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How to behave when meeting with a shark?

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Sharks rarely attack, but when they do, it leads to serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Scientists do not believe that sharks attack humans to eat them. Rather, they bite our flesh because they are curious to know what kind of animals we are - like dogs like to sniff new friends, only shark curiosity is deadly. To avoid injury, it is best to stay away from sharks. But if you accidentally wandered into shark-infested waters, you should have an idea of ​​what to do on the spot.

What to do to avoid shark attacks?

Memo to the bather, or "not knowing the ford, do not pop into the water"

And now - a set of rules of conduct for all tourists who want to avoid a collision with a bloodthirsty monster during a beach holiday.

Everyone who cares about their own life and integrity should not only familiarize themselves with the list of recommendations, but also memorize it by heart.

Remember that in 9 out of 10 attacks, the injured party violated at least one of the following commandments.

  • Do not swim in muddy water: low visibility - excellent conditions for a hunting shark.
  • Give up evening and night bathing: at this time, predators are most active.
  • Do not stay in the water for too long so that the shark does not mistake you for one of the marine inhabitants that can serve as food - say, for a seal or a sea turtle.
  • Do not make too sharp movements while swimming, do not make a deafening noise - this may attract increased attention of the predator.
  • Try to swim in the company: according to statistics, the victims of sharks are most often solitary bathers.
  • Fresh scratches on the body and other unhealed wounds are a sign that entering the water is unsafe. Even if the shark lives at an impressive distance from the beach, the meager fractions of the blood that got into the water can cause its interest. On critical days, ladies are also strictly forbidden to enter the water.
  • When choosing a swimming area, avoid the places fishermen like: the aroma of fresh fish is almost guaranteed to bring together a small flock of interested sharks.
  • Do not relax, being in shallow water: many of the dangerous predators can attack almost off the coast.
  • When choosing bathing suits, give preference to calm dark tones, avoiding contrasting combinations, a light palette and bright colors. Do not forget to leave sparkling jewelry in your hotel room before going to the beach. Sharks react sharply to any light source in the water.
  • In no case do not feed sharks during water trips: remember that the predators whom you, as part of the entertainment program, treated a fresh fish today, tomorrow, waiting for the next portion of food, can swim to the beach.

Watch video - Modeling situations with shark attacks

In order to provoke a shark attack, a whole range of conditions is necessary:

  1. the attacking shark must be hungry - a well-fed one will never attack anyone,
  2. the temperature of the surrounding water should not be lower than 20 degrees, since at a temperature of 18-19 degrees sharks stop hunting. Such water is cold for them and repels any pity to carry out an attack on a person.
  3. A person must attract the attention of a shark or provoke its attack.

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