For months, photos and videos showing sharks close to the European coasts have been appearing on social media sites. And this isn’t an accident, there are definitely more and more sharks around these white sand beaches than others.
But is this becoming dangerous for all of us who are tourists at different times throughout the year? In a word, no.
Whilst there may be more of these sharks on our shores because of the human activity that attracts them, the species that have been observed in these waters aren’t the most dangerous.
For example, a basking shark was spotted off the Cap d’Agde last summer and although this shark is the second biggest in the world behind the whale shark, it isn’t a threat to humans, as it exclusively eats plankton. A blue whale was spotted very close to Corsica last summer (about 1.5m from the beach), but this species only attacks when it feels it is in imminent danger.
But where is the great white? You can still find it, as well as its cousins, if you go snorkelling in certain areas. But rest assured, this monster which measures 7 to 8 metres long, has not been spotted for years in Europe. So no need to worry!
Check out the video above for more!