When The Dodo spoke with George Burgess, noted shark expert and director of the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History, back in July about a separate incident, he explained what sharks generally have in mind when approaching people. Sharks are "obviously interested in the human," Burgess told The Dodo, but usually they do not want to eat anyone.
And the facts confirm that there are other things in the world to worry about much more than shark attacks: You are more likely to die from lightning, fireworks and even sun exposure than a shark attack; your chance of being killed by a shark is about 1 in 3.7 million.
A few days later, after being treated by the doctor, Ojeda-Thies is back to tweeting pictures of the sea.
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