by Aliyah Moody
Are All Sharks Dangerous To Humans?
Its commonly thought that sharks are dangerous to humans. "over 375 various types o f sharks found in the world's oceans, about 30 have been reported to ever attack a human."
.These ,about 12 should be considered particularly dangerous when encountered. The shark species responsible for most unprovoked attacks on humans are white, tiger, and bull sharks. All sharks, large and small, are however predators and could be capable of inflicting wounds if provoked. They should all be treated with respect when encountered.
When and Why Did Humans Develop a Fear of Sharks?
People fear for sharks that may be in part innately rooted in our past when we did need to be on constant alert for large predators. more importantly are subjected to the media's stereotypic characterizations of sharks, which are rife with misinformation and actively promote fear and bathing. Finally, we as humans are used to controlling the world around us - damming rivers, flattening mountains, but sharks, like typhoons, lightening and tornadoes, are something we cannot control hence our great interest in them.
What are the chances of Being Attacked by a Shark?
How Many People are Attacked Each Year by Sharks?
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