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Nocturnal shark attacks?
« on: September 09, 2017, 02:04:41 PM »
I often body-surf for awhile after a standup session, just to work some of the kinks out of my body from standing & paddling asymmetrically.  If itís been an evening session, this means that Iím often body-surfing well after dark.

Iíve heard people say that shark attacks are more likely after dark, but itís hard to find any definitive data on this subject.  Given the number of seal (and surfboard!) attacks that have occurred in broad daylight this summer, itís clear that great whites are not exclusively diurnal predators.  But are attacks more likely after dark?

Iím generally in NH or northern MA (not Cape Cod), but if folks from elsewhere have any knowledge on this topic, it might still be relevant to this area.


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Re: Nocturnal shark attacks?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 03:50:27 PM »
From what I was told, sharks eat at all opportunities so dawn dusk day night, if they can attack and eat, they will.
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