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Telepathy as effective as shark nets

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In response to George Greenough’s question ‘what is being done to protect the dolphins from great white sharks?’ (Letters, January 11), I would say, nothing, as dolphins are doing a pretty good job of protecting themselves and evolving with other marine life for millions of years.

Maybe a great white shark will pick off a sick one occasionally as one of sharks’ ‘jobs’ is to eat sick fish and keep the oceans healthy and evolving as they have for the last 400 million years. Now that sharks are being killed at over 100 million a year we are seeing marine ecosystems getting out of balance and even collapsing as the top predator is exterminated by man.

‘Great white cash cow’? Really, George, the only cash to be made from great white sharks is for tourist operators to show a dead one in a shark net to pretend that their beaches are safe, so tourists can spend money.

I am concerned that people like George and Neil Cameron, the president of Byron Bay Board Riders, that have such a history and relationship with the ocean, would suggest we need to kill the great white shark or other sharks to feel safe to surf or go in the water. This anthropocentric view of nature, that it has to be controlled or destroyed, has contributed to the current environmental disaster we are in.

And what sort of example are they sending to the new generation of surfers and ocean lovers, just kill anything that is a possible threat rather than developing a relationship with nature and working with it? The shark netting program is a perfect example – 364 marine creatures died in NSW last year in these nets to satisfy humanity’s fear of nature. The dead included dolphins, turtles, and endangered sharks.

The crazy thing about all these deaths is that there is no evidence that these shark nets, that are usually only 100 metres long, actually make people safer. Many of the targeted sharks were caught on the beach side of the nets as they were leaving. Besides, there are many non-lethal alternatives that are much more effective. Some people are being hoodwinked.

Last week while surfing in the Brunswick River mouth I utilised a technique taught to me by world-renowned animal communicator Anna Breytenbach. I sent a telepathic message to any sharks that may be in the area that I am their friend, I am not food or competition.

I calmed my energy, breath and heart rate and I transmuted any lingering fear I may have around sharks. I said in my mind to any possible nearby shark, could you please keep a small distance away, and we can both be here in relative harmony with each other. Google ‘Anna Breytenbach sharks’ for the full video I did with her in Byron.

I know there are many who would doubt that sharks and humans are able to communicate, yet I would suggest there is no harm in utilising these techniques next time you’re in the ocean. It is certainly no more fanciful than thinking shark nets will protect you.

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  1. I have heard great things about Anna the animal communicator. She seems to know what she is talking about and has the evidence to back it all up. It seems there can be a telepathic connection to all life on Earth if we just quieten our minds.

  2. Nice! Especially the caption & 1st paragraph. Perfect comments!
    Something for all humans to learn is respect for all species. To understand we live here together. Resolving to a more harmonious compassionate partnership with nature & recognising the privelage of just being here on this divine planet as a gift with all beings having the same value & rights to a peaceful loving home.
    We can all learn to do things differently.
    It is our responsibility to grow as individuals, as communities, as governments & populations on this planet.
    We can learn to do it better by watching, listening, learning by these examples mentioned, choosing to recognise it’s a human problem. Created by humans. Resolving it by dealing with our own story, with education, by increasing our own connection. The natural connection in these highly intuitive, intelligent, loving beings, yes…sharks too, co-habiting!
    Unfortunately, some humans are unlikely to meet the same level of connection, engraced by most animals especially the sea mammals… All are equally divine!
    Their space…. their home!

    Thanks Dean! Well spoken

  3. Sharks are the scavengers of the ocean and they feel vibration in the water kilometres away as the sick and dying fish kick and move abnormally. Humans is the ocean are not the norm of ocean life from the viewpoint of sea creatures.

  4. Some pretty loopy numbers being thrown around about sharks.

    If you actually checked the Australian data for sharks your would note that almost every shark species we have that is fished or under some kind of convention (hence we have relative abundance estimates) is being harvested deliberately or accidentally in a manner permitting recovery of all stocks. There may be the issue with two small species.

    In 2002 the White Shark Recovery Team, yes its all published, noted that the majority of take in decreasing order was accidental by commercial fisheries, deliberate by recreational fisheries and a way way smaller number was in shark safety programmes. The shark safety programmes offered the best index of abundance through standardised gear.

    We predicted a low in white shark abundance by 2004 and the indices we have are showing white sharks are increasing in abundance. That would not surprise many people in shark attack areas but you wont get that section of the science community financially dependent on the white shark funding rounds to freely give that up despite it being available. One Government Department posted the data that demonstrated increases in white shark abundance that showed abundance going up but removed it when the trend became obvious. Its still available by other means.

    A jouno at the Sydney Morning Herald noted a short time ago that white sharks were the new dolphins. As white shark funding may have some taps being turned lower be ready for hammerhead sharks being the new white sharks.

    You clearly have no idea about sharks nets. You are obviously reading what you are told and what actually happens. Your net lengths are wrong and never ever were they meant as a barrier as thats just a made up bit of rubbish by some to suck in people. Shark nets are are a micro scale localised fishery in a specific area with multi generational records indicating reduced probability of attack just the sort of statistic insurance companies work with.

    However its the telepathy bit that’s really interesting. The Laws of Physics define propagation and refraction between media for sound, light and radio waves (with variables being frequency, density of media, angle of attack) and usually dealt with adequately in High School physics. I am not aware of a Law of Telepathy at this point but those data would be interesting to read – then adding at least a generation to make the ‘Law of’ status while noting Evolution is still a Theory and not a Law..


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