JAN 07, 2018 06:53 PM PST

Sharks Aren't Man-Eaters

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard
3 2 258


Sharks are some of the largest fish in the oceans, and many species intimidate humans with their massive razor-sharp teeth. On the other hand, sharks aren't the man-eaters that Hollywood films like Jaws paint them to be.

Sharks don't purposely sniff out humans for snacks; instead, most shark attacks are entirely accidental. These massive fish don't have the best eyesight, and when we swim around in their natural habitat, we sometimes appear to them as prey that they commonly eat.

One of the best ways to avoid a shark attack is to listen to warnings around you. If a lifeguard at a beach says to leave the water, then you should probably do so. Local news channels may also advise areas of increased shark activity during the beach-going months, and you should head these warnings as well before putting on your bathing suit.

If you should ever be unfortunate enough to find yourself in a skirmish with a shark, you should fight for your life. They use their eyes and noses to sense the environment around them, so you could hit or jab their eyes and snout for a higher likelihood of getting away safely.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
JUL 02, 2018
Videos
JUL 02, 2018
Veterans, PTSD, and Fireworks: What to Know
It’s almost Independence Day and while there will be fireworks displays, sparklers and other pyrotechnics for the holiday, what many people don&rsquo
JUL 13, 2018
Technology
JUL 13, 2018
Watch: HEXA Robot Takes Care of Plants
This spider-like robot will shift your succulent plants into sunlight or shade.
JUL 17, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
JUL 17, 2018
The Chemistry in Airbags
The name "airbag" can be deceiving because the bag is not exactly filled with air. Instead, this life-saving device is filled with nitrogen gas,
JUL 17, 2018
Videos
JUL 17, 2018
Novartis Ends Antibiotic Research
The United Nations has warned that by 2050, antibiotic-resistant microbes might kill ten million people every year.
JUL 28, 2018
Videos
JUL 28, 2018
23andMe Announces Partnership with Drug Company GSK
The collaboration aims to improve personalized therapeutics.
AUG 13, 2018
Videos
AUG 13, 2018
One Cell was Consumed by Another in a Evolutionary Leap
A process called endosymbiosis may have given evolution a lot of help.
Loading Comments...