Women vs Sharks

Rachel Wayne
10 min readAug 1, 2022

When I was 17, my parents gifted me a snorkeling trip in the Florida Keys as a graduation gift. We traveled to Key Largo, where I joined a bunch of strangers on a pontoon boat headed to John Pennekamp State Park. As a lifelong animal lover and someone fascinated by all things ocean, I was eager to plunge myself into the stunning world of a coral reef.

There was just one problem — the problem that plagues every ocean swimmer’s mind.

Would there be sharks?

The fact is, there are not even 200 shark attacks every year around the world‚ and on average…

Rachel Wayne

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