Latest International Shark Attack File Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The three shark attacks in Australia this week has created a â€œJawsâ€ media frenzy, but in actuality, sharks are more in danger in the ocean than humans.
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.
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.
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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