Tracking Sharks has added a new info covering shark attack prevention.
The information covers several things that can help prevent negative shark encounters along with information on what to do should you come face to face with a shark.
Below is a short excerpt.
However, sharks do bite people and there are things you can do to avoid potential danger.
Shark attack prevention
- Do not go into the water if you see a shark.
- Know the area. Ask lifeguards or locals if sharks have been spotted in the area.
- Do not go in the water if you are bleeding. Blood attracts sharks. Menstrual blood that is contained within the body may not be an issue.
- Do not swim or use the ocean during low light. Some sharks may be more active at night, dawn, and dusk, plus their vision could be impaired by the low light.
- Avoid swimming near river mouths that meet with the oceans waters. Bull sharks are known to feed in these areas and the water may be murky.
- Avoid swimming in murky water. Sharks hunt using a variety of senses including sight. If they sense your presence, but can’t see you, they may come to investigate which could cause a negative interaction…..
Being attacked or bitten by a shark
While the majority of people bitten by sharks never saw the shark coming, there are some things you can do should you come face to face with a shark.
- Call for help.
- Prepare to fight. Sharks are not use to prey fighting back.
- Face the shark. Keep an eye on it as you slowly swim to shore.
- If you see a shark is acting aggressively and you believe a bite is imminent, you may choose to fold your non-dominate arm into a V shape with your wrist facing toward your bicep (to protect your arteries)….
A full list can be found in full at https://www.trackingsharks.com/shark-attack-prevention/