Water is a pretty essential part of life. No wonder it covers so much of the planet. Around 71% of the Earth’s land surface is taken up by water. Considering the rate of erosion, as well as the melting of the ice caps raising sea levels, that percentage is likely to increase over the years. Of that 71%, over 96% makes up the various oceans that surround the continents. That’s a vast proportion of land mass, most of which we’ll never reach. You might see it out of a plane window or over the side of a cruise ship, but we’re never going to go for a swim in it. There’s a good reason for that.
Most of the deadliest creatures thrive out in this unpopulated stretch of water, although they’re not simply restricted to these areas. There are plenty of terrifying animals that manage to make their way to the shores of some of the most prominent tourist destinations. It’s not often that they get this close to civilization, but anything’s possible. If they’re hungry for new prey, sometimes fish just won’t cut it. They want something bigger.
There’s more to fear about the ocean than just what lives inside it, but they make up a pretty substantial amount of the dangers lurking beneath the surface. You often hear about animal attacks in the water, because they’re relatively uncommon. However, while they might be rare, they can happen to anyone. The next time you go out for a quick swim on vacation, you could be enjoying your final moments.
Still not sure there’s much to worry about? These photos might change your mind. The perils awaiting you under the water are far greater than you can ever comprehend.