My philosophy is this: Use good common sense, develop a better shark radar, pay attention to wildlife, and continue to use the ocean, because the probability of being bitten by a shark is like winning the powerball.
And while we don’t know all the science behind shark behavior–in fact we’re not even close–from what we’ve learned, these are things we see statistically across the globe: it’s safer to surf in a group, avoid murky water, and all of the things we just discussed.
Do Surfers Have The Ability To Sense Sharks In The Lineup? Shark researcher Dr.
People who spend a lot of time in the water do one of two things: They either pay a lot of attention to the wildlife around them and use wildlife as telling signs, and then there are the people who spend so much time in the water that they just ignore wildlife completely.
I can tell you, as a shark scientist, I will go out and spend hours trying to chum sharks using choice chum, and we’ll still sit there for hours.
Chris Lowe, an avid shark scientist and surfer, to find out if our fight-or-flight safety sense extends into the ocean and under the surface, even when when we don’t actually see anything.
We’ve all said it: Looks sharky, feels sharky, seems sharky…but is there scientific reasoning behind our “shark sense”, or is it simply our imaginations running wild? We called up Dr.
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