When summer came around this year, there seemed to be a lot of extra attention on sharks and how unsafe beach going could be. We heard about it lots in New Jersey, especially since the East Coast tends to see more sharks than the west. With the media having wind of any incident these days, and the global eyes that were on Mick Fanning when he was attacked last year in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, sharks are again being vilified. As a lover of the ocean and its inhabitants, we felt it important to share a few facts about the misunderstood kings of the ocean.
If you are interested in sharks or learning more about them, and you've had your fill of Sharknado movies, good news is that you don't need to wait until 2017's Shark Week. Here are few solid resources to learn more:
- Available on Netflix - Mission Blue - A documentary on the work of Sylvia Earle who was passionate about Sharks.
- For reading - The Devil's Teeth; by Susan Casey - She spent time off the California coast learning about Great Whites.
- On the web - Defenders.org - A website dedicated to teaching the public about different species and how to save them from extinction.
Let us know if you have any questions and make sure to spread the knowledge around. Safe swimming.