The Mediterranean Sea is home to at least 47 unique shark species. While some species claim these waters as their own, others tend to be looked at as ‘vacationers,’ or seasonal visitors. As the media and film worlds play into the sensationalism of shark attacks, encountering one of these creatures ranks pretty high on most people’s fear lists. However, reality suggests that you’re far more likely to be struck by lightning than bitten by a shark. In truth, most shark species are harmless to humans. The likelihood of even spotting a shark while visiting countries, or even islands, along the…

Alistair Economakis

Alistair Economakis is passionate about environmental science and marine biology research especially related to the Greek Seashore

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