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One of the best things you can 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. 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 because they are top ocean predators. However, more people die daily in the US from car accidents than die annually from shark attacks world-wide. More people die from falling coconuts and poping champagne corks than from shark attacks. In fact, you are more likely to be bitten by a human on the NYC subway than you are to bitten by a shark.


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. When you are in the water together, sharks do not care you are there; they are simply doing their own thing and actually appear quite regal. They certainly are not interested in eating you - they simply want to coexist. 

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 vital to our fragile ocean ecosystem.

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