Tag: International Shark Attack File

Blood In The Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When blood and the ocean, that is when most swimmers want to get out of the open water. Fearful of a shark frenzy or at the least a shark encounter of the most unpleasant kind, swimmers know that blood can attract sharks. George Burgess, Director of the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum

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When Failure Is An Option

Walking up on shore and finishing a swim brings smiles to swimmers and their friends and family. The effort, the pain, the sacrifice suddenly evaporates and is replaced by joy. Charlotte Brynn did not have that opportunity to walk up on shore at the end of all of her swims during 2013. But those uncompleted swims never dimmed her bright smile. She

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Documenting Shark Attacks

If one encounters a shark, the International Shark Attack File maintained by the American Elasmobranch Society at the Florida Museum of Natural History of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida conducts an investigation. Under the direction of George Burgess, the International Shark Attack File is a compilation of all known shark attacks

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Swimming Safely With Thoughts Of Sharks

Jellyfish, currents, cold water, sea snakes, lightning, large waves...nothing strikes more fear in the hearts of open water swimmers than sharks. A fin in the water is a scene that open water swimmers dread. A dark body cruising stealthily under the water is even a worse nightmare come true. But a streamlined silhouette screaming up from the depths is the

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