Could You Survive A Shark Attack?



Shark attacks are not that common but when it happens it is like the worst of your nightmares coming true. While if you look at the stats you will find that shark attacks are very uncommon and there are only around 80 such attacks per year. Most of them are non-fatal. However, if you look at the trend of past 20 years you will realize that shark attacks have increased. The number one reason for it is that more humans and sharks are the same place at the same time. Though it might seem very obvious, you will only be able to find the true answer once you look deeper into it. The fact is that seals are being protected in the US and Australia, this had led to an increase in the number of seals around the beaches. They are a great prey for sharks and often humans come in their way. Most of the time however they ignore humans even if we are such easy prey for them.

While there is also an another perspective to the story. It is claimed by many experts in the field that many of the shark attacks go unreported. It happens due to the simple reason that if there is a shark attack in the US or Australia, there are very little chances that it will go uncovered by all of the media houses while on the other hand if it happens on an unnamed island then it is very less likely to get reported. This is the reason why we don’t see such reports coming from remote islands.

If you look at the cases of shark bites you would realize that there are multiple species but the key culprits are The Great White, tiger, and bull sharks. They have huge differences when it comes to how they prey.

Shark attacks are not something you will want to get into. You could take several precautions for it and save yourself from being sorry. You could also take training as what to do when we fall prey to such deadly monsters.

“Look, Chief, you can’t go off half-cocked looking for vengeance against a fish. That shark isn’t evil. It’s not a murderer. It’s just obeying its own instincts. Trying to get retribution against a fish is crazy.”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

“There’s nothing in the sea this fish would fear. Other fish run from bigger things. That’s their instinct. But this fish doesn’t run from anything. He doesn’t fear.”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

“Beyond their immaculate design, the reason sharks rule the ocean is their complete indifference to everything except feeding, procreation, and defending their territory. The shark does not love. It feels no empathy. It trusts nothing. It lives in perfect harmony with its environment because it has no aspirations or desires. And no pity. A shark feels no sorrow, no remorse, hopes for nothing, dreams of nothing, has no illusions about itself or anything beyond itself.”
― Rick Yancey, The Last Star

“You can change direction if you feel like you have missed your way… Decide to do that now! Go back a little more and begin from where you missed it out! If only you are ready to rise again, you can make a right decision in that tight belly of the shark. Jonah did that earlier!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“The shark had never begged Jonah in order to get him swallowed; Jonah’s own actions took him into the shark’s belly! Failure may not chase after you, but when you miss your way, you will rather go chasing failure!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“They dived into the ocean of shadow and smog, adding to it with the fumes of their own aircraft. The goggles were useless now, but Jacob kept them on, in case there might be some break in the murky pool. It was fitting that the Worldwaker had passed through there, with the shark emblem painted on brightly. In those deep waters it could not be seen. It almost felt like it had lured them in. The dolphins do not hunt the sharks.”
― Dean F. Wilson, Worldwaker

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    When it comes to hand-to-hand combat, are you well-trained?

    • I took karate for a week as a kid….
    • I’ve watched many Bruce Lee movies.
    • I’m pretty much a Black Belt.
  • Question of

    Sharks detect the smell of blood in the water through sensors in their….

    • Snout
    • Eyes
    • Teeth
  • Question of

    If you had to describe your everyday diet in one word, you would go with….

    • Healthy
    • Embarrassing
    • Varied
  • Question of

    On the beach, you’re most likely to be found….

    • Day drinking
    • Tanning
    • Reading a book
  • Question of

    How would you describe your swimming skills?

    • Pretty weak and non-existent.
    • Great, I’m pretty much Michael Phelps!
    • Average, I can hold my own.
  • Question of

    Why do you think shark’s attack people?

    • They’re bored.
    • They see us as predators.
    • They mistake us for prey.
  • Question of

    Which movie scared you the most?

    • Psycho
    • Vertigo
    • Jaws, duh!
  • Question of

    In terms of weaponry, what are you most likely to use?

    • Pepper spray
    • A rubber chicken
    • A knife
  • Question of

    Do you believe that life is more luck or preparation?

    • Luck
    • Preparation
    • A bit of both
  • Question of

    What do you tend to do in a crisis?

    • Panic
    • Stay calm
    • Run for help
  • Question of

    The shark goes away! Is it over?

    • Nope. Get the heck out of the water.
    • Probably. Carry on, but keep an eye out.
    • Yes, the shark left, and I saw it go.
    • I won! Suck it, shark! Time to celebrate with much splashing.
  • Question of

    Do you know how to tie a tourniquet?

    • Yes, I have a first aid qualification.
    • I have a good idea.
    • I know in theory.
    • What is a tourniquet?
  • Question of

    Do you have your phone in a waterproof case?

    • Of course, and I take it swimming.
    • Yes, though I don’t swim with it
    • Yes, but it’s not THAT waterproof
    • I don’t believe such a thing exists.
  • Question of

    You look around and the shark has disappeared. You didn’t see it leave, though. What is your next move?

    • Get the heck out of the water, but slowly and carefully – and alert others.
    • Swim to shore quickly
    • Continue swimming but watch out for it
    • Assume it left
  • Question of

    If you see a cluster of seabirds or dolphins, what does that mean for the odds of sharks being present?

    • Much higher
    • Somewhat higher
    • The same
    • Lower

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