I hate how movies and media portray sharks as mindless killing machines, sharks aren't going to attack you the minute they see you, they are most likely going to take a look at you because they are curious. Now, now. I'm not saying that being around sharks isn't dangerous, never get in the water with a shark unless you have the proper gear. Also, if you have something like a bright object that can confuse the shark, you should get rid of it. You should always go in with gear that protects you. But sharks aren't going to kill you right away, so stop looking at them as freaks of nature and think about the gentler side of these big fish. Sharks don't "Eat" humans, the most it will do is bite you. (Which can be lethal, I'm not saying that It's harmless.) Sharks can attack you if they are confused or if you provoke them. There are even techniques that allow you to put sharks in a relaxed state. Now, about dolphins. Don't get me wrong, I love dolphins. I love every animal, but most people co... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was on a fishing trip when a pod of dolphins started swimming around the boat and "playing" with us. Our guide claimed that dolphins only spend 10% of their time hunting, because they are such efficient hunters, and that they don't really sleep. This means they have lots of spare time which, combined with their high intelligence, is why they like to play with humans.
Is this true?
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