How to Avoid a Shark Attack
People always talk about how dangerous sharks are, but we should probably stop for a second and remember that there are some 350-440 sharks (depending how you count). All of them have teeth, but only a few are known to be aggressive towards, let alone be somewhat dangerous to, humans.
Why do sharks bite humans?
No, we’re not on the menu for sharks – generally. But just like we don’t normally eat cockroaches, we could if we wanted to. So, we’re going to pretend we’re a cockroach and make sure we’re doing what we can, not to get chomped.
Put yourself into the brain of a shark quickly. You are now a shark. You have a different brain than a human, so (as far as we can tell), you’re probably roaming the ocean with a skill set that keeps you alive. You eat, you mate and you survive.
Each shark species has become really good at eating a particular prey item. They evolve to do that. That also means that almost no shark has ever had the ability to evolve a taste for humans – we just don’t go into the ocean enough. But, if we look like one of the prey the shark normally eats, there is a high chance we could get attacked. So, here is a short video about how not to get eaten: