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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.
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.
Hit-and-run attacks by sharks can be solved with a new technique that identifies the culprits by the unique chomp they put on their victims.
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.
By Shelby Sebens, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 30--OAK ISLAND -- David Roseman has been shark fishing for 50 years. But he doesn't keep or kill the lion of the ocean. He just enjoys the thrill of the fight. Roseman respects the importance of sharks and their role in the ocean.
Three possible shark sightings have been reported near Martha's Vineyard, Mass., where the 1975 beach thriller blockbuster movie Jaws was filmed. The Boston Herald said a lifeguard spotted a large shark swimming through the waves off South Beach Wednesday.
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.