Dangerous sharks of the red sea
Sharks in the Red sea (as indeed in all other) always lived. And always posed a danger to humans.
However, one should recognize that the person for shark poses no less a threat: shark fins and livers are delicacies and for their production are destroyed each year hundreds of marine predators.
However, recent events in the Red sea, when several people were injured from shark attacks, were forced to draw public attention on these fish. Try to figure out what species of sharks are dangerous to humans and how this risk be avoided.
Globally, there are about 350 species of sharks. Not all of them are dangerous to humans. And threat vary: some can attack from hunger, others only in certain circumstances. In the Red sea, in particular, meet the following shark species:
Grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhychos). Reaches 2.6 m in length with a weight 33,7 kg. Bites swimmers as a rule, only when they start to “stick” to it.
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri). Length is 5.5-6m, weighs 900kg. Listed among the most dangerous. Registered a few dozen attacks of tiger sharks on swimmers, with rare fatal outcomes.
Silver shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus). Reaches 3M in length with a weight of 160kg. Potentially dangerous: one desproporcionadamente to swimmer.
Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus few). Length 2.5 m, weighs 120kg. Attacks on humans do happen, but none of them serious injuries not ended.
Oceanic, the oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus). Around 3.5-4m in length with a weight of 170 kg. Most of the victims of the shipwreck in the open ocean on her conscience.
Korotkoplodnyh Mako shark (Isurus oxyrhinchus). This is the fastest of all the sharks. Reach a length of 3.2-3.8 m with a maximum weight kg. Considered one of the most dangerous to humans.
Giant hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran). Is 6.1 m and weigh 450 kg. Several dozen cases of attacks on people, including lethal.
Whale shark (Rhincodon typus). Up to 18m in length and a weight of 15t or more. Feeds on plankton and is completely harmless.
It is necessary to note a few things .
First, a shark eat a person can not: he’s too big prey for this predator. During the attack the shark may bite a victim, but such injuries are sometimes fatal.
Secondly, even the most dangerous of the breed are still trying to stay away from people. Attacks are usually have any reason, it is often the result of negligence of the victims themselves. It is known that the experienced divers are subjected to shark attacks are extremely rare. The point here is that an experienced diver knows the characteristics of sharks and tries to adhere to certain safety regulations. For example, the appearance of predators in sight will not turn my back on them. Also divers not to dive when near drifting shoals of seals or dolphins, sharks prey on marine mammals and may attack, mistaking the man for one of them.
Attacks on bathers on the beaches are also extremely rare: shark trying to swim in shallow water where not much food. Mostly the victims are swimmers who dive into the water with a rented yacht, while not having a clue about the habits of marine life.
Egyptian authorities said . that will protect travelers using the rail networks. But experts for this decision were skeptical. First, it requires substantial costs, and secondly, harm the environment, and other marine life cannot go on their usual routes.