Attacking Open Water Swimmers From Below

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ocean swimmers or their support crews may occasionally experience a shark encounter when they see a shark fin at the water's surface, but most swimmers and their support crew [...]

Shark In The Pacific Caught Up In The Atlantic

Alexis Madgrigal is a senior editor at The Atlantic, an American magazine founded in 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts as a literary and cultural commentary magazine. Madrigal talks about the cookie cutter attack on Mike Spalding [...]

Fight-or-Flight Response When Sharks Are Spotted

Fight-or-Flight Response When Sharks Are Spotted Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The fight-or-flight response is a normal human reaction that occurs when there is a perceived or actual event, attack, or threat to survival. [...]

Swallowing Stingers While Swimming In Hawaii

"I got stung," is an oft-stated phrase by Linda Kaiser of Hawaii. Kaiwi Channel (Molokai-to-Oahu), Auau Channel (Maui-to-Lanai), Kalohi Channel (Lanai-to-Molokai), Alalakeiki Channel (Kahoolawe-to-Maui), Pailolo Channel (Maui-to-Molokai), Kaulakahi Channel (Kauai-to-Niihau), Kealaikahiki Channel (Kahoolawe-to-Lanai), Alenuihaha Channel [...]

Being Best Buddies In The Water And On Land

Mike McCormick, State Director of Best Buddies Hawaii, and his staff and volunteers work daily to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. "Our programs [...]

Swimming Safely With Thoughts Of Sharks

Jellyfish, currents, cold water, sea snakes, lightning, large waves...nothing strikes more fear in the hearts of open water swimmers than sharks. A fin in the water is a scene that open water swimmers dread. A [...]

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