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Topic: shark population in costa rica

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RE: shark population in costa rica

« on: December 31 2007 12:12:00 »

If you put up a sign with a pic of a shark on it before you paddle out you'll have the break to yourself, but you'll also have the sharks to yourself. I'd try it myself if I were in CR. Let me know how this works if anyone tries/survives my idea.



RE: shark population in costa rica

« Reply #1 on: January 05 2008 19:01:00 »

Well the stats are: 87 ppl are victim to shark attacks per year world wide and 4 die.  If you look up where they happen ... you are not going to see Costa Rica in the top ten or twenty.  The sharks that frequent the coast in Costa Rica ... referring to the Pacific are not known for attacking.  More important ... when surfing in Costa Rica ... watch near the rivermouths for crocs.  Another issue is what we commonly refer to as the rip tides there (which is actually a rip current) ... it will pull you out and most spots have them.


Asia Kym

RE: shark population in costa rica

« Reply #2 on: January 09 2008 02:01:00 »

I live in Jaco, Costa Rica. I have never seen any sharks here, and never heard of any attacks. I am not saying they don't exist here or that the possibility of getting attacked is out of the question, but I have never seen one and I go boogie boarding every afternoon at high tide.



RE: shark population in costa rica

« Reply #3 on: January 09 2008 17:01:00 »

Sharks aren't the problem in Costa rica.  Africanised bees are.  Yes !!! They hit the islands too.  My friend is a bee keeper there and most of his European Bees died as a result of that " Bee hive collapsing disorder"   And the 2 hives that flourished through it, the bees are no longer docile like the others. He had them taken in to have them tested. 75% of them came back positive as a strain of African.  Don'ty kill the bees at the beach, They leave a pharamone for the others to attack in the hundreds or thousands.  Can't surf if your dead.



RE: shark population in costa rica

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RE: shark population in costa rica

« Reply #5 on: February 06 2008 23:02:00 »

hi everybody, sory to change subject about sharks, i travel lots and this want to go to cr, can anybody suggest a cheap place to stay? im thinking about staying for 3 months+, how much cash will i need? any appartmenst? local cheap food? i know these questions are tiring but if you can answer me thank you, also, what are the chases for me to get any type of work? not for the money, but just to survive, and how will the waves be from late february until late may in tamarindo? or where should i go? thanx niko


matt p

RE: shark population in costa rica

« Reply #6 on: February 07 2008 09:02:00 »

don t worry about hoobastank....that goof is just tom ...

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Zach Nathanson

RE: shark population in costa rica

« Reply #7 on: March 05 2008 10:03:00 »

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RE: shark population in costa rica

« Reply #8 on: March 12 2008 14:03:00 »

Really??? Well I went diving in Costa Rica and the water was salty all the time since it's the ocean, and there were no sharks for at least 60 meters or so.



RE: shark population in costa rica

« Reply #9 on: April 03 2008 10:04:00 »

wow are there sharks really there i always wonder if i could swim with it

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