We aquarists and nature lovers like snorkelling and diving. In reefs this can bring us face to face with sharks and sooner or later we’ll wonder why these peaceful, mostly anxious, animals still attack people. To find some answers for this and many other questions, we got together with the leading shark researcher Dr. Erich Ritter and organised a JBL shark workshop in the Bahamas. This is practically in the living room of the sharks and more attacks on people are recorded in Florida than anywhere else.
We wanted to learn from Dr. Ritter how sharks tick and what he means when he says that it's not the sharks that are dangerous, just the situations. 22 participants from Germany, France, Scotland and Switzerland travelled to Eleuthera/Bahamas for 7 days to experience some live shark research.