If you haven’t heard of the recent shark attacks occurring all over the globe, you must be living under a rock! Shark attacks have spiked this summer, reaffirming our fear of the deep blue sea.
According to the International Shark Attack File, the average amount of attacks in one year is six. So, what happened, why the increase in attacks? The Florida Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History claims that the rise in water temperature and drought conditions reduce the amount of freshwater making it to the sea. This encourages sharks to venture closer to the shore where there are higher salt levels.
Make sense, but while most beach-goers are extra cautious lately, this diver has become fearless. Fishing off the coast of Destin, Florida, he experienced an up-close and personal encounter with a sandbar shark. As the camera is submerged in the water, we see the shark lurking close by one fisherman in an outrigger canoe. The shark is accompanied by a couple of smaller fish that seem to linger wherever it goes.
As dangerous and terrifying as the shark looks, it appears to pose no real threat. Phew!
After swimming around and observing the canoe for a few moments, the shark casually swims off, leaving behind a diver in suspense with really great footage!
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