Many people that have been involved in shark incidents don't blame the sharks at all - in fact often the event can lead to a lifelong obsession.

In 1963  off of Aldinga Beach, 50km south of Adelaide Rodney Fox was bitten by a Great White shark across his chest whilst spear fishing in murky water  - often the smell of speared fish attracts sharks, and can cause them to go into attack mode. He was very lucky to survive.

Rodney Fox - survivor of one of the worst recorded shark incidents in history - loves sharks!

In total, Rodney had 462 stitches in his chest, and 92 in his right hand and arm. From the extent of the wounds the fact that he survived is amazing. What is even more amazing is that a year later he was back in the sea, and even invented the first ever shark cage.

Rodney became fascinated by sharks and has built a career out of cage diving, his company - the first operating in Australia, not only worked on expeditions where Great White sharks were filmed for the first time, but he also helped produce the underwater footage used in Jaws. Rodney has never blamed the shark that bit him, but has turned a near-fatal incident into a life of discovery, ingenuity and passion. http://www.rodneyfox.com.au

In 2014 ONLY 3 people were killed by sharks Worldwide!

In 2014 only 3 people were known to have been killed by sharks!

 
 

Chairs on the other hand killed approx. 700 people around the world!

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Each year Approximately 700 people are killed by chairs!

Beware the chair!

 

Humans are responsible for the deaths of 63 - 273 million sharks every year. They have far more reason to be afraid of us than we of them.

SO ITS PRETTY CLEAR THAT SHARKS ARNT SENSELESS KILLERS, IN FACT THEY ARE QUITE THE OPPOSITE; THEY ARE COMPLEX INTELLIGENT CREATURES THAT HAVE EVOLVED OVER MILLENNIA TO PERFECTLY SUIT THEIR ECOLOGICAL NEICHE, AND AS SUCH THEY PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN MAINTAINING THE HEALTH OF THE OCEANS.......

SO WHY ARE WE WIPING THEM OUT?