Friday, June 17, 2005
In South Africa there is a campaign on to stop the practice of attracting sharks by chumming, or attracting sharks by putting fish parts and blood in the water , so tourists are sure of getting a good look and photo-op. This practice is thought to accustom sharks to people and also to associate us with food, so increasing the likelihood of an attack on divers or swimmers. Same as bears, they make great photo subjects and arent dangerous to the feeders, but may be much more dangerous to others they encounter. Makes sense to me. Look but dont interfere etc.