Recently, three people were attacked by sharks at the beaches in North Carolina. I am terribly sorry for the loses that people have gone through due to these attacks as they are very rare, but now people are wondering why there have been so many attacks, and how they can prevent them.
For the fourth attack, an eight year old boy has endured non life threatening injuries from a shark attack. Authorities have announced a few tips as to how to reduce your chance of encountering a shark attack. The first is to swim with a group of people, as sharks are more likely to attack a person who is alone. The second is to avoid going into the water if you have an open wound or cut, because sharks can smell blood and it attracts them. Colorful or shiny swimwear is also to be avoided, as the sun reflects off of these things and sharks think that they are fish scales.
People have repeatedly explained that Carolina beaches are a swim at your own risk type of place. With all the shark attacks, I would not go near that place, the thought of it alone scares me. I do not care about how rare people say attacks are in those parts, it is clear that it is happening and there is not much we can do to stop a shark after they get within striking distance.