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Feeding fish at club o beach #200033
07/15/2019 03:26 PM
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Good to see club orient beach is thriving but sad to see up close devastation of club orient....first time back since 2016....we been feeding the fish but noticed hardly any angel fish ....mostly thin aqua colored fish not sure what they are called...beautiful fish

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Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200055
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Please don't feed the fish.

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200060
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Bread or other food can be harmful to reef fish.

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200062
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Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200070
07/15/2019 10:27 PM
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Fish are indeed wildlife, and shouldn’t be fed any more than crocodiles.

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200109
07/16/2019 11:05 AM
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People have been attracting fish with bread forever, in the water off Orient Beach. Suddenly it is bad to do that. Come on people, live life and quit being so politically correct!

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #200113
07/16/2019 11:37 AM
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No, it has always been bad and this isn't about being "politically correct". It isn't good for the fish and it makes them aggressive and harassing. I understand the appeal, but do everyone a favor and leave the poor fish alone.

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #200116
07/16/2019 12:10 PM
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Since reef fish are part of the marine ecosystem that protect the corals it isn't being "politialy correct" its more like being responsible.

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200122
07/16/2019 12:49 PM
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Thank you Jenni & Scubaman. I'm not sure what political correctness has to do with protecting our environment.


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Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: jenniboston] #200126
07/16/2019 12:58 PM
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The tourists did not start this feeding frenzy it was started by a local who brings a bag of bread daily to Club O Beach and feeds the fish. He sometimes has hundreds of fish following him and in front of tourists would pick up one of the fish and kiss it.


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Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sxmmartini] #200131
07/16/2019 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by sxmmartini
The tourists did not start this feeding frenzy it was started by a local who brings a bag of bread daily to Club O Beach and feeds the fish. He sometimes has hundreds of fish following him and in front of tourists would pick up one of the fish and kiss it.

Still doesn’t make it right

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sxmmartini] #200136
07/16/2019 04:42 PM
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That guy does not feed the fish to satisfy the fish; it is merely for his own satisfaction! He needs to stop and do something else for his own self gratification!




Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: SXMScubaman] #200142
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Im sure bread isnt the best nutrient for fish, but since we are concerned dive boats and scuba diving is more harmful to reefs than a loaf of bread.

https://www.divein.com/articles/a-scuba-divers-impact-on-a-coral-reef/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4887546/

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: islandgem] #200145
07/16/2019 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by islandgem
That guy does not feed the fish to satisfy the fish; it is merely for his own satisfaction! He needs to stop and do something else for his own self gratification!


I thought it was only me thinking that? LOL


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Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200156
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Not only bad for the fish but when they are fed near beach the fish stay around & they nip.

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: jenniboston] #200165
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Absolutely

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200173
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And...it certainly hurts when they bite the wrong body part. Few years ago I got too close to someone feeding bread and one of the fish drew blood. Scared the crap out of me as well as being very painful. I get out of the water when I see someone with bread.

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200174
07/16/2019 09:59 PM
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If you just have to feed the fish pack and bring commercial salt water fish food with you.

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200178
07/16/2019 11:18 PM
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I'm still so shocked by the "politically correct" comment.

It truly means, that they are extremely careful not to offend or upset any group of people in society who have a disadvantage, or who have been treated differently because of their sex, race, or disability. The abbreviation PC is also used.

This in regards to FACTS of marine biology.


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Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: biglar] #200251
07/17/2019 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by biglar
And...it certainly hurts when they bite the wrong body part. Few years ago I got too close to someone feeding bread and one of the fish drew blood. Scared the crap out of me as well as being very painful. I get out of the water when I see someone with bread.


And this is why I’m relieved to be a girl!

That said, my boyfriend agreed to go nude this time, and I would be somewhat amused if....😁

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200259
07/17/2019 09:58 PM
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Not so sure of that. Girls have something to nip at too. Please excuse the expression.

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: SXMScubaman] #200260
07/17/2019 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Not so sure of that. Girls have something to nip at too. Please excuse the expression.


Lol. I’ll most certainly be going Donald Duck style again so I think I’ll be safe.

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: Allison731] #200262
07/17/2019 10:24 PM
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What is Donald duck style.

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200269
07/17/2019 11:20 PM
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DD style = shirt, no pants

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: ] #200271
07/17/2019 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by nouth
DD style = shirt, no pants


You got it. Mainly because a shirt protects me from the sun, it catches sweat, and I can take a selfie as long as it’s from the waist up. Those naughty fish just became reason #4!

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: Allison731] #200276
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Ok. Got it. Everyday is an education opportunity.

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I always thought that was the 'full Winnie the Pooh' style:-)

Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200294
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We’ll call it cartoon animal style and settle it. 😁

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Re: Feeding fish at club o beach [Re: sepacpl] #200402
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Again, please do not feed the fish. Small fish attract larger fish.

"There's always a larger fish." --- Qui-Gon Jinn


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