To beat the shark on the nose? How to escape when meeting a predator

To beat the shark on the nose? How to escape when meeting a predator

MOSCOW, 6 sen — news, Svetlana Baeva. Tourists can meet sharks in many popular resorts. Attacks on humans occurring in the U.S., China, Australia, Thailand and other countries every year 100-150 cases. About where are found the most dangerous sharks are and how to escape when you meet them — in the material RIA Novosti.

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“Dangerous almost any point of the World ocean in tropical areas, including popular tourist resorts, — says Professor of the Department of ichthyology of the biological faculty of Moscow state University Kirill Kusisin. — Atolls in the Pacific ocean, the Caribbean sea is a typical habitat of large sharks. In the subtropics there is also a chance to meet marine predators, and formally here and the Black sea is”.

But in some places people face with sharks.

Australia (Great barrier reef, the beaches of the Gold Coast)

“In the Great Barrier reef region great species diversity of marine life, many fish and, consequently, sharks, continues Cyril Kusisin. — Their density is very high and the probability of attack.”

This summer in Australia great white shark attacked the kajtserfingom. He was not injured, the shark tried to bite the kite. The memory left a “calling card” — the tooth.

Coast of South Africa (from Namibia to Mozambique, including South Africa)

According to experts, it is home to sand sharks and other dangerous sea predators.

One of the popular tourist attractions off the coast of Africa — dive in cages to the great white sharks. As bait spill blood, it causes predators appetite and aggression.

In 2015, great white shark attacked a professional surfer Mick Fanning.

USA (beaches of Florida, California and Hawaii)

The rich marine life of the water, and also a huge number of tourists, surfers, divers — that is why people constantly encounter sharks in this region.

Frequent meetings

According to Shark Attack Data off the coast of Australia from 1900 to 2015 were more than 900 unprovoked shark attacks on people. This is less than in the US (1657), but in Australia, more than 250 incidents ended with the death of a man. In the United States deaths only 144. Off the coast of South Africa from 400 incidents of lethal 100.

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Recognize an attack triggered, if a person first comes into contact with the predator, trying to take pictures, to catch him.

But more frequent spontaneous attacks. “Sharks feed on tuna, seals and may be confused with them people — says the diver Katherine Rychkova. — Tasting it, float away, and the wounded dying from loss of blood.”