $5 to swim out past the sandbar on a surfboard and drop their line with a whole chicken on it. She said that more then once, there would be a shark on shore by the time she got back.
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Old 07-16-2007, 15:15   #6
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I am a Hollywood native. My son has friends that fish for Shark every week. They kayak out and drop a line with large bait on it. Not chicken but a whole fish. There are alot of sharks out there and like the others have said, it is no big deal as long as you observe some of the rules mentioned above. There have never been any type of net used off shore like your describing. Trust me, I have seen that show your talking about and there are WAY MORE sharks and baracudas on Ocean drive than there are in the water.
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Old 07-16-2007, 16:43   #7
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I used to surf years ago I never saw any nets but I have had a few big sharks swim underneath me, they really don't bother you as long as you don't panic and splash alout.
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Old 07-16-2007, 19:33   #8
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I thought there were shark nets that stopped the sharks
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:47   #9
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Not any of the beaches that I surfed and I went way out sometimes
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{Trust me, I have seen that show your talking about and there are WAY MORE sharks and baracudas on Ocean drive than there are in the water.}

ditto and most people probably have no clue on the hint your giving out on that one


the funny thing about relocating back to flo-ri-duh 10years ago, every small hurricane, gator bite, heavy rain storm , or stupid kid getting nibble by a shark,etc.......etc...... It, Becomes a big newscast story or show or worst called and epedemic. You have to blame the media on the above.
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:39   #11
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wait what the hell is a barracuda!

now I have to check wiki
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wait what the hell is a barracuda!

now I have to check wiki
you should find there are two types
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It, Becomes a big newscast story or show or worst called and epedemic. You have to blame the media on the above.
Oh how right you are. The old cliche "If it bleeds it leads" was born in Miami.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:19   #14
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wait what the hell is a barracuda!

now I have to check wiki
You might as well add stingrays and scorpionfish. Oh, and Portuguese Man O'War.

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And sea lice, as well.
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I had a man of war wrapped around my hand one night when I was getting out of the water. That smarted!
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I had a man of war wrapped around my hand one night when I was getting out of the water. That smarted!
I have a nice scar on my waist from one of those. Definitely high on the 'Owie' scale!!!
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Old 07-18-2007, 18:58   #18
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shark nets

Don't believe everything you see on tv. No shark nets here. In Australia yes Fl No atleast none that I've seen lol. Happy swimming
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I have a nice scar on my waist from one of those. Definitely high on the 'Owie' scale!!!
Yea I got nailed a few times with those while surfing, they feel like someone is holding a lighter on your skin. They almost make jellyfish seem enjoyable.
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