How to avoid, fight off shark attacks

How to avoid, fight off shark attacks.Despite being “genetically programmed to fear things that come at us with teeth”, an expert says swimmers and surfers can take several steps to reduce the likelihood of shark attacks and feel relaxed in the water.

And in the unlikely event of a close encounter with one of the ocean’s toughest creatures, there are ways to increase your chances of survival.

Doctor Mark Meekan is a research scientist and fish biologist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Perth and says while the fear of sharks is “primal”, it is important to remember the chances of being attacked are low.

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