Attacked by Sharks. In fact, not all shark species attack humans. Just a few and that is the tiger shark, bull shark and white shark.
6 reasons you can be attacked by sharks
Researchers look at several reasons why humans are attacked by sharks. They do not necessarily attack because they are hungry or humans are their main prey. Not.
There is more than that. Suppose you are swimming in the ocean, these could be several reasons that cause you to be attacked by these marine predators.
1. You are in a shark hunting environment
According to the Florida Museum website, most shark attacks occur in areas where water is not deep or close to shore. It is in this area that sharks generally hunt for their food. Suppose you are swimming or are right in the area, then don’t be surprised if you are attacked, considering that the shark may think you are part of its prey.
2. You provoke them
There is action, there is reaction. It could be that the shark attack on you is a reaction to something you did. The Florida Museum lists several things that can provoke sharks to attack you.
Some of these range from water whips, wearing sparkly accessories, to wearing flashy bathing suits. It is said that these elements can be likened to sharks and make them curious about you.
3. They see whether you are worthy of being food or not
Sharks are calculating creatures and are known to have strategic attacks. One of them is the hit-and-run, where they just bite and then just walk away. This strategy is used to assess whether the prey is suitable for them hunting.
4. You enter their territory
The previous three points are considered the reasons for shark attacks for cases of misinterpretation or misidentifying you as prey. In some cases, however, sharks deliberately attack you, no longer for food reasons, but because you are considered an enemy.
Generally this happens when you enter the territory alone in a bad mood. Like after being hit by a natural disaster or a ship or plane sinking in their sea. The attacks were no joke and could result in death.
5. You are in an area where there are lots of sharks
Assuming you are playing the lottery, do you understand how your chances of winning get bigger with the increasing number of lottery prize vouchers? This also applies to shark attacks. In a BBC article, there is an assessment of the risk of shark attack getting higher if more sharks congregate in the area.
6. Habitat is damaged
Maybe your location is not where the sharks gather or where they live, but it could be that the area is their place of escape. They fled their homes because their habitat was destroyed. This is not entirely your fault, but it cannot be denied that habitat destruction is also the reason they approach the land and attack.
It cannot be denied that shark attacks are not entirely their fault, but ours too so we also remember that we cannot understand their habits.
Oh by the way, Friends of ZooLoverz are very unlikely to be hit by a shark attack, you know. Even smaller than the attacks of other land animals. However, still be careful and careful!