Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

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Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by Bamboo Grove » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:20 am

Thai Rath's facebook page has also the video of the hurt man being carried to the pickup. Underneath they say that the shark species is black eared shark. The name is only a translation from ฉลามหูดำ . I don't know the official name of the shark.
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Post by Dannie Boy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:58 am

Definitely sharks but the water looks a bit too clear for Hua Hin?

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Post by buksida » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:16 am

:agree: Are you sure that is Hua Hin in the video? I've never seen water that clear in this area.
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Post by Big Boy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:03 am

Yes, I've stood at the point the video was taken many times - I recognise it 100%. My first thoughts were the same when I saw the first video, which is why I dug deeper looking for a video with recognisable landmarks. The video was taken on the sea wall of Thum Kao Tao Temple. It is on my regular route when we have visitors. A quirky Chinese Temple with a neat climb to a Big Buddha/view point, and then down to Had Sai Noi beach.

[Edit] That little cove is always full of small fish, and a few larger ones, which I guess was the attraction to the sharks - plenty of food. It is natural outlet from Khao Tao reservoir, which has what I guess is a man made sand bar before the fishing village. I've never known the water to be cloudy at that point. Mind you, I've spent a long time watching the fish there - never seen anything larger than a few Kgs before.
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Post by hhinner » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:15 am

Bamboo Grove wrote:Thai Rath's facebook page has also the video of the hurt man being carried to the pickup. Underneath they say that the shark species is black eared shark. The name is only a translation from ฉลามหูดำ . I don't know the official name of the shark.
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Post by Big Boy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:25 am

I've seen Blacktip Reef Sharks at Waghor Aquarium. They are very streamlined and glide through the water like an arrow. I'm no expert, but I would not have thought the sharks in the video were the same. The sharks in the video were too sluggish through the water.
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Post by buksida » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:33 am

They were not blacktips in that video, I've only ever seen them diving on the Andaman side - and they are quite rare there these days due to over fishing.
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Post by SydneyGuy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:00 am

Definitely taken from the temple in Khao Tao, water is shallow and they look like juvenile nurse sharks. Definitely not black tip or white tip reef sharks. These guys would be more scared of us than we are of them. Only reason they would be in the area is there is a food chain ( and i dont mean the human kind)

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Post by Big Boy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:13 am

That little cove certainly has an abundance of food. I'd guess the poor victim just had his foot in the wrong place at the wrong time - probably an accident.
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Post by buksida » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:48 am

Swimming warning in Hua Hin beach as claims of shark attack remain uncertain
As authorities in Hua Hin remain uncertain if claims of shark attack at a foreigner swimming at Had Sai Noi beach were real or just injuries from sharp rocks, warning signs are now erected at the beach asking tourists not to swim in deep sea or 20 metres from the beach where shark attack was claimed.

But a fishery expert viewed it was very likely that it was a real attack by black tip reef shark.

“This kind of shark is so cute as kitties or puppies and is not fierce. But it doesn’t mean that if they are cute, they don’t bite. It is like kitties and puppies that also bite but they don’t mean to hurt,” said Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat, deputy dean of Kasersart University’s Faculty of Fisheries on his Facebook page yesterday.

He said it was possible that the shark might assume that the foreigner’s leg might be another fish, and it then tried to bite. But shark teeth are sharp and that the bites might cause bleeding, he said. He asked tourists not to panic as such incident was rare or 1 in 200 million times per year.

He reiterated that black tip reef shark is not a dangerous species and it never attack human. According to the fishery expert the last time of fatal shark attack in Thailand was in 1965 when a man known only as Chalem was killed in an attack by tiger shark in Chonburi beach. After that another tourist was injured when a shark bit him in the leg in Pha-ngan Island.

But despite of his assurance of black top reef shark, warning signs were erected at the Had Sai Noi beach by Hua Hin City officials asking tourists not to swim in deep sea or over 20 metres from the beach.

Hua Hin city mayor Nopporn Wuthikul said authorities from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Tourist Police Bureau, and Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department to keep watch on shore and in sea to ensure safety for tourists during this period until it becomes certain of the attack.

The foreigner lived with his Thai wife in Hua Hin. He was attacked on April 1st 5vand is still at Krungthep His Hin hospital.

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Post by Thistle » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:13 pm

Was walking around the lake this morning at about 10,30,a large convoy of various vehicles arrived,police,military,suv,pick-ups,all headed towards the temple.Curiosity got the better of me,went to investigate.
Mostly members of the dept of Marine and Coastal resources were evident,according to the insignia on there jackets along with a camera crew,tourist police and other personnel carrying clip-boards and umbrellas.
A considerable amount of chit-chat and pointing,they then decided upon going higher to the view point.
I drove down to the beach itself at Had Sai Noi,no farang in the water,although not many on sun-beds either,counted only 6 Thai in the water.
Have returned and read the report by Buksida,did not see any warning signs evident on the beach at this time.

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Post by Big Boy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:17 pm

We're about to go out now for a car cruise/lunch. I intend stopping off down there for a look. If there's anything worth photographing, I will.
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Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by Nereus » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:17 pm

“This kind of shark is so cute...............................
FFS, a shark that is CUTE! I hope that is just "lost in translation"!

After all this the "authorities" still are not sure if it was a shark bite, or caused by rocks! Not surprising that the "authorities" cannot do anything about the disgusting road toll. :cuss:
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Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by laphanphon » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:24 pm

No sharks in gulf .... seriously. Then they got some great fakes on ice display at some places. Plenty of sharks out there, now whether they come in close since lack of munchies for them, is up for debate, but apparently something came in for a snack.

Looks like a bite to me, from pic w/circles. Cover up is much more believable, than no bite. Along with a shark more likely than coral, to survive in these polluted waters.....555

Now what bit him is certainly up for debate. But I would lean toward small shark. Definitely not coral or rocks.
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Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

Post by buksida » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:51 pm

Amazing how many shark experts we have on this forum now.

I wonder how many have been surrounded by them when diving in the Gulf of Thailand since there are so many out there, and Hua Hin has now just turned into Amity Island. :roll:

Shark bite or not this entire story has been blown out of all proportion, you're more likely to be killed by a falling coconut than bitten by a shark.
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