Photos Spy Sharks Swim Feet Away From Unsuspecting Beach Visitors

first_img“Why I go to the beach to get in the pool! SHARKS!!!! Not one person had an idea of what was lurking around them,” Gilmer wrote in her Facebook post. “Can’t see the bottom, not swimming in it!”If a shark tries to approach you, the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach has some helpful tips: They recommend sticking your hand in a shark’s gills or hitting a shark in the eye or nose to cause the creature to release.Even though people fear shark attacks, the chances of them happening are very rare each year: According to the Florida Museum, the U.S. had the largest number of unprovoked shark attacks in 2018, with only one fatal incident taking place nationwide. Out of all the states, Florida has the most unprovoked attacks (16), while South Carolina only reported three.More on Geek.com:Watch: Great White Shark Pops Out of Water, Stuns NJ FishermenWatch: Sheriff’s Helicopter Spots 15-Foot Great White Shark in Calif. Man Dies After Apparent Shark Attack in Hawaii Photos of sharks lurking feet away from oblivious beach-goers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, are going viral on Facebook.Ginger Gilmer, who was vacationing in a resort that overlooked North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, snapped pictures of the “spy” sharks swimming in the waters below from her 15th-floor hotel room on Friday, Fox35 Orlando News reported. Her chilling photos, which show the big animals moving really close to unsuspecting swimmers, have racked up 26,000 shares so far. Stay on targetcenter_img Watch: Great White Shark Feasts on Dead Whale in Cape Cod BaySurfer Lands on Massive Shark, Gets Bitten at Beach in Florida last_img