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Ever Wonder Why Sharks Will Bite A Human Then Swim Away? Here's Why

A shark will bite you, but you won’t get eaten by a shark because they think humans taste like crap. According to the Independent Journal Review the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) at the Florida Museum of Natural History found that sharks will get a “taste bite” out of you but will likely spit you out.

Out of 59 unprovoked shark attacks in the United States only one ended in a fatality. This is because sharks don’t eat humans. They don’t like how we taste because we’re “too bony,” according to A. Peter Klimley at the University of California Davis. He says sharks, like the great white, are very picky about what they eat.

"Great whites have extremely slow digestive tracts; if they eat something less than optimal, it slows down their digestive tract for days, prohibiting them from eating other things. That makes them selective about what they eat," said Klimley.

SharkTrust.org says that sharks have "highly sensitive taste buds" which is probably why they don’t eat up humans and stop attacking after the first bite.

"This possibly accounts for the high survival rate of shark victims, where sharks have accidentally bitten humans, released them and left without further incident. In these cases it's likely that the shark's’ sense of taste indicated that the human was not an adequate food source."

If you are attacked by a shark or feel something swim against you, get out of the water. Often times people don't even remember feeling pain when they are bitten. You can also defend yourself by hitting a shark in its sensitive areas like their gills, eyes or nose.

Source: IJ Review
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