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BOB's Guide to Surviving a Shark Attack

In case you missed the memo, it's officially Shark Week! Yep, it's that time of year to tune into the Discovery Channel every night to find out details on the one of the biggest predators in the sea.

As you've probably know, your old friend BOB has been on many expeditions around the globe both on land and under the water. During a few of his trips, he's faced these beast directly and put together a few tips on how to stay safe and survive going toe to fin against a "Odontaspis taurus" this summer.

 

1.  If you see it coming, act big - If they decide you're bigger than them, they'll usually swim off.  So just like with black bears and other animals, try to fool them into thinking you're bigger than they are.

2.  If it does attack, fight back -  If you play dead with sharks, they'll just keep chomping.  So fight back, and target three key spots:  Their eyes, nose, and gills.  If you have something like a boogie board, you can use that instead of your fists.

3.  Once it leaves, get to shore -  All the splashing around and any blood in the water could potentially attract more sharks.  So get to shore as fast as you can.  Minimizing movement and staying where you are won't make them leave you alone.

 

 

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