The Nature and Parks Authority has warned that doing so is illegal and potentially dangerous, due to the sharks themselves and the strong currents.
"Since here in Israel we had not yet identified a single dolphin with scars, it had led us to think that there are no - or almost no - such attacks."
While finding a tope shark is amazing enough, as they are considered a critically endangered species, its made all the rarer for its lack of pigmentation, a rare sight on any animal.
It takes about 3,000 sharks to produce one ton of squalene.
Despite existing alternatives, squalene made from sharks is commonly used because it is readily available and is often cheap, rather than due to its effectiveness.
Despite their immense size, whale sharks are docile, and are known to be friendly and somewhat playful with human swimmers and divers.
The sharks, which are tracked using satellite tagging and acoustic telemetry, are an interesting sight in the area, considering the desert conditions of the water.
"This fella paddled over and jumped off his board onto the shark and hit it to get it to release her and then assisted her back into the beach"
There are many theories why sharks would willingly seek out such extreme conditions, but one theory is that they are simply safer there.