5 Biggest shark myths and misconceptions

Whenever someone mentions sharks, it’s almost as if it instantly triggers the Jaws theme music in your head. But if there's anything we've learnt from movies, it's that frogs don’t turn into princes, you can’t make a theme park from dinosaur DNA remnants, and real sharks are nothing like Hollywood sharks…

Ironically, as a result, sharks have become the victims instead of the predators. Seen as dangerous and malicious killers that eat everything they come across, they are now being killed for their fins or otherwise killed under the guise of self-defence.

Here are some of the most common shark myths and misconceptions that simply aren’t true: