Busting the Myth of the Man-Eating Shark

Scared of sharks? You probably shouldn’t be. These divers swim alongside them to bust sharks' bad reputation. 🏊🩈

Dozens of movies continue to feed into the fear of sharks

The reason why you may be afraid to swim in the ocean in summer? Sharks have been demonized in the movies. As many people know, the movie triggered a major change in our perception of sharks. Before it, people knew less about sharks and after it, people all over the world became really afraid. With a single man-eating shark, it managed to scare all of America in “Jaws,” Steven Spielberg Director of “Jaws”. The shark, to me, is just a mindless eating machine, an ax-murderer with absolutely no motives. Jaws was released in 1975.

Dozens of movies continue to feed into the fear of sharks. In reality, sharks kill fewer humans than hippos and mosquitoes do and when a shark attacks a human, it’s often because it has mistaken them for another target. It will jump up and bite a surfboard or a surfer or swimmer, thinking it’s attacking one of its usual prey. Like a turtle or a stingray, or an animal carcass floating on the surface. Some are trying to deconstruct the myth of man-eating sharks by diving alongside them. We wanted to show that the myth that if you fall in the water, if you’re shipwrecked, that you’re going to be completely devoured almost immediately by these man-eaters, that isn’t real. Despite it being portrayed like that in the movies and rebuilding options for sharks

On average, sharks kill just 6 people globally each year according to the International Shark Attack File. In reality, sharks are the ones that should be afraid of humans. It’s important to know that at this time, sharks all over the world are endangered. Over 100 million sharks are killed every year, in particular due to overfishing, commercial fishing and the shark-fin trade. Also, pollution due to plastic and chemicals and the disappearance of coral reefs.


08/04/2019 11:58 AM


  • Nathalie D.
    08/21/2020 11:59

    Leslie Lesly

  • Janet S.
    08/17/2020 08:44


  • Atabs K.
    08/16/2020 22:15

    people do more harm than the sharks

  • Walter B.
    08/15/2020 21:20

    I am save, haven't been swimming in the ocean for years.

  • James H.
    08/15/2020 15:25

    True the odds of being attacked by a shark is very low however it is still extremely frightening knowing that below your surfboard could be a school bus that may think you're dinner...

  • Michelene S.
    08/15/2020 03:10

    Save them

  • Nubia M.
    08/15/2020 01:06

    That is why I m always afraid to Swim in the Ocean Too! But I Always check my sorrounding! Good luck!

  • Kyrgitt K.
    08/15/2020 00:21

    The reason they kill less people than mosquitos and hippos do is because sharks 🩈 live in water and people live on land with mosquitos and hippos . A bite from a shark will puncture you and kill you. This video is misleading.

  • John W.
    08/14/2020 22:43

    I would agree but might add in their memory, during WW11 an American Battle Ship was sunk in the Pacific War and most casualties were by Shark attack. During my Service in Central America - 🇧🇿 as an 🇬🇧 Army Island Survival instructor too pilots, I would free sharks from Fish Traps before they could be dispatched by the traps owners- and never got a nip 👍

  • Uchenna A.
    08/14/2020 22:26

    Sharks will kill you in the water Simple

  • Alexie L.
    12/16/2019 03:49

    I don't know but goodluck on making friends with sharks

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    12/14/2019 22:23

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    12/12/2019 14:01


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    12/12/2019 04:34

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  • Muhammad B.
    12/11/2019 20:02

    Qaiser Mazhar

  • Alexander B.
    12/09/2019 01:17

    I hope they say the same thing about Muslims

  • Haylee M.
    12/08/2019 11:54

    If you see them just stay still And be brave and wait to they leave because if you react then they think they needa attack

  • Hanns R.
    12/08/2019 05:51

    You think killing a shark can make us safe huh? Not all time we are safe becouse who Knows today or tomorrow you will die sharks are like Our standards even they are seacreatures they Have life God make earth to us not only Humans but also Living here in the earth we need to respect seacreatures not only seacreatures but also all Who lives in earth

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    12/07/2019 06:10

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