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RE: Shark attack« on: February 24 2009 09:02:00 »
Yes, there are dangerous sharks in Mauritius, particularly bull, dusky, sandbar, and tiger sharks. Although attacks are rare, there are several contributing factors to attacks.
Surfers, as a group are most at risk since the resemble a seal or sea turtle from below. Since 1970, surfers have been attacked 439 times,almost double the amount of attacks on swimmers
An important fact to consider is that the vibrations a human emits while swimming calmly and naturally are exactly the same as those emitted by a wounded fish.
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RE: Shark attack« Reply #1 on: November 08 2011 01:11:00 »
hey, been living in mauritius for 19yrs now, everyone come down here n surf as much as you want, no shark attacks are on here!! except maybe at Souiilac, Gris-Gris, where after the corall reefs, u wud encounter sharks, the lagoon is not gr8 there as compared to other surf sports.. enjoy!
RE: Shark attack« Reply #2 on: February 03 2014 20:02:00 »
Sharks are a part of surfing.
The universal shark test * should make you understand this quite easily, but don't worry too much about it:
sharks kill about 12 persons a year (more chances of winning the lotto), humans kill 11500 sharks per HOUR.
If I were a shark I would really work hard to invert those figures.
* dip your finger in the water then put it to your mouth. If its salty then you know this is where sharks live : )