Why, when and how do sharks attack surfers

Sharks are at the top of the food chain. The ocean predators follow their instincts. The good news is that humans are not on their diet list. However, like us, they make mistakes, too. Swimmers and surfers are not sharks’ favorite meal. They prefer sea lions, sea turtles, fish, whales, and seals. The majority of shark attacks occur near the shore, in the surf zone and sandbars, because their natural preys live in these areas. But attacks also take place in steep underwater drop-offs, where divers often swim.

Sharks are at the top of the food chain. The ocean predators follow their instincts. The good news is that humans are not on their diet list. However, like us, they make mistakes, too. Swimmers and surfers are not sharks’ favorite meal. They prefer sea lions, sea turtles, fish, whales, and seals. The majority of shark attacks occur near the shore, in the surf zone and sandbars, because their natural preys live in these areas. But attacks also take place in steep underwater drop-offs, where divers often swim.

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Why, when and how do sharks attack surfers

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