“The shark was just doing what a shark does in the ocean.”Attacks like the one de Gelder endured are incredibly rare. According to the International Shark Attack File maintained by the Florida Museum, just 129 attacks were recorded in 2020. I didn’t feel like the shark wanted to attack me. The unfortunate reality of a shark attack is that if one does decide you might be food, you don’t have much say in the matter. I didn’t feel any pain until it started shaking me and ripping me apart.”Still, doing something is better than nothing.