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Kitemare Report - Taiba, Brazil

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daherkite
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Re: Kitemare Report - Taiba, Brazil

Postby daherkite » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:59 am

Correct, its back is light green. Sighting from above its looks like a green snake.
The follow link has a photo with this detail:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houndfish

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Re: Kitemare Report - Taiba, Brazil

Postby Toby » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:20 pm

I would rather worry about a horse on a street than that fish.

But, few times per year the Portuguese Man-of-war appears on the NE coast…they can be a real problem.
End of October and December from my experience.

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Re: Kitemare Report - Taiba, Brazil

Postby jdb999 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:34 pm

i've decided to accept the board color hypothesis:

1- my board is not black, and i'd prefer to think i'm not at risk.

2- a black board would be more easily confused with a dolphin or shark, and jumping out of the water seems like a great escape mechanism.

anyway, looks like a nice windy day here in taiba, and there is no chance i'm going to spend the day in the lagoon, so not a lot of choice for me.
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