After the bloody events in the fall of 2010 in Egypt and in the summer of 2011 on Russian far Eastern beaches, where ordinary vacationers became victims of sharks, we began to talk about these marine predators more often not as exotic, but as a real danger to tourists.
This danger, however, as it often happens, is greatly exaggerated. according to biologists, a shark on the beach is still the exception, not the rule. And cases of shark attacks on tourists who are swimming or engaged in diving, surfing and other water sports are often the result of violations of various rules and instructions by the latter. Continue reading