lucky surfer! unfortunately not everyone is so lucky.
damn i wish those creatures could dissapear.
It might be a figurative speech, but here goes;
Although each lethal attack is a tragedy for the involved sharks are a critical part of the eco system, and here in Hawaii they play a vital role in for instance reef management. A while back shark attacks were retributed by killings of large sharks. The immediate effect was that the small reef fish disappeared. If the reef fish disappear the reef itself will be affected, and if the reef itself die, Hawaii will be run over my waves pretty fast. The reason for the small fish disappearing is that large shark hunt small shark, that feed on smaller fish. The whole point is that removing part of the eco system is NEVER good...
Statistics suggest that fear of shark attack shouldn't deter beachgoers.
Although Sharks kill fewer than 20 people a year worldwide, sharks suffer greatly at human hands. According to the American Elasmobranch Society, between 20 and 100 million sharks die each year due to fishing activity. Much of it illegal.
The United States averages only about one shark-attack fatality every two years. By comparison, lightning kills more than 41 people each year, on average, in the coastal U.S. alone.
Each year there are 50 to 70 confirmed shark attacks and 5 to 15 shark-attack fatalities around the world, according to the International Shark Attack File, which is maintained by the American Elasmobranch Society and the Florida Museum of Natural History.
If we go to the Serengeti and walk in the bush, we should know that we might encounter a lion. But for some reason people assume that the sea is safe and that we have the right to play safely. We tend to forget that it's the natural habitat of sharks and other predators.
When that is said and done you might have your wish fullfilled:
Canadian biologists Ransom Myers and Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Halifax were publishing, in the journal Nature, the latest and most comprehensive estimate of the state of the worldÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s fisheries. Scientists have known for more than a decade that fish are being removed from the ocean faster than they can replenish themselves. But Myers and Worm have now attached a shocking figure to the debate: in the past 50 years, they say, overfishing has removed nine of 10 large predatorsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬