This is why I no longer enjoy swimming in the ocean (and by "the ocean" I mean the water just off Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island, SC...as that's really the only "ocean" I've known in my lifetime with much regularity). I got bitten on the side by a fish out at South Holston Lake last summer. It didn't hurt. It was a 4-inch Crappy. I think I'll take the Crappy bite over a shark bit any day, thank you very much.