I'm not a fan of water sports as an adult, although growing up down here I spent most of every Summer in the bayou. As a result I don't talk much about the large bull sharks that people catch while fishing from the local bridges. They don't bother me, so I don't bother them. I know enough not to swim with the schools of bait fish who are usually running from sharks, so there's no problem.
But knowing that some of you do enjoy ocean swimming I though I give you a heads up about a couple of shark stories.
For those on the Left Coast, you have probably heard about the Great White Shark that has been in a tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Well it got a little large and started to show hunting behaviors, so they released it
into the Pacific. Fortunately the orphan shark has grown from a length of 5 feet and a weight of 62 pounds to 6 feet, 4 inches and 162 pounds, so it should be able to "do lunch".
Down in the Right Coast, off Palm Beach, people get to watch dozens of sharks making their annual migration to the North, but a local biologist tells us that there's 'Nothing To Fear'
as the sharks don't like the taste of humans. Of course, they would have to bite you to find out they don't like the taste, but they'll spit you out like Brussels sprouts...so we're told...by a scientist...who didn't address the blood in the water, feeding frenzy problem.
Have a wet, wonderful time!