Troncones shark incident

by Casa Juan @, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 08:05 (239 days ago)

is reported in the March 25th issue of Mexico Daily News suggesting it was due to the cool ocean currents we are experiencing.

Troncones shark incident

by midalake @, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 10:01 (239 days ago) @ Casa Juan

is reported in the March 25th issue of Mexico Daily News suggesting it was due to the cool ocean currents we are experiencing.

YES, this can happen here every year at this time of year. Cold water holds the nasty sharks. Swim at your own risk until water temperature reversal.

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Troncones alleged shark incident

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 11:47 (239 days ago) @ midalake

is reported in the March 25th issue of Mexico Daily News suggesting it was due to the cool ocean currents we are experiencing.


YES, this can happen here every year at this time of year. Cold water holds the nasty sharks. Swim at your own risk until water temperature reversal.

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That's not a fair statement, David. Thousands of people swim at our beaches daily without incident. The greatest threat to swimmers is usually themselves for not paying attention to the waves or for drinking and going in the water. A tourist recently drowned swimming at Playa Linda. In the past 30 years I believe there have been less than 5 shark attacks along our coast. The bull sharks appear attracted to the mouths of rivers and lagoons where they find an abundance of prey and more than a little garbage discarded by humans. Never heard of them being in Zihuatanejo Bay. Our fishermen usually notice such things. I'm surprised that in all the articles on this alleged shark attack that no one has thought to ask any experts. Divers and fishermen and local marine biologists. Even though I believe tooth marks may be visible in the photo of the wound, it has not been confirmed as a shark attack by any expert that I'm aware of.

Troncones alleged shark incident

by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:13 (239 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob, that is incorrect regarding being an alleged shark attack as yes, the photos were shown to shark experts who all said it was likely a young bull shark bite. And let's not discredit first hand account as the victim saw a shark biting him. There were 3 shark attacks in the area in 2008 and one this year and as correctly pointed out, back then and now we have the same situation with cold currents that do tend to bring sharks and people should be careful. Having said that, it is 4 attacks in over 10 years so for the amount of people swimming in the area, it is a low incidence. In 2008, they had a total of 9 attacks on the coast going all the way up to PV. I will hope this one attack is the only bad news we hear this year.

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Troncones allegedly confirmed shark incident

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:37 (239 days ago) @ cd69

Rob, that is incorrect regarding being an alleged shark attack as yes, the photos were shown to shark experts who all said it was likely a young bull shark bite. And let's not discredit first hand account as the victim saw a shark biting him. There were 3 shark attacks in the area in 2008 and one this year and as correctly pointed out, back then and now we have the same situation with cold currents that do tend to bring sharks and people should be careful. Having said that, it is 4 attacks in over 10 years so for the amount of people swimming in the area, it is a low incidence. In 2008, they had a total of 9 attacks on the coast going all the way up to PV. I will hope this one attack is the only bad news we hear this year.

News reports are all over the place on this and I haven't even tried to keep up with them all. After days of skepticism by locals now I read that experts concurred it was a small shark, though the experts are not named anywhere I can find. Okay. Now not an alleged bite but allegedly confirmed. Gracias.

What I was actually more interested in was finding the source of any alleged cover-up. Those would be the names I also can't find though several people claim via social media that folks in Troncones tried to cover it up. I have a hard time believing that. Even the victim now says that as far as he knows no one tried to cover it up. Earlier reports said the opposite.

Troncones allegedly confirmed shark incident

by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:54 (239 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Let's just say that on any site covering the area and mostly about and for tourism, nobody has been quick at posting the truth about this event. Maybe not a coverup Rob but very much the denial I saw in 2008 being repeated this year again. I guess the difference in 10 years is social media is more influential than in the past and the truth tends to come out faster and people just can't keep denying when faced with the truth. I get this is not great news for tourism just before Semana Santa but it is something that people should be made aware and be careful about, particularly as this latest attack was so close to shore and not with someone surfing. Imagine if this would have been a kid...

Troncones allegedly confirmed shark incident

by Biodude, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 18:06 (239 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

There are other sharks in the area. I have seen Blacktip Sharks (which the Mexicans call Voladores) in very shallow water by Trocones some years ago. They are requiem sharks and need to be respected. But there are few cases of attacks worldwide. In local beaches, I worry way more about jet skis than sharks, poisonous sea snakes or killer whales.

Troncones allegedly confirmed shark incident

by Quadra Paul @, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 10:31 (238 days ago) @ Biodude

You can scratch killer whales off your list of scary! They are not a threat!

Troncones alleged shark incident

by midalake @, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 15:40 (239 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

is reported in the March 25th issue of Mexico Daily News suggesting it was due to the cool ocean currents we are experiencing.


YES, this can happen here every year at this time of year. Cold water holds the nasty sharks. Swim at your own risk until water temperature reversal.

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That's not a fair statement, David. Thousands of people swim at our beaches daily without incident. The greatest threat to swimmers is usually themselves for not paying attention to the waves or for drinking and going in the water. A tourist recently drowned swimming at Playa Linda. In the past 30 years I believe there have been less than 5 shark attacks along our coast. The bull sharks appear attracted to the mouths of rivers and lagoons where they find an abundance of prey and more than a little garbage discarded by humans. Never heard of them being in Zihuatanejo Bay. Our fishermen usually notice such things. I'm surprised that in all the articles on this alleged shark attack that no one has thought to ask any experts. Divers and fishermen and local marine biologists. Even though I believe tooth marks may be visible in the photo of the wound, it has not been confirmed as a shark attack by any expert that I'm aware of.

Blow-away all you want.

Cold water holds nasty sharks.

I do not know of one shark attack here out of March and April. I challenge anyone to post attacks outside of these two months.


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Ridiculous Conversation

by RC, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 17:52 (239 days ago) @ midalake

How inane. This is the ocean folks. Sharks live in the ocean. There are sharks in these waters. You are more likely to get injured from a coconut falling from a palm tree. All of you have seen JAWS one too many a time!

Ridiculous Conversation

by Commander Barrett, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 07:59 (238 days ago) @ RC

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Troncones shark incident

by Ernie Gorrie ⌂ @, Sunday, March 31, 2019, 15:46 (234 days ago) @ Casa Juan

The reason it is news is because it is unusual.

If it happened with any frequency it wouldn’t be news.

It’s like that with shootings in the States. If it happens in Chicago it isn’t in the news; if it happens in a small town it is on the news.

Now... a shark attack in Chicago, that would be on the news! :)

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