Danger in the Deep: Surviving Shark Attacks

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Sharks have always fascinated people. From sea monsters drawn on the margins of old maps to the terrifying mood music of Jaws, people have often thought of sharks as unpredictable, man-eating beasts. And when a shark attacks swimmers or surfers, leaving them dead or maimed, this fear is reinforced. But is this really an accurate view of sharks? Sure, they are dangerous creatures, but they are not evil and the more you know about them, the less you need to fear them.
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Overview

Sharks have always fascinated people. From sea monsters drawn on the margins of old maps to the terrifying mood music of Jaws, people have often thought of sharks as unpredictable, man-eating beasts. And when a shark attacks swimmers or surfers, leaving them dead or maimed, this fear is reinforced. But is this really an accurate view of sharks? Sure, they are dangerous creatures, but they are not evil and the more you know about them, the less you need to fear them.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Sharks: Our Fears and Fascination 9

2 East Coast Fear: The 1916 Jersey Shore Attacks 31

3 Scavenger Sharks: Survivors of the USS Indianapolis 61

4 Surfer Shark Attacks: Bethany Hamilton 93

5 Lessening the Odds: How to Avoid Attacks 109

Further Reading 120

For More Information 121

Bibliography 123

Index 124

Picture Credits 126

About the Author and the Consultant 128

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