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Shark attacks tips

Posted on: August 24, 2010

When we enter the water the first thing we think of is a killer shark that is close to shore or a shark will attack me. But we must remember that we are in the sharks world and in their world there is a balance of life and death and a fight for survival. And you must eat to survive. But like us we have to try a food to see if we like it and like them if they hate a food they will let go of it. And find a food they like. But when attacks to do happen we start to think we must kill the shark that hurt this person. But do we get kill every time we try a new food. You have to ask yourself should we kill them because that had a bite of something new.
And I know you are all thinking sharks are all cold blood killers but there are not. There is always something bigger out there. And more people get hurt every year by their pet dog but do we kill the dog for one mistake. Shark attacks are on the rise because there are more people in the water and because most of the food that sharks eat are close to shore and most fish that are in deep water are getting taking out of the water by fisher man. So that is why shark attacks are on the rise.

SO HERE ARE SO TIPS TO STAY SAFE IN THE WATER:

1. Never swim with your dog.
Because it is most likely that the shark will hear the splashing of your dog and attack your dog or you.

2. Never swim if you have cut yourself and you are bleeding.
because shark can smell it and come see if there is food around.

3. Never swim with sea turtles or seals and fish
because most sharks like to eat sea turtles and seals and fish and they will attack you by mistake.

4. Never swim in the morning or at sunset or night.
Because shark eat that this time and they will mistake you for food.

5. Never excessive splashing or play die if you do see a shark.
Because the shark will think that you are a bit of food and will bit to see it is taste nice.

6. Never swim if there is someone fishing or spear fishing or anything like that.
because the blood from the die fish will make a shark come.

7. Never ever swim in Avoid murky waters, harbor entrances, channels, and steep drop-offs.
These areas where sharks are common.

8. Don’t think that swimming in fresh water is safe.
because the bull shark can live in fresh water and salt water. And i think the bull shark is the most dangerous shark.

9. If you cut or injure yourself in the water get out.
Do not stay in the water with blood around you. Because sharks will come.

10. Do not wear high-contrast clothing.
Like orange and yellow are said to be risky colors or shiny jewelry which may appear to be like fish scales. Sharks see contrast very well.

11. Leave the water quickly and calmly if a shark is seen.
Do not provoke, harass or entice a shark even a small one.

12. If fish or turtles start to behave erratically leave the water.
They may be behaving like that because there is a shark in the area.

13. If you feel something brush up against you get out of the water to make sure that you have not been bitten.
There have been reports that shark-bite victims often do not feel any pain.

14. Always swim, surf or dive with other people.
Sharks most often attack individuals.

15. Don’t wander too far from shore.
Doing so isolates you and places you away from assistance.

16. If you are diving and are approached by a shark stay as still as possible.
If you are carrying fish or other catches release the catch and quietly leave the area

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE ATTACKED:

If attack is imminent, defend yourself with whatever weapons you can. Avoid using your[bare hands or feet if you can avoid it. If not concentrate your blows against the shark’s delicate eyes or gills. A shark’s snout is also said to be sensitive.

If a shark actually gets you in its mouth it is advised to be as aggressively defensive as you are able. Playing dead does not work. Pound the shark in any way possible. Try to claw at the eyes and gill openings, two very sensitive areas of the shark.

If bitten try to stop the bleeding. Leave the water as efficiently, calmly, and swiftly as possible. While many sharks will not bite again, you cannot rule out a second attack.

Get immediate medical attention, no matter how small the injury.

HOW TO HELP A VICTIM:

Remove the victim from the water as soon as possible.

Even before you leave the water begin controlling bleeding by pressing on pressure points or by applying tourniquets.

Protect the victim from cold by wrapping him or her in a blanket to minimize heat loss.

Once out of the water try not to move the victim unnecessarily. Call for medical help.

Most of this info is from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/08/0804_040804_shark_attack_2.html

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