Wilderness: Marine Bite Topic Guide
Scuba Diving: Marine Animal Bite: Many animals in the ocean can bite or cause scrapes and puncture wounds, and some are even venomous. The first step in treatment is to identify the animal, the time of injury and nature of the attack. Then, first aid should be applied as appropriate.
Shark Attack Shark attacks can be categorized into three types, hit and run, bump and bite, and a sneak attack. You can potentially avoid a shark attack or shark bite by taking precautions such as not wearing shiny jewelry, not splashing in the water, not entering the water if you have an open cut that is bleeding, and paying close attention to your surroundings. Shark bite treatment depends upon the severity of the wound.