Experts say there are ways to be aware of what's in the water, clues that something might be fishy, pointing to shark presence.
"When a big school of fish jump out of the water, you should be alert to the fact that something is chasing them," a shark expert told Imperial Beach Patch, explaining the fish may be trying to avoid a predator.
The following tips for avoiding shark attacks were adapted from Imperial Beach Patch and National Geographic:
- Swim at times other than dawn, dusk and night.
- Don't splash excessively or erratically, which can attract sharks.
- Steer clear of fishermen, fisherwomen and fishing boats, which may leave carcass trails.
- Get out of the water calmly if a shark is spotted.
- Don't get in the water if you are bleeding.