Tag: shark encounter

Pet, Don’t Punch…At Least With Lemon Sharks

“If a shark bites you, what we recommend is you should hit the shark in the eye, in the nose, or stick your hand in the gills,” says Dr. Chris Lowe of the California State University Long Beach Shark Lab [shown below]. “Those are all sensitive tissues and quite often it causes the shark to release.” https://youtu.be/FmxnhvuUZ-A But as many ocean

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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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Free Ocean Workouts With SCAQ

In America, there is no swim team with as many ocean swimmers as SCAQ, Southern California Aquatic Masters Swim Club. The massive adult swimming team is spread far and wide throughout the Los Angeles basin. SCAQ includes courageous ocean swimmer Mary Ellen Koetsier-Farr came to the immediate aid of Steven Robles during a Great White Shark encounter in

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Dealing With Apex Predators Of The Deep

We posted an article on the concept of Fight-or-Flight Response When Sharks Are Spotted (here). Both Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. and Farallon Islands relay swimmer Cathy Delneo have encountered sharks while in the ocean. They each weighed in about their personal recommendations on how best to deal with the apex predators of the deep. "I find sharks

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When Sharks Are Spotted

We posted an article on the concept of Fight-or-Flight Response When Sharks Are Spotted (here). Triple Crowner Mike Miller of Hawaii explains his own perspective of the options to fight or flight...or freeze vis-a-vis apex predators. "Our response isn't about the shark. Rather, it is about ourselves. A shark encounter could be substituted with

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