There can be dangers that lurk beneath the surface. In 2018, the United States had the greatest number of unprovoked shark attacks to date. Scientists have seen an increase since 2010.
“The number of human-shark interactions is strongly correlated with time spent by humans in the sea. As the human population continues to expand and as interest in outdoor aquatic recreational activities increases, the incident of shark attack is expected to rise.” ~ Florida Museum
Our mission is to help protect Marine Life and Humans, creating a peaceful co-existence between all.
Preservation, Protection & Peace
Shark attack is probably the most feared natural danger to man, surpassing even hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes in the minds of most beach users and sailors. Surfers, and those participating in board sports, accounted for most of the incidents, 53% of the total cases. Swimming or wading were another 30%.
A shark attack is a hazard that must be considered by anyone entering the marine environment. However, human’s aren’t the only ones that need protecting! For every human killed by a shark, humans kill approximately two million sharks.
There is clearly a need for intervention to protect both human and shark.
In addition to predators, many people fall victim to rip currents each year. A rip current, or rip tide, is a strong, narrow flow of water that moves directly away from shore. It cuts through the waves like a running river out to sea. A rip current is strongest near the surface and can be hazardous to unsuspecting people.
According to the United States Lifesaving Association, more than 80% of rescues involve saving someone caught in a rip current. Last year, San Diego Lifeguards rescued more than 7,000 people. They say children are the biggest risk.
“It’s the number two cause of drowning for kids under the age of 15,” said Capt. James Gartland.
As in any recreational activity, participants must acknowledge that certain risks are part of the sport. How can you protect yourself from unseen dangers?
Shark Nark combines research and protection into one. We use real-time information that allows us to post important warnings, including an increased risk of shark attack, for locations worldwide. The data we collect is stored in our database and may provide a better understanding of our marine environment, including the major changes in Great White sharks behavior and territories.
We provide vital information on the chosen locale, including high/low tide details, lunar activity, fish activity, existence of rip currents, air temperature and bottom composition. In addition you can checked the area for any tagged sharks as well as report a sighting of a hazard they witnessed, including a shark. A warning is issued if there is a rip current at that given location, providing the opportunity to choose a different beach.
Discover what adventures and amenities are nearby to enjoy. By using Shark Nark before heading to the beach, we can keep our beaches safer while continuing to protect the sharks that call the same waters home.
Our mission is Preservation of our oceans, Protection of marine life and humans while providing Peace for all.
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