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Shark Attacks In The US Have Increased
2013-02-12 05:29:12

The International Shark Attack File report released this week by the University of Florida reveals that shark attacks in the U.S. reached a decade high in 2012. Worldwide fatalities, however, remained average.

2011 Shark Attacks Remain Steady, Deaths Highest Since 1993
2012-02-08 05:13:22

Shark attacks in the U.S. declined in 2011, but worldwide fatalities reached a two-decade high, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File report released Tuesday.

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2011-02-09 07:35:00

The United States, as it has in the past, led the world in incidents of unprovoked shark attacks in 2010, according to researchers from Florida.

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2010-05-27 06:10:00

Shark attacks are most likely to occur on Sunday, in less than 6 feet of water, during a new moon and involve surfers wearing black and white bathing suits, a first of its kind study from the University of Florida suggests.

2009-09-04 22:48:40

Shark attacks worldwide are rare, with only 40 reported so far in 2009, a Texas A&M University at Galveston marine biologist said. The reason you hear so much about a shark attack when it occurs is the 'fear factor,' Andre Landry said.

2009-02-20 09:50:01

The recession may be responsible for a slump of a different sort: an unexpected dive in shark attacks, says a University of Florida researcher. Shark attacks worldwide in 2008 dipped to their lowest level in five years, a sign that Americans may be forgoing vacation trips to the beach, said George Burgess, ichthyologist and director of the International Shark Attack File, which is housed at UF.

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2009-01-16 09:55:00

The three shark attacks in Australia this week has created a “Jaws” media frenzy, but in actuality, sharks are more in danger in the ocean than humans.

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2008-02-12 13:15:00

Fatal shark attacks worldwide dipped to their lowest levels in two decades in 2007 with the sole casualty involving a swimmer vacationing in the South Pacific, according to the latest statistics from the University of Florida.

2006-02-13 14:47:21

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Shark attacks dropped in 2005 because people are fighting back more often when threatened and the ranks of ocean predators are thinning, a University of Florida report said on Monday.

2006-02-13 14:50:00

Shark attacks dropped in 2005 because people are fighting back more often when threatened and the ranks of ocean predators are thinning, a University of Florida report said on Monday.


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