How To Survive A Shark Attack

Summer is finally here and many of us are going to the beach, so it’s only right that we discuss shark attacks. Each year shark attacks claim lives and injure countless individuals. While most people concern themselves with how to survive after they are bitten, the reality is that surviving a shark attack is really more about preventing one from happening altogether. Below are a few ways by which you can do exactly that. Keep in mind, however, that shark attacks can often occur out of nowhere so it is impossible to truly prevent one from ever taking place.

Avoid River Mouths

River mouths are one of the best places to avoid if you would not like to be eaten by sharks. Sharks (most notably the Bull Shark) love to hang out near river mouths and in estuaries, so while the calm water may seem perfect for swimming, you never know what may be lurking underneath the surface.

Avoid Areas Where People Are Fishing

Another precaution to take before setting foot in the water is to look for signs of fishing in the area. If there are fishing boats close to shore, or people fishing on the beach, you should do your best to avoid swimming in close proximity. With all of the bait used by anglers, sharks are constantly being drawn to these areas. This can make humans the perfect target for an investigative, hungry shark.

Keep Bodily Fluids in Your Body

While you may know that sharks can smell a drop of blood in the water from miles away, you may not have been aware that urine also attracts sharks. While it may be easy to pee in the ocean water, you may not be making the best decision by doing so.

These are just a few of the ways you can do your best to avoid a shark attack, but there exist many more. At the end of the day, putting good sense to use will be all you need to survive a shark attack—and by survive, we mean that you will better your chanced to avoid an attack altogether.