I am Mike Coots, a shark attack survivor working to save a species that almost killed me.
I lost my leg to a Tiger Shark riding waves in Hawaii when I was 18 years old. I now surf daily with a custom prosthetic leg, often at the same beach I got attacked. I love everything about sharks, and feel they are extremely important for the health of our oceans. I am a member of the Pew Enviroment Group's Shark Attack Survivors for Shark Conservation. I am featured on this weeks SharkFest television programming on the NatGeo Wild channel. I have now closed the chat.