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One of the best things you could do to help is share how "jawesome" sharks are. Peter Benchley, author of Jaws, often remarked that he regretted the negative association people had with sharks after reading or watching Jaws, and he spent the rest of his life as an ocean activist and shark steward.

People are scared of sharks because they think they look scary and they are top ocean predators. However, more people die daily in the US from car accidents than die annually from shark attacks world-wide. In fact, more people die from falling coconuts and champagne corks than from shark attacks!


I've been diving with some of the largest great white sharks in the world - sharks that are the size of a bus and weigh over 4,000 pounds. However, when you are in the water together, sharks do not care that you are there; they are simply doing their own thing and appear quite regal. They certainly are not interested in eating you - they simply want to coexist. It's the humans who are usually creating the problems or are somewhere they should not be.

We ask you to help us with our mission and spread the word that sharks are not the scary, savage beasts they are portrayed to be in the movies. In reality, they are intelligent creatures and are extremely important to our fragile ocean ecosystem.

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