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There's been a shark sighting at our Best of Times beach and we're excited, but beware - you are gonna LOVE this. We have a new partner coming soon. Think Shark. Think Beer. Think Best of Times. What a fun creative collaboration. It doesn't get better than this. We're set to launch soon - so keep an eye out for more. And below - here's some great general information about shark sightings, what to do if attacked by a shark and more!
- New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
- Makena Beach, Maui.
- Bolinas, California.
- Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua.
- West End, Grand Bahamas.
- Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa.
- Coffin Bay, Australia.
- Topsail Island, North Carolina.
Are Shark Attacks Common?
Real-life shark attacks aren’t usually as dramatic as what we see in the movies, but they are bone-chilling to hear about. Although rare and typically never fatal, a number of shark attacks happen every year, and the first one of 2023 is especially terrifying. Keep reading to learn about the early January encounter!Divers were aware of great white shark activity in the area. Sharks are common in Tobari Bay, especially during December and January when pregnant sharks migrate to the area. These females seek out high-fat foods like sea lions, since they need to eat a higher calorie count. Some experts believe that when divers wear black, they are easier to mistake for a sea lion or seal.
About Great White Sharks
Great white sharks are also known as white sharks. They are massive, weighing up to 4,400 pounds, and growing up to 19 feet long during maturity. These large sharks are found all over the world and they live about 70 years. Great white sharks are predatory fish, but their only known predators are humans and sometimes large orca whales. There is still a lot we don’t know about great white sharks. They live mysteriously, disappearing into deep waters.
How Many Shark Attacks Happened in 2022?
In 2022, there were 137 shark attacks in the world. However, 62 attacks were provoked, 14 were unconfirmed, and only eight resulted in fatalities. The United States saw the most shark attacks of any country. The number of US attacks increased from 2021 to 2022, likely because Covid-19 related lockdowns eased in 2022, meaning more people were traveling and visiting beaches.
Where is the Shark Capital of the World?
- Defend yourself - playing dead doesn't work.
- Use whatever you have at your disposal (surfboard, dive gear, fishing equipment) to avoid using your bare hands to attack the shark.
- If you must use your hands, concentrate on attacking the eyes, nose and gills.
- Make sudden movements to scare the shark.
For more information about sharks in general, check out a-z-animals.com.