Sharks have patrolled Earth’s waters for more than 400 million years, yet it’s only during the past half century that they have truly captured the imagination of people around the globe. Much of that popularity can be attributed to the Academy Award-winning 1976 blockbuster, “Jaws.” Adding to pop culture’s love affair with sharks has been Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. People are interested in sharks — and terrified of them. More: Sharks and alligators go tooth-to-tooth: When they fight, it gets ugly AND bloody More: Alligator myths debunked: Running zigzag won’t help you & gators can climb More: A list: Dumb things people do with sharks With so much information out there, it’s hard to know what is fact and what is fiction. We set out to find answers by speaking with Matt Ajemian, assistant research professor for Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, based in Fort Pierce. His doctorate is in marine science, and he has studied sharks for more than a decade. If you’re swimming off Florida’s Atlantic Coast, there’s probably sharks nearby Ajemian: There’s a misconception that larger sharks are the only ones out there. It’s a result of them getting all… Read full this story
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