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Last Updated: Tuesday March 29 2005 15:33 GMT

Shark safety tips


People don't get injured in UK waters by shark attacks, but if you are somewhere that does have a problem remember to follow these rules.

  • Don't swim alone.
  • Swim in guarded areas.
  • Avoid swimming at dusk.
  • Don't swim with bleeding wounds.
  • Avoid murky water.
  • Don't wear bright jewellery or high contrasting colors.
  • Don't splash more than you have to.
  • Don't swim if sharks are known to be around.
  • Watch out if you see turtles and fish fleeing the area, or forming into big shoals.
  • If you go fishing, always remove speared or hooked fish from the water.

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