In recent years, movies such as Jaws have sparked much controversy over rogue sharks. This and the historical records that give statistics on shark attacks, like those in 1916 off the shores of New Jersey, have increased the myths and urban legends about rogue sharks attacking humans.
What is a Rogue Shark?
Myth proclaims a rogue shark is one that preys on humans deliberately. It moves through the ocean, not staying within the boundaries of its territory. It displays a behavior that is not typical of its species and stays in a particular area for days at a time where it attacks and kills unsuspecting humans.
Do Rogue Sharks Exist?
No one can say for certain that rogue sharks don’t exist, but they do not prey on humans in the way mentioned above. Some sharks do exhibit bizarre behavior; sometimes because they are hurt or sick. They act differently at these times just as we do when we are hurt or sick. Sharks will also move out of their territory when ocean currents cool, warm or change. Why? Because sharks follow their natural prey.
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