That viral shark attack video is everything we get wrong about sharks

On Sunday, Australian champion surfer Mick Fanning was competing in the finals of the J-Bay Open tournament in South Africa when a shark surfaced next to him. Fanning fought the shark until it swam away. A boat came by and picked him up, unharmed.

The whole incident was captured on film (above), and it's pretty stunning. The original footage, titled "Shark attacks Mick Fanning at J-Bay Open," has more than 17 million views on YouTube. It's been covered as a story of Fanning's heroic escape...

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