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
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  • Gérson N.
    08/04/2019 13:25

    Humans, you'll get what you deserve very soon. 😉

  • Tony B.
    08/04/2019 18:30

    Oh By The Way,The Shark is Grey,Not White,!!!!

  • Ryan M.
    08/04/2019 18:43

    Sharks eats anything that’s meat. Not because it’s mistaken humans from a seal.

  • Julie S.
    08/05/2019 09:28

    You should not be scared but it doesn't change the fact that if they bite it will most likely kill you. I would not choose to swim next to them, accidents happen and I like living. 😁

  • Matt S.
    08/05/2019 17:07

    Tell that to the crew of the Indianapolis.

  • Abdias J.
    08/07/2019 23:28

    No entendi nada de lo que dijo

  • Joan C.
    08/08/2019 02:56

    Trump is deathly afraid of sharks !!!

  • Michael H.
    08/09/2019 06:51

    Tell that to the survivors of the Indianapolis

  • Røshiér Ø.
    08/13/2019 04:19

    Lol its obvious. Mosquitos are in land and many people will get sick because of them. And sharks?uhm?how can they kill people?if people can't go to the middle of the sea every day?lol.

  • Kah C.
    08/13/2019 13:52

    A country kills a lot,yellow skin

  • عبدالسلام ا.
    08/13/2019 14:14

    وين خالي

  • Marie M.
    08/13/2019 21:09

    Sauf les requins ouf. Ouff

  • Anderson Q.
    08/14/2019 04:19

    No mames un ballena 👀🐴

  • Ramon A.
    08/14/2019 04:33

    pues no entendi ni verga no se ingles😂😂😂

  • Gotenk K.
    08/14/2019 04:48

    Piinnbhtjğjf ģďýavjkù

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  • Marc J.
    08/14/2019 15:14

    I almost thought shark was not dangerous,but then I saw the shark jumping out in the water with a seal on its mouth.

  • Melvin G.
    08/14/2019 19:02

    Okay I'm afraid of shark and marine animals since I was in grade 4 or lower and this gives me the true phobia.....