August 16, 2023 12:12
He was swimming in the stretch of water of Sant’Erasmo, followed by a small school of fish. A blue shark was spotted this morning in the sea of the south coast as it wandered, to the amazement of those present, under the small wooden boats moored in the marina. This morning’s is only the last episode after those of Santa Flavia and Casteldaccia, in mid-June. The blue shark, or blue shark, is a very common species and, despite its apparently aggressive appearance, it is considered almost harmless to humans.
In recent weeks, several sightings have been reported, from Palermo to Capri via Procida and Salento. Numbers that frighten bathers, who are less inclined to swim out to sea for fear of being near one of these specimens. “Yet many sharks are at risk of extinction,” he tells theAdnKronos Alessia Bacchi, specialist of the Wwf Italy Team Mare. “Scientific data tells us that sharks are decreasing in our waters. In the Mediterranean there are 73 different species of these specimens and over half are in danger of disappearing”.