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.


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  • Walt G.
    04/12/2020 16:54

    Ya tell that to the people in New Jersey in 1913

  • سديم ا.
    03/17/2020 11:47

    يبقى يخوف

  • Andreas M.
    03/17/2020 09:48

    Nothing more than Respect to the shark's, they have survived millions of years in the 7 oceans ❤️

  • Sebastian L.
    03/16/2020 14:25

    I can't swim, so sharks are the least of my problems 😂

  • Michael R.
    03/15/2020 22:29

    This is some Bullllll, tell that to the families who lost there love ones that got eaten up from sharks when there ship was sanked during WW2. Almost 200 crewman was eaten by sharks. Dont be fooled by this crap. Every year people get bit or killed by sharks around the world.

  • Jeff T.
    03/15/2020 18:42

    And yet, while swimming in the ocean, you are still part of the food chain, and not towards the top either, unless you're armed.

  • Joshua B.
    03/15/2020 18:36

    Tell that to survivors of the USS Indianapolis, and many other WWII survivors of ship bombings and plane wrecks.

  • Almir H.
    03/15/2020 18:29

    mikaela is the jaw now

  • Alan S.
    03/15/2020 18:21

    And I bet all the deaths caused by animals pales into insignificance compared with the deaths caused by humans.

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    03/15/2020 18:14


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  • Shayne M.
    12/16/2019 09:18

    Sharks kills 6 people per year but people kills thousands of sharks per year☹💔

  • Alexie L.
    12/16/2019 03:49

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

  • Yvonne
    12/16/2019 01:57

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  • Samuel W.
    12/15/2019 15:25

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    12/14/2019 22:23

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  • Kyle P.
    12/14/2019 02:21

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    12/14/2019 02:19

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