Shark week 2023, how do you see it?

Nurse Shark is not considered a predatory threat to people
Nurse Shark ©LDESSAU2016

Shark! The word often generates a knee jerk reaction of a creature that kills people. Having volunteered years ago at Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences with shark vision research while attending University of Miami it was fascinating to learn of so many misconceptions about this magnificent creature. Among them are gentle members such as nurse sharks and whale sharks, neither of which have been linked to any attacks, People visit the seas and in a sense an invading natural environment of sharks. Never have you heard of a shark attack on land because that is not their environment, It is timely to learn about and respect these creatures that you may also see beneath the sea during shark week.

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