By LINDSEY MARTIN-LEHRERHOFF, Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) As tourists travel the globe, they’re finding new ways to warn others about the dangers of shark attacks, from the water to the sky.
The new signs are part of a wave of shark advisories for tourist destinations in countries such as Guam, the Philippines, Taiwan and South Korea.
But the signs also serve as warnings for people who want to visit those destinations or to the coast, where the number of shark-related deaths has been on the rise for years.
Tourism, tourism and the oceanThe signs warn of dangerous conditions and warnings of sharks.
There are no signs of shark activity in the Pacific Ocean.
There is no shark activity around the Bahamas.
There’s no shark-infested water near the Bahamas and in Puerto Rico.
There is no evidence of any shark attack or incident in Puerto Rican waters.
Tourist warnings are typically in place for coastal areas, such as the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, New York, Texas and Florida.
There have been no shark advisors in the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific.
Tourists in Mexico and Central America are being advised to avoid swimming in waters that are potentially contaminated by sharks, such an area off Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala.
Touristic advisories are also in place in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
In Japan, tourists are being told to wear life jackets and stay away from areas with sharks.
A warning was issued in the country’s northern island of Hokkaido, as the government said it has identified the areas most likely to be contaminated with the deadly species.
In Australia, the warning is to be given in coastal areas such as Bali and the northern beaches of Darwin, and there’s no warning for beaches in the Australian mainland.
Tour Guide Association of Australia said it is aware of the advisories but the agency said it can’t make a decision on the advisory until a safety assessment is completed.
“The advisory is based on information received from authorities in Australia, Canada and New Zealand,” said Rob Evans, the association’s head of tourism and tourism programs.
“It is not a public advisory.
It is not an advisory for the general public.”
Tourist advisories and warnings are part in a wave in shark advisory signs.
The signs warn about dangerous conditions.
There has been no evidence that sharks are responsible for shark attacks.
Tour guide and shark expert Michael Balsam said the signs and warnings can be effective because they’re easy to understand.
But there are risks, including the potential for shark bites, that could make people hesitant to travel.
Balsam noted that sharks can be aggressive, and it’s often difficult to get them to respect the signs or not bite.
He said there’s a possibility that people may ignore signs or the warnings and travel.
“We are going to have to take into account the safety of the environment and that there are people who have a greater propensity to bite,” Balsame said.
Tour guides say the signs can be helpful in places where there’s not enough information to inform people about the risks.
For example, a warning from a shark expert could tell people to keep away from waters that have been contaminated by the deadly creatures.
TourGuide Association of New Zealand spokeswoman Katie Hagan said the association is looking at all its advisories to make sure they are providing all the information they need to ensure that visitors are informed.
In China, shark attacks are on the decline.
The country has about 5,000 confirmed shark attacks and about 1,500 deaths each year, according to the Chinese government.
The China Shark Attack Prevention and Control Committee has set up a public information service and a website that provides tips on how to prevent and handle shark attacks at beaches and at other locations, the government-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
Tour Guides in China say shark attacks can be an opportunity to raise awareness and make people safer.
But, Balsama said, people can be distracted by other things that could be dangerous.
For instance, some tourist groups may set up their own shark safety programs and then encourage people to take them up on their offer, Breslau said.
He added that the signs should not be used to discourage people from visiting certain countries or for visitors to ignore warning signs.