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How to survive a shark attack

Top tips from Shark Week

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…Shark Week, Discovery Channel’s highly rated aquatic frightfest, resurfaces Aug. 1. Terry Schappert (right), 44, host of Shark Attack Survival Guide, gives his basic beach rules for staying in one piece.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

”Learn about sharks in general, but also sharks that are in your area, what they like to eat, and when. Don’t go to school for it, but take some time before you go in the water.”

BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST

”Know how to do some first aid, like how to use a tourniquet. And have a cell phone on the beach with you or on the boat.”

IT’S TRUE! GO FOR THE NOSE

”If you get attacked by a shark, hit them around the head and on their snout. All of their sensory organs are there, and they might break contact.”

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