ARE THE SHARKS SPOTTED IN OC & LA DANGEROUS? 27 SHARK SITINGS IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS JUST OFF THE BEACHES
Well, this is a stupid question, but often asked. Would you ask the same thing of a lion or tiger? Neither of them have humans on their menu, but they are all opportunistic predators. That’s what they do for a living: indiscriminate hunting and and eating.
Of course sharks are dangerous and the results of an attack are often fatal. It doesn’t compare to other odds offered to deny the peril of the chances of a shark attack. It doesn’t matter because swimming in the ocean is a voluntary act.
So, you put up your life and take a chance. Just how lucky do you feel?
Why do people continue to swim in the ocean? Do they think that there are no sharks near the beach? Does it matter that 80% of all shark attacks are within 100 yards from the shore? Many in less than 3-5′ of water.
Bull sharks, 10 footers weighing 1000 pounds, have been found in fresh water rivers around the globe. They have been spotted in the Mississippi River as far North as St. Louis. While this isn’t the ocean it demonstrates their versatility.
Even a juvenile can kill you. It’s very hungry. Young Great Whites have been seen close to shore in Malibu and around Southern California. 6′ long and 350 pounds of teeth and muscle. Don’t have to worry about them! Yeah, but how did they get there in the first place? Big Momma is not far away.
Bottom line, you want to live, keep out of the ocean! Just how lucky you feel.