-8"?> Comments on: How to Survive a Shark Attack http://texassurfers.com/surf-articles/surfing/how-to-survive-a-shark-attack/ Where to Ride Waves on the Gulf Coast. Wed, 28 Jul 2010 01:56:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.3 By: Texas Surfer http://texassurfers.com/surf-articles/surfing/how-to-survive-a-shark-attack/comment-page-1/#comment-153 Texas Surfer Sat, 19 Jun 2010 23:48:27 +0000 http://texassurfers.com/surf-articles/?p=153#comment-153 From 1882 - 2009, Florida has experienced 13 fatal shark attacks and averaged only about 6 unprovoked shark attacks per year. I don't know where anyone would get the number, 250 shark attacks per year. There aren't 250 shark attacks a year on the whole planet. Source: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/GAttack/mapFL.htm From 1882 – 2009, Florida has experienced 13 fatal shark attacks and averaged only about 6 unprovoked shark attacks per year. I don’t know where anyone would get the number, 250 shark attacks per year. There aren’t 250 shark attacks a year on the whole planet.

Source: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/GAttack/mapFL.htm

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By: monica blanco http://texassurfers.com/surf-articles/surfing/how-to-survive-a-shark-attack/comment-page-1/#comment-152 monica blanco Sat, 19 Jun 2010 23:06:06 +0000 http://texassurfers.com/surf-articles/?p=153#comment-152 It is not as uncommon shark attacks as you say, the are more than 250 a year in the Florida coast, but no 250 lightning stricks to humans. Only 3 months ago in Stuart, Florida, was a fatality. So please dont tell people how unlikely is. The MUST be carefull and never forget that they are out there and they attack. It is not as uncommon shark attacks as you say, the are more than 250 a year in the Florida coast, but no 250 lightning stricks to humans. Only 3 months ago in Stuart, Florida, was a fatality. So please dont tell people how unlikely is. The MUST be carefull and never forget that they are out there and they attack.

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By: Scott http://texassurfers.com/surf-articles/surfing/how-to-survive-a-shark-attack/comment-page-1/#comment-148 Scott Sat, 12 Jun 2010 03:06:55 +0000 http://texassurfers.com/surf-articles/?p=153#comment-148 I have heard for years that the smell of ammonia (as in urine or pee, piss whatever you wanna call it) attracts sharks TEN TIMES better than blood- so no matter how cold it is, don't PEE IN YOUR WETSUIT!!! Don't pee in the water period, if you see lots of kids, or dogs in the water GET OUT (they'll pee in the water for you). I have heard for years that the smell of ammonia (as in urine or pee, piss whatever you wanna call it) attracts sharks TEN TIMES better than blood- so no matter how cold it is, don’t PEE IN YOUR WETSUIT!!! Don’t pee in the water period, if you see lots of kids, or dogs in the water GET OUT (they’ll pee in the water for you).

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By: Texas Surfer http://texassurfers.com/surf-articles/surfing/how-to-survive-a-shark-attack/comment-page-1/#comment-84 Texas Surfer Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:15:25 +0000 http://texassurfers.com/surf-articles/?p=153#comment-84 The chances of being attacked by a shark while swimming in the ocean, according to the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History, are 1 in 11.5 million. The chances of a fatal attack are 1 in 264.1 million. Both odds decrease somewhat if you are bleeding or, it turns out, peeing. By comparison, the chances of drowning during a visit to the beach are just 1 in 2 million. And the chances of being struck by lightning in any given year are 1 in 500,000, according to the National Weather Service — a risk that narrows to 1 in 6,250 over an 80-year lifetime. Four people died in shark attacks in the U.S. from 2004 to '08; during the same period, the National Weather Service estimates, 2,700 Americans were struck by lightning. Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1954274,00.html?xid=rss-topstories&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Ftopstories+%28TIME%3A+Top+Stories%29#ixzz0dGRJvNOM The chances of being attacked by a shark while swimming in the ocean, according to the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History, are 1 in 11.5 million. The chances of a fatal attack are 1 in 264.1 million. Both odds decrease somewhat if you are bleeding or, it turns out, peeing. By comparison, the chances of drowning during a visit to the beach are just 1 in 2 million. And the chances of being struck by lightning in any given year are 1 in 500,000, according to the National Weather Service — a risk that narrows to 1 in 6,250 over an 80-year lifetime. Four people died in shark attacks in the U.S. from 2004 to ’08; during the same period, the National Weather Service estimates, 2,700 Americans were struck by lightning.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1954274,00.html?xid=rss-topstories&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Ftopstories+%28TIME%3A+Top+Stories%29#ixzz0dGRJvNOM

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By: Hannah Mick http://texassurfers.com/surf-articles/surfing/how-to-survive-a-shark-attack/comment-page-1/#comment-74 Hannah Mick Sat, 14 Nov 2009 19:06:53 +0000 http://texassurfers.com/surf-articles/?p=153#comment-74 well my question is, if the shark has ahold of you, how do you fight without the shark getting bit even more? i think that you should be calm, strugling just makes it come at you alot faster. im just a child and i understand that sharks dont personally come after you because they want to eat you, they come because they think of you as the normal food they usually eat(seals, jellyfish, fish, etc.) also the gills are the best place to hit them becaus if they cant breathe what are they gong to do? they will release you and try to breathe, that is when you will go as fast as you can and try not to be noticed by the shark. well my question is, if the shark has ahold of you, how do you fight without the shark getting bit even more? i think that you should be calm, strugling just makes it come at you alot faster. im just a child and i understand that sharks dont personally come after you because they want to eat you, they come because they think of you as the normal food they usually eat(seals, jellyfish, fish, etc.) also the gills are the best place to hit them becaus if they cant breathe what are they gong to do? they will release you and try to breathe, that is when you will go as fast as you can and try not to be noticed by the shark.

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