Riding on the shark.
Why are they attacking?
Are there facts showing how and under what circumstances the attack occurred the answer to the question: why shark attack humans?
If the response is there, it undoubtedly lies in a combination of factors that trigger an attack, such as the condition of the water, the victim’s behavior, the reaction of the shark to the whole complex of causes and effects. But these factors are set such that from them it is impossible to deduce a simple equation. While we know about sharks is so small that no one can say with certainty, though certain conditions lead. or do not lead to the shark attack on humans.
Captain Cousteau is one of the biggest influencers on issues of undersea life – not just faced with sharks. Here’s what he wrote in his famous book ‘World of silence’: ‘as a result of my meetings with the sharks, and there were more than a hundred and I met with a variety of types, I deduced two conclusions: first, the closer we get acquainted with sharks, the less you know about them, and second – you never can tell what the shark’.
Not to say that scientists are not trying to solve the riddle posed by sharks. But this is almost an impossible task. Shark, as a rule, too large and dangerous to study in laboratory conditions. In captivity it usually withers away, becomes apathetic, so that the reservoir or pool is little a suitable place to snatch a shark its secrets. Business that fast shark for small aquariums the same way as for the dolphins. Only floating at high speeds, these sharks get a sufficient amount of oxygen dissolved in water. Great speed can be developed only in very large tanks. If the aquarium is small, the shark dies from suffocation.
Every time we think we find the key that will unlock the cause of shark attacks on humans, this key opens only one door, behind which is found the other. The same conditions lead sometimes to attack, sometimes not. Each rule, inferred on the basis of studying several attacks, is held invalid, once found numerous exceptions.
Here are three categorical statements about shark attacks. and undisputed facts that conflict with them.
1. People are attacked by large sharks
February 10, 1955, John Adams, a professional diver, has been on the bottom of the Bay of Trinidad (CA) the attack allegedly ‘harmless’ lopatowski the sharks. Its length less than one meter. And this is not the only case of an attack of small sharks.
2. Sluggish sharks that live on the bottom of the sea, never attack people
There are several cases where the attackers sharks belonged to the genus. Similarly Australian bearded shark lost his fame after he bit off a foot stepped on it to the fisherman. However, such attacks are classified as ‘provoked’.
3. It was believed that sharks do not attack when the water temperature is below 18-20 degrees
In the case of Barry Wilson, when the attack resulted in the death of the victim, water temperature was 12.8 degrees.
May 7, 1955, the shark has crippled eighteen-year-old albert Kogler, when he floated fifty meters from the beach (it was near Baker beach near the Golden Gate in San Francisco). The left hand of Kogler was bitten off almost completely. His brave girlfriend Shirley 0 Neil, also eighteen years old, approached him and pulled him ashore. Half an hour later he died from blood loss. The temperature of the water, as it turned out, was only 13 degrees.
‘There is, of course, doubted that sharks attack people and devour them, but such accidents do not occur as often as one would deduce from it put in circulation of anecdotes’ – wrote in the last century Bram, which many of our zoologists believe, to put it mildly, a great dreamer. However, fantasy Brehm confirms modern statistics. A year in the world dies fifteen to twenty people attacked by sharks, some of them could stay alive, if timely received medical assistance.
Is not harmless animals, however, and are not man-eaters, bees and wasps, to protect myself or my house, sting the people, and only in the United States every year from their bites gone for at least seventeen people.
Every day on TV we are told, how many people died in Kyiv as a result of a car accident. On the streets and on the roads of the world every year die, sometimes in horrible suffering, hundreds of thousands of people. However, the car no one cause nor hatred, nor fear.
During the invasion into the possession of sharks human or too strong approaching these fish, they start to behave very strange: the pectoral fins are lowered much below normal and floating, shaking his head from side to side. In addition, they float hunched over a: like cats, threatening each other, they’re arching, your back. And the tail in such moments, moving much faster, the mouth also opens. Particularly strong sharks ‘sway’ when the path for retreat is limited, or when the divers disposed towards him aggressively.
Behaving in this way, sharks, apparently, make it clear to people that it is better for them to leave.
The second proof that sharks are not going to have people that three-quarters of the victims only get one or two hits, then the fish swim away. And last, the third. The wounds on the bodies of men are such that there is no doubt that they are drawn only in one jaw, upper.
Who attack humans: males or females? The answer is no. It makes little sense to list what is still unknown about sharks, if still no one knows just how many species there are and where they live.