Latest Shark attack Stories
Researchers, writing in the Journal of Animal Ecology suggest that some shark species have "mental maps" of their ranges and can pinpoint locations in the ocean up to 30 miles away.
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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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.
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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.
People have a greater chance of dying from a bee sting or eating peanuts than they do from being attacked by a shark, a Texas scientist said. When you consider all of the millions of people in the water all over the world at any given moment, the number of shark attacks is really extremely minute, said Andre Landry, a marine biologist at Texas A&M University. So far this year, just 40 shark attacks have been reported worldwide with no fatalities, Landry said in a release Friday.
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Despite the fact that they have experienced everyoneâ€™s worst nightmare of being attacked by a shark, former surfers and vacationers -- some even missing limbs -- went to Washington seeking amnesty for their attackers.
Australian surgeons were able to successfully use leeches to help reattach the severed hand of an Australian surfer mauled by a great white shark on Sydney's Bondi Beach.