3.5 metre female great white shark

Article: Outside on surviving a shark attack

Last month the ever-fascinating Outside Magazine published a short article on surviving a white shark attack. It comprises an account by a surfer of an interaction with a white shark that left him with some large abrasions and puncture wounds on one side of his body, requiring surgery and stitches. There is also commentary by an expert from the International Shark Attack File that identifies what tactics may have led to such a positive outcome for the surfer – he lived to surf another day.

You may be reluctant even to read an article on this subject, but it left me feeling empowered and better equipped to think about the likelihood of encountering a large predator while I’m in the ocean.

Here’s the full article, if you dare.

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