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Shark Safety Tips

Shark Safety Tips


We know, We know. Being in the Midwest the only way to see sharks are on television, in the movies, or at your local zoo/aquarium. But seeing as how this week is Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week”, we thought we would jump on that bandwagon and share some tips to keep you and your loved ones safe if you happen to vacation or live near shark-infested waters…

These tips come from the great state of Hawai’i, land of tropical (& deadly) beauty. Be sure to check out the original article for more tips on how to be safe swimming in areas where sharks are prevalent.

– Swim/surf/dive with other people and never swim too far away from assistance.

– Don’t enter the water if you have open wounds or bleeding in any way. Sharks can detect blood and other fluids in minuscule concentrations.

– Don’t ware high contrast clothing or shiny jewelry, sharks can see fairly well underwater.

– Swim or surf on beaches with lifeguards and only where indicated

– If you notice fish or turtles start to act erratically, get out of the water. Be aware of dolphins as they are prey for some larger sharks.


Be sure to read the rest of the tips provided by the state of Hawai’i and check out the shark bite statistics above for 2018.


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