1: Approximately 3.17 sharks are killed by humans every second while only less than 6 humans are killed by sharks every year.
2: Sharks are relatively high in the food chain and keep populations of prey in check.
3: Sharks have roamed the ocean for almost 400 million years, even before the dinosaurs.
4: Your chances of encountering a Shark is very rare. You are more likely to get struck with lightning than to encounter a Shark.
5: Sharks are a slow growing species that don’t breed often. They are vulnerable to extinction.
Sharks have a bad rep above the ocean. Their creepy grins, appetite for meat and sharp teeth make it hard to appreciate them. While it may seem like they are out to get us, sharks are a magnificent species that need to be protected.
It’s time for the most intense nights of Perseid meteor shower (August 10–13; Tuesday night with as many as 100 ‘shooting stars’ per hour), here are some tips:
Give your eyes 20 minutes to adjust to the dark. Avoid looking at the moon, your phone or any device that shows light – any exposure to bright lights will instantly ruin your eye’s acclimatization to the dark
If possible go outside the city, or search for good local stargazing places
For the best chances of spotting a shooting star, scan the whole sky repeatedly
Be prepared to spend a few hours sitting outside. Meteor showers can be seen as soon as it gets dark, but better viewing begins about 11 pm
If you have binoculars or a telescope, take them with you. While you’re there, you can also look for constellations, stars, and planets