Shark Attacks

We are trying to bring a common sense look at Shark Attacks for those ordinary people that use or plan to use the oceans for recreational activities or harvesting resources.

Something you need remember when entering the water where sharks with the ability to injure you might be present.


Here’s Why!

Sharks Hearing

Sharks can hear low-frequency sounds, like those emitted by dying fish, you splashing in the water, your surfboard gliding across the surface of the water. Virtually anything you do while in the water sharks hear it from a kilometer or just over a half mile away.

Sharks Smell

Sharks can smell tiny bits of blood, urine, suntan lotion, cologne from a kilometer or just over a half mile away.

Sharks may or may not know what the are smelling, but unusual smells may attract a shark to stalk the smell.

Depending on currents and your length of time in the water your smell could travel for miles.

Sharks Electroreception

The ability to receive electrical impulses. This sense alerts shark to the electrical waves that all living creatures give off. Sharks are aware of every living thing in their path.

Sharks Lateral Lines

When water pours over the tubes and hits these lateral lines, the shark’s brain senses vibrations and is alerted to nearby activity – such as prey, predators, humans swimming or anything creating motion in the water. This allows a shark to sense the vortices created by anything in the water.

Sharks Vision

Sharks have almost a 360-degree field of vision. They can see around 100 feet They also have a layer of the retina that allows light to reflect and eye to shine. With this feature, sharks have a unique night vision.

Hunting Instincts

Sharks have hunting instincts passed on for hundreds of millions of years. Sharks are opportunist feeders that want to find the easiest meal available. Although many of them may never have hunted a human before. They know where to bite us so we have as little defense as possible and they don’t get injured.

When you enter the water every shark within a kilometer of you is monitoring your actions.

It’s kind of scary to know that every shark or sharks within one kilometer or just over a half mile are listening to you, smelling you, watching you, picking up on every move you make the entire time you are in their home.

It’s hard to find accurate information about shark attacks.

You must use COMMON SENSE.

Below are just a few of the things you will come across as you look for accurate shark attack information.

Sharks in the Media

The media sometimes blow things out of proportion with things like surfer savagely attacked by bloodthirsty man-eating monsters.

Depending on the news source some will inform you of a shark bite with nonlife threating injuries and be reporting on an attack like the picture of a man whose leg was taken by a shark.

Researchers and Tourisum

Shark researchers, tourism officals and any industry that survives by you going in the water downplay attacks to get you in the water.

These people when asked about shark attacks will show you how smart they are by telling you that “you have a better chance of” some rediculas threats you face on land – toasters, vending machines, coconuts, the list goes on and on.

They seem to forget you are going in the water where sharks with the ability to injure or kill you will most likely be monitoring every action you make.

The Diving Industry

The dive industry shows sharks as harmless fish that needs a big hug, some of them even love sharks.

Here’s an example of divers that love sharks as you will see them hugging and kissing Nurse sharks. One person even tries to kiss one on the mouth he really loves sharks.

The Surfing Industry

Kelly Slater: “If you’re afraid of sharks, stay out of the water, you have nothing to do with it.” “In my opinion, a surfer who is afraid of sharks is a coward and should not surf, I swam with big white sharks, tiger sharks and bulldogs, and I never felt threatened.

Parents, the surfing industry doesn’t want you to buy your children surfboards or support any surfing activities if you are afraid of your children being monitored by sharks.

Shark Conservation

There are many types of shark conservation some are good and don’t add dangers to ocean-goers. While others create such dangerous waters no-one dares enter them.

Reunion Island the water is closed to humans they are not allowed to swim or surf in any ocean water. Could you see having hundreds of hungry sharks monitoring your actions?

Shark sanctuaries and marine preserves after 4 to 7 years stay away from these countries and islands that have shark sanctuaries and marine preserves.

Shark Attacks Network

Please don’t take what we have on our sites is the only way to look at shark attacks and related incidents.

We only want to open your mind to additional information that might assist you to avoid a shark attack or related incident.

We encourage you to research all you can learn about sharks, the area and the ocean activity you will be participating in. Use common sense also.

Shark Science has researched sharks enough to know sharks monitor every action we make in the water from a kilometer away.

Your actions or the actions of others around you could knowingly or unknowingly provoke a shark to change from monitoring you to stalking or hunting you. The worse thing is a shark that commits to attacking you no matter what the reason is. You have to suffer the injuries, pay the medical bills, most of the time live your life in pain and the worst thing is the mental feeling you get when another animal tries to consume you.

It is common sense the best way to avoid an attack is to know how many and what species of sharks will come within a kilometer of you. The higher the shark count of shark species that can injure you. The higher the chances you have of being injured.