How to survive a shark attack

Would you know what to do?

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As the weather warms up more swimmers will be heading into the water all over the world and there is a rising likelihood of shark attacks

This is how to survive a shark attack according to the experts.

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The best way to respond is to fight back - you want to be aggressive because sharks appreciate size and power.

If it looks aggressive you should hit it on the nose hard.

A shark's nose, eyes and gills are extremely sensitive and necessary for its survival.

So what's the worst thing you can do? Fake being dead apparently!

Sharks are scavengers that are known to eat deceased prey, which they consider an easy meal.

While many fear the predators, scientists say it's still very rare for sharks to go after humans.

In the USA, the odds of being attacked by a shark are one in 11.5 million.


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