Most people steer clear of oceans because of the fear of getting eaten alive by a shark, especially those known to be shark-infested waters. With the constant spate of shark attacks reported, more and more are convinced not to seek these creatures out. However, Julie Andersen believes otherwise.
“It was one of the most magical experiences. The shark just kept coming to me, and we kept rolling and doing these amazing things that you see in the video. None of that is architected. It just came so, so naturally,” Andersen said as she described her first encounter with sharks.
Andersen also stated that it was an unforgettable moment for her as they inspired her to take up the responsibility to assure their protection and survival.
To raise awareness about their constantly decreasing population, Andersen established a nonprofit organization called the “Shark Angels,” which provides education and media campaign for these mighty beasts.
According to their Web site, “The health of the world’s oceans depends on healthy shark populations, and every creature on earth depends on healthy oceans for survival.”
Fortunately, their efforts of conservation did not go unrewarded as their goal spread across the globe.
“It is one of the most magical, incredible experiences, and it’s something I encourage everyone to do,” she added. “Get in the water, meet a shark. Because I promise you, you meet a shark, and you are not going to want to kill sharks.”