Tips to help keep you and your family safe this summer:
- Swim with a buddy
- Stay close to shore
- Don’t swim at dawn or dusk
- Don’t swim around schools of fish or where people are fishing
- Avoid wearing jewelry
- Avoid excess splashing
Five ways to minimize the chance of being bitten by a shark
Gavin Naylor, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History, provides five tips to avoid the chance of being bitten by a shark.
How to avoid shark attacks
While the chance that you will be bitten by a shark is very small, you can take steps to minimize your risk. Ten-year-olds Luke and Sophia created this video to help you stay safe in the water.