Two good things to know during Shark Week:
First, sharks aren't on the prowl for us — they much prefer traditional meals, such as seal.
And second, if they mistake us for a seal and try to chow down, there's a good chance they won't like us.
"In certain cases, people have been — for lack of a better term — spit out," explained Jim Gartland, fisheries scientist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point. "We don't have enough blubber. We're too bony.
"They've evolved to be efficient predators, and that's just what they are," he added. "But in terms of ruthless killing machines, out there killing people,...