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…

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Rachel Wayne

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