According to then I-Newswire press release, “Explorer welcomes attacks by Great White Sharks,” professional explorer Wave Vidmar is planning a solo ocean row from the USA to Europe for “science, research, education, and of course the adventure of it all.” Vidmar’s boat will feature Kevlar in its construction for “shark protection.”
The press release goes on to make the claim that…
“Typically Atlantic Great White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) will follow the tiny ocean row boats for hours to days, then attack by biting the backs of the boats.”
If anybody can direct me to any research or evidence that supports this claim, I’d appreciate it. I have never come across anything that seems to indicate this is “typical” of Atlantic white sharks.
Update: Solo ocean rower, Wave Vidmar, has provided some more information regarding white sharks following the boats of solo ocean rowers across the Atlantic.