How to survive a shark attack. Everyone needs to be aware of these shark attack self defense tips. Thousands of people are attacked each year by sharks in Australia alone – Sadly some of them don’t make it. We can all help reduce that number by passing this video (below) around. Ensure everyone’s prepared for the worst case scenario. Sharks may seem tough, but if you know what steps to take to defend yourself against them I can assure you – You will get out unscathed. This video has everything you need to know about shark attack avoidance, as well as what to do in the event of a shark striking you.
Sharks do not normally hunt humans. When they do attack a human, it is usually a case of mistaken identity. Sharksometimes mistake humans for its natural prey, such as fish or a marine mammal or sea turtle, and most often will release the person after the first bite.
Do not wear high-contrast clothing (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. Refrain from excessive splashing. Keep pets, which swim erratically, out of the water.
Frantic paddling and splashing looks like a wounded fish to a shark. The swimming patterns of dogs can also draw sharks. Don’t think you’re safe just because the water is shallow — shark attacks can occur in less than three feet of water.
If you see a shark in the water:
Move slowly toward the shore or a boat; choose whichever is closest. Don’t thrash your arms or kick or splash while you swim.
Do not block the shark’s path. If you’re standing between the shark and the open ocean, move away.