Jump to content
BANGKOK 23 July 2019 20:24

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Jonathan Fairfield

SHARK ALERT: Hua Hin fisherman says not a question of 'if' but 'what kind' attacked tourist

Recommended Posts

I see a couple of posts saying no, there have only been a small number of shark attacks in Thai waters. OK, fine, I feel you.

 

But before every shark attack, was the attack expected? The very fact that there have been recorded shark attacks should show that attacks are possible regardless of how rare they are.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

Doctors suggested that it was caused by a slip on barnacled rocks

Time for some retraining.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, nauseus said:

The wounds in the pic are very consistent with a shark bite.

 

yes if you are familiar with what they look like or review a bunch of them online

 

a doctor trained and working in florida would not recognize bites from a bear as would one trained and working in alaska.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We lived in Hawaii for many years prior to moving to Hua Hin and while shark attacks there are also relatively rare, they do happen. The authorities there and in Florida are extremely good at identifying the type of shark by the bite marks. Perhaps some good pictures of the wound sent off to these folks would be of some help. Also, troubling is that a fisherman identified a Bull shark in the area recently. These are nasty buggers that will attack in very shallow water and I’m talking knee deep!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What time of day did this happen? Correct me if I'm wrong but Bull Sharks feed at night unless they have ventured up into a fresh water river outlet, if it was a Bull Shark.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Soloosh66,
I’m sure that you can verify this by a little sleuthing but in my experience Bull’s are not at all exclusively nocturnal. Accounts of numerous attacks by Bulls along the Florida coasts (East & West) and the coasts of other Gulf states during daytime are well documented.


Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Lupatria said:

Any warning to tourists or more likely the usual all-clear signal from the spin doctors at the TAT, or are they still suffering from a severe Songkran hangover?

 

Warning?  There's thousands killed in Thailand every month on Thai roads.  One person got bit on the foot by a shark in the past 10 years or so. 

 

If they spend any money on warnings, I hope it's warnings about the dangers of riding a rented scooter on Thai roads.  That would be money well spent.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, cmiuc said:

People forget.. that where there are dolphins there are sharks.  they co-exist for same reasons..   and this region all they way down to Songkla the pink and white dolphins are known in this area  so why not sharks.  Just hope there is not a mad rush to kill every shark in the sea just because of this incident.  

Hmm,...Haven't seen dolphins for many years between Hua Hin & Songkla !?!?. I used to see a family of dolphins at Don Sak every time when I was waiting for the ferry to Samui some 20 Years ago...never anymore sins then...!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, atyclb said:

 

yes if you are familiar with what they look like or review a bunch of them online

 

a doctor trained and working in florida would not recognize bites from a bear as would one trained and working in alaska.

Yes, I am familiar with what they look like. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, off road pat said:

Hmm,...Haven't seen dolphins for many years between Hua Hin & Songkla !?!?. I used to see a family of dolphins at Don Sak every time when I was waiting for the ferry to Samui some 20 Years ago...never anymore sins then...!

You'll be happy to hear that I saw a family (pod?) of 4 dolphins coming up for air and swimming 50m off the Donsak ferry terminal on 31st March ! :smile:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But of perspective........Shark bite, not attack. Apparently there have been about 4 in the last 100 years.

bullsharks like murky water.

Have you seen the mess coral can make of a foot?

Of the 400 species of sharks in the world only 14 are recorded in the waters around Thailand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I quess shark will be on menu's soon. 

  I have been told shark tastes similar to scallops. There was an urban myth  at one time that fishmongers in California used to fillet sharks then use a piece of copper tubing to cut nice round scallop shaped pieces from the shark and sell this as scallops. Not sure if it is true or not. But if the Thais think of this be ready for scallops on the menu too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dont them sharks realize this is Thailand and if they hang around too long they will be in the frying pan lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Airbagwill said:

But of perspective........Shark bite, not attack. Apparently there have been about 4 in the last 100 years.

bullsharks like murky water

Semantics huh  Bite or attack.

  I knew an abalone fisherman whose brother had a shark swallow him up to his waist in one bite then spit him out. They think it was the wet suit was the reason he got spit out. Would you call that a bite or an attack?

 This happened in California waters not here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...