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EXTRA,  Features,  March 2023,  SAFETY

Myth busting: “Everything in the southern hemisphere water wants to eat me!”

Great whites, blue-ringed octopus and reef-dwelling cone snails: marine biologist, writer and broadcaster Dr Helen Scales introduces us some of the most deadly creatures in the southern hemisphere – and explains why they’re not all out to get you!

I find it weird that I know people who think I’m crazy for wanting to swim with sharks. They know me and my love of the ocean, they’ve heard me bang on about the fact that sharks have good reasons to be way more scared of us than we are of them. 

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