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Man fishing in kayak off Maui dies after shark bites his foot
FoxNews/AP ^ | 12/3/2013

Posted on 12/03/2013 5:45:22 AM PST by RoosterRedux

Edited on 12/03/2013 6:10:38 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A kayak fisherman died Monday off Maui after a shark bit his dangling foot, officials said.

Maui County Ocean Safety officials received a report that a shark attacked a man fishing in a kayak between Maui and Molokini, a small island less than 3 miles off the southwest coast of Maui that's popular for diving and snorkeling.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: maui; shark; sharks

1 posted on 12/03/2013 5:45:22 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
""We are not sure why these bites are occurring more frequently than normal"

I'm sure some 'scientist' will soon find some link to global warming.

2 posted on 12/03/2013 5:47:33 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: RoosterRedux
**We are not sure why these bites are occurring more frequently than normal**

Two theories come to mind:

1. Global warming
2. Bush

3 posted on 12/03/2013 5:51:17 AM PST by Gamecock (If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution. Period. (M.S.))
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To: Joe Brower
I'm sure some 'scientist' will soon find some link to global warming.
But only after another 30 years of taking grants and donations.
4 posted on 12/03/2013 5:51:57 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Gamecock

You left off “Republican obstructionism.”


5 posted on 12/03/2013 5:52:57 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: RoosterRedux

That man had those nice shiny artificial lures in the water and yet he was “dangling foot!”


6 posted on 12/03/2013 5:55:08 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Someone has to say it: He should have had a bigger boat.


7 posted on 12/03/2013 5:56:36 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: RoosterRedux

Wow. We were swimming around Maui spring of 2012. No sign of or mention of sharks then. Now they’re shutting down beaches. We took a boat trip out to a diving site and spent the better part of the day. It was wonderful. We did decide however that given the length of the air plane ride, these old folks didn’t need to go again.


8 posted on 12/03/2013 5:57:51 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Gamecock

You forgot to add the sharks remember the 200 million slaves that were thrown overboard and are looking for an easy meal.

So white racism is another possibility.


9 posted on 12/03/2013 5:59:34 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: RoosterRedux

“That’s why we are conducting a two-year study of shark behavior around Maui that may give us better insights.”

...then what? Another 2 year study of human behavior around Maui sharks? A 2 year study of humans acting like sharks? End result? When sharks are around, stay out of the water.


10 posted on 12/03/2013 6:04:09 AM PST by albie
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To: onyx; Mercat
The Big Island had lots of shark sightings and even some closed beaches this past month (thankfully not by me).

Global warming for sure.........

11 posted on 12/03/2013 6:04:13 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: All

**We are not sure why these bites are occurring more frequently than normal**

Pretty easy...Hungry, curious shark in the same water as humans at very close proximity...


12 posted on 12/03/2013 6:09:26 AM PST by Boonie
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To: RoosterRedux

Bit his foot, that is what happens when you dangle bait. They call it fishing.


13 posted on 12/03/2013 6:14:13 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: RoosterRedux

Survival of the fittest?


14 posted on 12/03/2013 6:15:03 AM PST by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: RoosterRedux

I have seen sharks many times while diving in that area. Once while heading back to the boat, a small (4ft) grey grabbed my dive buddy’s fin right off of his foot.


15 posted on 12/03/2013 6:25:20 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Joe Brower

but never ever fukushima radiation pollution

no never


16 posted on 12/03/2013 6:36:13 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Molokini Crater is a huge diving/snorkel destination right off Makena, Maui. There are always tiger sharks out in that channel between shore.

We were there a few years back and a whale washed up on the beach in Kihei. The tiger sharks were coming right up to the shore and ripping it to pieces. It was awesome to watch for one day. The next day they towed it out into ocean and dumped it.


17 posted on 12/03/2013 6:39:01 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: Lakeshark

Sharks get hungry, too, Sharky!


18 posted on 12/03/2013 6:54:06 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
Luckily they have a mutually signed agreement with their fresh water cousins.

Peace in my time..........not to be read "pieces" by the shark lawyers........

19 posted on 12/03/2013 7:02:23 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Lakeshark

LOL. Point taken.


20 posted on 12/03/2013 7:05:31 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
I AM thinking of swimming with a knife in an ankle strap.

Trust, but verify.......

21 posted on 12/03/2013 7:13:29 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: RoosterRedux

I recall many years ago and a recently engaged couple were sailing in a small boat in Miami bay. The girl was dangling her left hand in the water and a barracuda bit off her ring finger - the bright diamond.


22 posted on 12/03/2013 7:13:41 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Lakeshark
dangnabbitt, you forgot the other prey along the coast.
(mammal, fur seal)

23 posted on 12/03/2013 7:46:23 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: Mercat

Native Hawaiians use the term “Shark Bait” for Whites.


24 posted on 12/03/2013 7:47:57 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: elpadre

Taking all jewelry off your hands is one of the first things they teach you in scuba driving class for just that reason.


25 posted on 12/03/2013 9:43:08 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: silverleaf
When the sharks show up with laser beams attached to their heads, you'll know it's the end times.
26 posted on 12/03/2013 10:20:49 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Joe Brower

Damn, here I was thinking the sharks were just hungry..............


27 posted on 12/03/2013 11:19:29 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: RoosterRedux

Yikes. RIP.


28 posted on 12/03/2013 2:23:35 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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