I was watching nova a story about sharks, seems they are being drawn inshore more now by seals. Seals had been trapped and gone from our shores for decades, they are coming back to kocations seals liked before the humans killed them all. So now the sharks are seeing humans as big seals good for eating.
wow... nature is crazy and better left alone
fur sure , people seem to screw up everything, lucky seals are no longer hunted or trapped for coats. we probably deserve getting eaten by sharks.
I really think it's all the tagging and feeding the scientist do... I bet sharks are very confused... statistically more people are killed by dogs... but no one has this fear because we a more comfortable with dogs..as a matter of fact i'm sure you've been bitten before by a dog ...but why treat sharks as more vicious... it's blind ignorance
being in water where we can't run away faster than a shark makes it more frightening. I do look at pit bulls and stay away, too mean.
I've always swam in dark water where I couldn't see what's under the water … it's better not knowing because in the clear water you can see all the fish and sharks and all kinds of creatures and it's more scary... but just know, just because you can't see them doesn't mean the are not there , sharks are always there with the same regularity... the big migrations are what you see on the news with thousands of sharks and they are normal and rarely effect humans...…
…..we have two worlds on this planet , one above water and one under water, don't think this world is more important just because it's the one we live on, water animals have been around longer then land animals so they should be smarter. the ocean is the most plentiful resource on the earth, even sharks know that and prefer plentiful fish meat.....
….. Too many people are scared of the beautiful shore line and the relaxation that it offers. Shark deaths are blown out of proportion because they sensationalize interest while being safely uncommon. All while no one addresses the threat at the dog park because we feel less threatened being more comfortable with dogs over sharks. I also think dogs are more vindictive when attacking while sharks are merely testing or tasting.
There won't be fewer surfers.
I've seen countless stories of surfers, that were attacked and still went back surfing.
Some people learn before ever being bit, some people learn after being bit once and some people are eliminated and still haven't learned a lesson.
I saw an article about the surfer who was bit then went to a bar for a drink
I guess if it helped his pain...that's good.
There'd probably be the same or more people swimming at beaches. Sharks don't hang out that close to shore most of the time, and aren't interested in things that are close to shore.