I've got to get something off my chest here. A rant perhaps.
All of you are talking about sharks as if this is a new species we've recently discovered swimming in our oceans. (And apparently there are people who have actually never seen Jaws.) But let's talk about this because I want to make sure you understand some things.
Secondly, let's think this out. You decide to go for a swim in the ocean. You're entering the home of many of the planet's top predators. If a predator enters your home, what would you do about it? Well, you'd probably kill him, or at least harm him, but a stupid shark is going to swim up and test to see if your seal-like body tastes anything like the seals he's used to chomping down on.
Sharks are given a bad rap. Sure, they have like 300 razor sharp teeth, but there are much greater threats in the ocean. In case you didn't know, sharks are kind of dumb. They're big dopes with poor eyesight. I mean you're literally told that if you encounter a shark, just to give it a punch in the nose. One good smack will leave him dumbfounded. Have you tried punching a black bear lately?
Give for an example, the whale shark. Because it's even goofier than the other scary ones, people love it. That behemoth still has 300 teeth, but since it eats plankton everyone adores it. It's still a shark, people.
Instead of being afraid of sharks and the possibility of an attack (though it's one in three million), how about you try to understand these creatures. With understanding comes respect. With respect, maybe we'll stop dumping our shit into our oceans.
"I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way."
Sharks and Jessica Rabbit were doomed from the start. Drawn to be malicious, they're just living out their fates.
Plus, you should be much more afraid of the octopuses because those suckers can walk up onto land.